Welcome to the Blog + Review Tour for The Lady’s Triumph by Shelly Adina & R.E. Scott, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!
I don’t remember ever hearing the term “alt history” until reading The Regent’s Devices series by Shelley Adina and R. E. Scott. The term is quite appropriate since the books take quite a few liberties with an actual period of history during the Napoleonic wars and is a very imaginative take on what could have happened if . . . The Lady’s Triumph is the third and final book in the series and it continues the adventure that began in the first book and takes it to a satisfying conclusion.
The Lady’s Triumph could probably be read as a stand alone book but why would anyone want to do that? I am so thankful that after receiving the book for review and realizing that it was the last of a series, I decided to purchase the first two books and read them before beginning my review copy. It was obvious to me that my enjoyment was enhanced by reading the entire series in order.
With its Regency Steampunk theme, this book should appeal both to YA and adult readers. The plot moves along at a smooth and steady pace with ample danger, suspense, action, and subtle romance to hold most readers’ interest. I loved the interaction between characters especially the young women who were described as tinkerers and aeronauts. Interesting devices, brave exploits, and flawed yet perfect heroes brought the story to life. I MUST read more by this excellent team of authors!
I voluntarily reviewed a copy of this book provided by JustReads Publicity. A favorable review was not required. All views expressed are my own.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
Only one thing could be worse than Napoleon’s invasion of England…
After their daring adventures behind enemy lines in France, Loveday Penhale and Celeste Blanchard cannot settle into everyday life at home. Has the Tinkering Prince forgotten them entirely? What of the prize he promised? Then, with the flourish of a royal messenger’s hand, their lives are changed. Not only have they won the prize, they are to join the Prince’s Own Engineers in London!
They must overcome many a stone in the path, however—leave all they love, find a suitable house, and worst of all, cope with a chaperone—before they can take their rightful places among the most intelligent and forward-thinking minds in the kingdom. Their goal? To develop an airborne fleet that will end Napoleon’s dreams of conquering England forever.
But the saboteur who has been plaguing their efforts for months has not yet been caught. And along with battling for acceptance among the engineers, tiptoeing closer to falling in love, and receiving invitations to Almack’s, they must discover the traitor’s identity … before the Prince Regent steps forward to command the fleet and finds himself playing right into Napoleon’s hands.
(3) winners will receive a copy of The Emperor’s Aeronaut and The Prince’s Pilot (print + bookmarks US only, ebook internationally).
Full tour schedule linked below. The giveaway begins at midnight September 27, 2022 and will last through 11:59 PM EST on October 4, 2022. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. Print + bookmarks US only, ebook internationally.Void where prohibited by law or logistics.
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