Arabella and the Battle of Venus

Arabella and the Battle of Venus

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When her fiancâe is captured by the French and sent to a POW camp on swampy Venus, Arabella Ashby recruits the assistance of privateer Daniel Fox and secures passage to the enemy-controlled planet in the middle of a war to stage a daring rescue.

McMillan Palgrave

The thrilling adventures of Arabella Ashby continue in Arabella and the Battle of Venus, the second book in Hugo-winning author David D. Levine's swashbuckling sci-fi, alternate history series!

Arabella’s wedding plans to marry Captain Singh of the Honorable Mars Trading Company are interrupted when her fiancé is captured by the French and sent to a prisoner-of-war camp on swampy Venus. Now, Arabella must find passage to an enemy-controlled planet in the middle of a war, bribe or fight her way past vicious guards, and rescue her Captain.

To do this she must enlist the help of the dashing privateer, Daniel Fox of the Touchstone and build her own clockwork navigational automaton in order to get to Venus before the dread French general, Joseph Fouché, the Executioner of Lyon.

Once on Venus, Arabella, Singh, and Fox soon discover that Napoleon has designed a secret weapon, one that could subjugate the entire galaxy if they can’t discover a way to stop Fouché, and the entire French army, from completing their emperor’s mandate.



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When her fiancé is captured by the French and sent to a POW camp on swampy Venus, swashbuckling Arabella Ashby recruits the assistance of dashing privateer Daniel Fox and secures passage to the enemy-controlled planet in the middle of a war to stage a daring rescue. By the Hugo Award-winning author of Space Magic.

Publisher: New York : Tor, 2017
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780765382825
Branch Call Number: SCIFI LEV
Characteristics: 416 p. ;,22 cm

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Aug 02, 2017

Some quibbles about the romantic subplot notwithstanding, Arabella and the Battle of Venus is an excellent second outing in Levine’s original series, which combines adventure and intrigue with alternate history, as well as considerable character growth for the heroine. I’m thoroughly looking forward to the trilogy’s conclusion, which will hopefully be released next year.

Full review: https://shayshortt.com/2017/08/02/arabella-and-the-battle-of-venus/

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Aug 02, 2017

Arabella and Captain Singh’s wedding plans are put on hold when Captain Singh is sent to Venus by the Honorable Mars Company just as Napoleon escapes his prison on the moon. Captain Singh is caught in enemy territory at the outbreak of hostilities, and is promptly captured and held prisoner on the French colony. When Arabella learns that Joseph Fouché, the Executioner of Lyon, will take charge of the English prisoners on Venus, she engages the privateer Daniel Fox, and his ship Touchstone, to get her Venus first. With only her wits and a banknote for five hundred pounds, she must try to arrange the release of Captain Singh, and Diana’s crew before their brutal new gaoler arrives.

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Aug 02, 2017

Her husband-to-be was a prisoner of war. This matter could not be allowed to stand.

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