By Fire Above (Signal Airship, #2) by Robyn Bennis

By Fire Above (Signal Airship, #2)

"All's fair in love and war," according to airship captain Josette Dupre, until her hometown becomes occupied by the enemy and her mother a prisoner of war. Then it becomes, "Nothing's fair except bombing those Vins to high hell."Before she can rescue her town, however, Josette must maneuver her way through the nest of overstuffed vipers that make up the nation's military and royal leaders in order to drum up support. The foppish and mostly toler...


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TitleBy Fire Above (Signal Airship, #2)
ISBN9780765388797
Author
Release DateMay 15th, 2018
PublisherTor Books
LanguageEnglish
GenreScience Fiction, Steampunk, Fantasy
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Reviews By Fire Above (Signal Airship, #2)

  • Beth
    1970-01-01
    In a world where technological advancements could mean life or death, strong woman and analytical thinkers prevale. War, political machinations and greed are prevalent so inventions, and not the magical sort, are what makes this world turn. This is not your typical magically enhanced steampunk but mechanical and scientific in nature.Bennis is extremely descriptive and imaginative in naming and describing specific pieces of the Airship, making it ...
  • Marta Cox
    1970-01-01
    A slow start but a cracking finish as the author catches up with Josette and Bernat. I won’t lie I find Josette cold and lacking in emotion at times but as a woman making huge strides in what has been traditionally a male environment I do understand just why she might be cautious. This book sees her struggling to ‘save’ her mother and captured home town but there are political hoops to jump through first.Betnat is a character that is still ...
  • Beth Cato
    1970-01-01
    The second book in Bennis's Signal Airship series is even stronger than the first book, beginning at a fast clip that continues all the way through. What I love about these books is that they approach steampunk from a military standpoint; even with some fantastical elements, the airships feel realistic and the technological advantages and disadvantages of the vessels play a major role throughout.By Fire Above isn't all about battle, though. Court...
  • Marta Cox
    1970-01-01
    A slow start but an amazing finish.
  • Marlene
    1970-01-01
    Originally published at Reading RealityBy Fire Above is the direct sequel to last year’s absolutely awesome The Guns Above. If you enjoy your SF with a hint of steampunk, really snappy dialog and fantastic kick-ass heroines, The Guns Above might just be your jam. It certainly was mine.That this is a direct sequel to the first book is a zeppelin-sized hint that this book makes no sense whatsoever without having read the first book first. Not onl...
  • Barb in Maryland
    1970-01-01
    3.5 stars.The blurb is a good one--check it out.Our poor airship captain, Josette Dupre, is such a fish out of water when it comes to court politics and etiquette. All she really wants to do is get back to her airship Mistral and her crew and then fight the Vins. Court does have one compensation, however, in the person of Lord Bernat's older brother Roland. A good bit of humor develops as Bernie keeps trying to warn Josette away from Roland, to n...
  • Janet Martin
    1970-01-01
    Terrific adventure fantasy--no magic, just a world in which technology is still locked in steam powered airships, muskets, and hand to hand combat. Great female protagonist, politics, hints of romance and lots of action. A terrific read
  • [redacted by S.H.I.E.L.D.]
    1970-01-01
    These are just the most delightful books ever.
  • Ashley
    1970-01-01
    She leaned over and said, “We might die in a minute, Bernie. Anything left to say?”He spent a few moments staring contemplatively into the lightning-lit clouds. Finally, he said, “I’m not the slightest bit sorry I slept with your mother.”- from the uncorrected proof of By Fire AboveYou can see my full review (with gifs!) here. So Robyn Bennis’s debut The Guns Above was one of the most fun books I’d read in a while - nothing but nons...
  • H.
    1970-01-01
    Bennis wrote one of my favorite books last year with The Guns Above. By Fire Above may not quite reach those same lofty heights, but it is one h*ck of a sequel. As before, By Fire Above is one equal part terrific action set pieces, pure hilarity, and deep military SF that is no more leery of meditating on duty and honor than it is of a little blood and thunder.Fresh off the explosive events of the first book, Josette has a newfound fame as an air...
  • Deborah Ross
    1970-01-01
    In this sequel to The Guns Above, Robyn Bemis continues the steampunk adventures of a woman airship captain. Once again, Josette Dupree, captain of His Majesty’s Signal Airship Mistral, along with her intrepid crew and not-so-intrepid supercargo, aristocrat Lord Bernat Hinkal, have been given an impossible mission: with glamorous but woefully inadequate repairs to the airship, she is to play a largely ceremonial role at the capital city. None o...
  • Jessie H.
    1970-01-01
    This review was originally posted on the Goldilox and the Three Weres blog.One of my favorite under the radar books last year was The Guns Above by Robyn Bennis so it's not a stretch to say that I've been anxiously awaiting the sequel, By Fire Above. It was everything I wanted it to be. It started up a bit slow because Josette needed a crash course in royal politics from Lord Bernat (aka Bernie) but it quickly morphed into the fast-paced adventur...
  • Shane Jardine
    1970-01-01
    I don’t even know where to start with this review, I loved The Guns Above last year so I was pretty excited to receive this book in the mail a few weeks ago and was honestly a little surprised by how much it exceeded my expectations. By Fire Above by Robyn Bennis was a fast-paced adventure full of nearly nonstop action and adventure that I was unable to put down once I had started reading. I’m normally not a huge fan of military fiction but t...
  • Chris Bauer
    1970-01-01
    The second book in Robyn Bennis' Signal Airship series "By Fire Above" is every bit as good as the first. As a note, I'd HIGHLY recommend starting with that book before reading "By Fire Above" The book was thoroughly enjoyable as a stand-alone novel, but there were numerous scenes in which prior events are referenced and for the full enjoyment of it, one should be aware of that chronology.I loved this book for the same reasons I enjoyed the first...
  • Viktória Tóth
    1970-01-01
    I received a copy of this book in exchange of an honest reviewWhen I requested this book I wasn’t aware that it is the second one in a series. So I needed to read that one first. Honestly this book was an okay read for me but the thing is there are only a few genres that I don’t like to read and steampunk is one of them. This book belonging to that genre was another thing I wasn’t aware I expected a more sci-fi story. This teaches me that c...
  • Jo (Mixed Book Bag)
    1970-01-01
    I loved The Guns Above and was excited when By Fire Above came out. While I enjoyed the book I felt it was not up to the standard set by book one. This time Josette Dupre spends more time on the ground than in the air. First it is politics, something that she fails at in spite of the help Lord Bernat and his older brother give her. All of this was rather slow and while interesting I just kept wanting Josette back in the air. The real action did n...
  • Joe Jones
    1970-01-01
    This is the sequel to one of my favorite books last year The Guns Above! Yes, you do want to read that first to get the full impact of this one. In this one we start out slow as Josette gets a crash course in Royal politics. The pace slowly increases as Josette, Bernie and the rest of the crew of the Mistral take part in a plan to retake the city of Durum. When you get to the last quarter of the book make sure you have enough time to finish the b...
  • Ben
    1970-01-01
    I'm really enjoying these books. The characters play the role of stereotypical artistocrat and hardworking peasant; however, they interact and develop in such a lovely way. Characters that should feel phony, are so vibrant. Perhaps I am merely charmed by the story, and am overlooking its faults. If you enjoyed the first book, you will enjoy this book as well. IMO. Decent female lead overthrowing sexist norms, without being too in your face about ...
  • Sontaranpr
    1970-01-01
    Continues in the same manner as the first one with more sass and more inter-character niggle. The poor airship and her crew get chunks blown out of each them while we encounter a first officer who should look up the term "fragging" in the dictionary. Lots of fun, plenty of musket fire, and you can choose your crew but not your family.
  • Hesione
    1970-01-01
    Yeah yeah, I know, I never finish the books I shelve as currently-reading. But anyways.This was much more to my liking than the first one, chiefly because slightly more emotions and drama got involved ;). Not that the first one was bad at all - it just seemed more traditional in the sense of a military fiction series - i.e. battle-focused. This one, welp, things got interesting real quick.
  • Craig Pearson
    1970-01-01
    This was a well crafted military novel that keeps you interested and turning pages. I have never read any other stories of the series and therein lie my issues with this book. The author does little to explain the world that is the focus of the story. He also does not explain very well how the airships are built and held together. The terminology used is vague and seemingly sometimes made up.
  • Ita
    1970-01-01
    Wow! The plot went places I did not expect! Love the characters and Kate Reading did a fabulous job reading it. Can't wait for the next book.