Ivey and the Airship – Aether’s Edge Book One
Coming of age presents a dilemma for Ivey Thornton. She’s a spirited girl with more than her share of strength and intelligence, but no interest in courtship or marriage. Ivey dreams of following in her father’s footsteps, tracking the unknown species of flora and fauna that threaten the world of Aether. Her plans are upended when Arvel Thornton mysteriously arranges her engagement to the reclusive heir of Fenchurche Industries. She boards the airship Monarch with the intention of helping Miles Fenchurche discover a happier future, as long as it doesn’t include her. But something evil has stowed away on Miles’ ship and if Ivey doesn’t learn how to trust him, the greatest adventure of her life might be her last.
Coming September 30, 2016!
The Updated 2nd Edition of Ivey and the Airship
Pantala Press is launching a special Second Edition of Ivey and the Airship! This version of the book includes:
- New cover art by Wylie Beckert in collaboration with Aether’s Edge Creative Director Bob West
- Detailed illustrations and graphics
- A deeper dive into the strange and beautiful world of Aether
The Aether’s Edge series is a pentalogy of Sci-Fi/Fantasy novels for young adults and up. The stories empower girls to follow their dreams and make the most of the world around them. In Greek Mythology, the word Aether describes a substance believed to occupy the universe beyond the worldly sphere. It is the rarified air, breathed only by the gods, and it happens to be the perfect medium for levitating a mystical airship.
Stay Tuned Here – for more information about the launch date for digital copies of the Second Edition of Ivey and the Airship from Amazon, Apple, Barnes & Noble, and other major online book vendors.
Personalized hardcover copies will soon be on sale at aethersedge.com.
ratings: 49 (avg rating 3.94)
Ivey and the Airship is a tale of horror and romance set in Aether, a steampunk world filled with airships and contraptions of unfathomable size and elegance. The storyline is simple at first, but it slowly spreads and weaves its way through your imagination as the plot develops and you get deeper into the story, meeting loads of great characters along the way. From killer leeches to power-hungry cipher machines, the book spirals in and out of Inception-like dream circles. Ivey and the Airship is definitely a book I would recommend to any reader of steampunk or adventure novels. – Evan Bordessa, GeekMom.com
“The characters in Ivey and the Airship are so compelling and convincing that I could not put the book down. Young Ivey’s growth is beautiful as she comes to grips with her gifts, thumbs her nose at this sci-fi Victorian society, saves the world, and—last but not least—claims the affection of the most eligible bachelor on the planet. Cheryl Ammeter’s writing is fresh, inventive, and so cinematic—I could easily visualize all the airships, monsters, and friends of the family. Ivey’s pet monster—the often invisible, ferocious ‘waterdog’—is a boffo creation. I want my own. Ivey and the Airship really has everything: adventure, romance, humor, large metaphors . . . and I loved the ending!”
– Jane Howle, former publisher of Baskerville Publishers, Inc.