Alexis Hall
fantasy, alternate history > steampunk
Shackles (Prosperity #2) - Alexis Hall

Dear Mr. Dickens,

Since you was so kind as to publish my story in your magazine, lots of folks have been sending me lots of letters asking me about stuff what happened what I don’t know about. Seems like they want to know how a priest what got himself chucked out the church, and the Arch Rogue of Gaslight, being only the prissiest motherswinker whatever held a knife to your throat, wound up in what I reckon ye might call love, or as near as passes for it.

Things is, I never did get the whirligigs to ask Ruben himself, but I done some asking round, and I think I got the shape of it.

’Cos it’s Ruben’s story, I tried to write it all proper and inkhornish like he’d like it, and Byron Kae has checked all the spellings for me, so you don’t have to ask that nice Mr. Collins this time.

I ain’t so sure about the commas.


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Release date: January 2015
Genres: fantasy, alternate historysteampunk
Updated: May 30, 2017

Prosperity :: Series

For your edification, we herein present the tales of Prosperity: diverting, thrilling, and instructive stories for gentlemen and ladies of discerning temperament and sound constitution.

Inspired by true events that took place between the Great Phlogiston Rush of 1855 and the cataclysmic eruption that tore open the skies above England a decade later, this sensational collection chronicles the escapades of criminals, buccaneers, preachers, aethermancers, and madmen. Also a woman.

Airships! Skytowns! Krakens! Adventure! Danger! Passion!

Plus sundry educational notes and moral lessons.

While the stories are numbered in suggested reading order, all books but #1 (Prosperity) can be read out of order without affecting the reading experience. There Will Be Phlogiston may also be read first. However, for maximum enjoyment, we strongly recommend you read Prosperity first, then pick and choose as suits your tastes.

Prosperity (Prosperity #1)
There Will Be Phlogiston (Prosperity #5)
Shackles (Prosperity #2)
Squamous with a Chance of Rain (Prosperity #3)
Cloudy Climes and Starless Skies (Prosperity #4)
Liberty (Prosperity #6)