Her father's been pronounced dead. Destructive earthquakes ravage the countryside. An invading army looms over the horizon. And Zaira's day is just getting started...
Abandoned at an early age, Zaira von Monocle found life as the daughter of a great adventurer to be filled with hard work and difficulty. She quickly learned to rely on only herself. But when a messenger brought news that her father was dead and that she was the heir to his airship, her world turned upside down.
Zaira soon finds herself trapped in the midst of a war between her home country of Rislandia and the cruel Wyranth Empire, whose soldiers are acting peculiarly — almost inhuman. With the enemy army advancing, her newfound ship’s crew may be the only ones who can save the kingdom.
For Steam and Country is the first book in the Adventures of Baron Von Monocle series by top-10 Amazon best selling space opera author, Jon Del Arroz.
"Witty, charming and downright thrilling! Del Arroz nails the feel of good old fashioned Steampunkery with wit, aplomb and of course... panache." - Nick Cole, author of the Dragon Award winner, CTRL ALT Revolt
"FOR STEAM AND COUNTRY is a rousing girl-powered fantasy tale. I thoroughly enjoyed this action-packed airship adventure!" - Laurie Forest, author of The Black Witch
Jon Del Arroz began his writing career in high school, providing book reviews and the occasional article for a local news magazine, The Valley Citizen. He is the writer of the weekly web comic, Flying Sparks, which has been hailed by Comic Book Resources as “the kind of stuff that made me fall in love with early Marvel comics: an equal balance of super-powered action and personal/relationship drama.” The comic has garnered national attention and has given me the opportunity to speak on expert panels at many conventions, including San Diego Comic-Con. He has had short stories published with Zharmae Publishing and If-X magazine and serves as associate editor of Albedo One Science Fiction and Fantasy magazine. He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife and two sons.