Take to the Sky – Review of Prosperity by Alexis Hall

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Thanks to NetGalley and Riptide Publishing for the review copy.

Newly landed in lawless skyport, Prosperity, our hero Piccadilly finds himself at the wrong end of a significantly more devious basted than himself. Chaos ensues; our journey begins.

Our charming, hilarious and completely self-made (self-named, even) protagonist does dangerously skirt the adorable orphaned trope that, being an abrasive and shitty orphan, I happen to take personal offense to. I mean, we’re already facing the cold realities of life all in our own, what cruel shithead decided we should be so fucking happy about it?

But I digress.

This book is precious. Usually overly complex or dialectical language tires me out, but every sentence is basically delightful and super fun to read out loud.

The plot is also great, and the characters are each a uniquely amazing flower. The androgenous sky captain and aethermancer Byron Kae was especially captivating. I wanted more and more of them, and missed them when they weren’t being talked about.

I don’t want to give anything away. There is a heavy Lovecraftian vibe going on, but it’s hardly the most interesting factor.

And for the 4.99, this is a steal.

5 stars out of 5