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Copyright S. Haworth
24 October 2012
I sink down on one knee. The purple and black vines embroidered on my skirts spread elegantly out around me.
"Your Grace of Coranza," I say with a little inclination of my head. "Will you do me the honour of accepting my hand in marriage?"
For a long moment, the Duke doesn't answer me. I'm beginning to think that he's going to throw me in a dungeon after all.
When adventurous widow Kadia Warner inherits the airship Concordia, she finds herself at the eye of a gathering storm. In the one duchy that remains free of the Empire, can she find love with the Emperor's erstwhile best friend? And how far will the Emperor go to get the Concordia - and Kadia - back? An industrial fantasy romance inspired by Charlotte Brontë’s Angria novelettes, featuring castles with dungeons, border fortresses without dungeons, kidnappings, masquerades, railway stranglers, duels with sword and pistol, airships, the opera, shady business practices, love, sex, danger and a mechanical birdcage.
Worlds Apart in the Same World: A Study of the Brontë Sisters
January 2, 2012
Sisters know each other’s biggest dreams and greatest fears. Sisters remain when everyone else has left. Sisters hate each other, cry together, laugh together, and most of all they love. Charlotte, Emily, and Anne Brontë were sisters who lived together all of their lives. Most of the time their only companions were each other, and they were close friends. All three sisters wrote and found their strength through expressing their beliefs in their novels. However, even though Charlotte, Emily, and Anne Brontë were close sisters, they had very different worldviews. Each sister had a unique belief about reality, morality, and what is valuable that they expressed through their writing. In spite of the sisters’ shared experiences, Charlotte, Emily, and Anne were women were worlds apart living in the same world.