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A Shield Against the Darkness (Airship Daedalus Book 1) Kindle Edition
|Length: 243 pages||Word Wise: Enabled||Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled|
|Page Flip: Enabled||
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About the Author
Todd Downing's love affair with pulp adventure dates back to his consumption of classic radio dramas and comic books as a child in the 1970s, which broadened into a general appreciation for scifi and fantasy media of all kinds. He grew up in the greater San Francisco Bay Area, writing and drawing from a young age, his works ever-present in school literary journals and newspapers, and eventually on film. He married his high school sweetheart and moved to Seattle in the early 1990s where he began to write professionally, and worked as an artist in the videogame industry until his publishing company became a full time operation. As the co-founder and creative director of Deep7 Press, Downing was the primary author and designer of over fifty roleplaying titles, including Arrowflight, RADZ, Airship Daedalus, and the official Red Dwarf RPG. He continues to write genre fiction for stage, film, comics, audio, and adventure gaming products. Widowed to cancer in 2005, Downing remarried in 2009 and currently enjoys an empty nest in Port Orchard, Washington, with his wife, two cats, an elderly German shepherd and a flock of unruly chickens. --This text refers to the paperback edition.
- ASIN : B076BD864Z
- Publisher : Deep7 Press; 1st edition (16 October 2017)
- Language : English
- File size : 1497 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 243 pages
- Customer Reviews:
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Very good, but especially so for old radio fansReviewed in Canada on 28 December 2017
If you're a fan of old radio serials, then this is for you. When reading you';ll almost hear it in that tinny, 1930s "Mid-Atlantic" radio voice. It's a prequel to "Assassins of the Lost Kingdom" and doesn't have to be read before that book, as both stand alone quite nicely, but I would recommend doing so.
Great Premise, Weak ExecutionReviewed in the United States on 23 October 2019
Knowing nothing about Todd Downing's AEGIS world, I stumbled across A SHIELD AGAINST THE DARKNESS intrigued by the premise: a crew races against time to stop Aleister Crowley from unleashing dark magic in an experimental airship designed by Thomas Edison. Airships and action and ancient evil? Sign me up! Unfortunately, Downing's prose leaves a lot to be desired, as it does little to maintain the reader's interest with bland, flat descriptions and dialogue. This is an adventure tale that felt exactly like a dry sandwich. Great ingredients, by accounts should be at least palatable, but zero flavor and almost offensively difficult to get through by the end. Got as much of it down as I could, picked through the last of it, and left the remains behind. Just goes to show that good ideas don't always mean good execution.
It’s Indiana Jones in an airship!Reviewed in the United States on 6 January 2020
This is a fun pulp-style romp with evil Prussians, aerial combat, zombies and an intrepid two-gun hero who calls up an image of Harrison Ford. Not exactly literary fiction but a brisk piece of retro adventure well worth the price of the popcorn.
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Fun and excitingReviewed in the United States on 5 August 2019
Just finished listening to A shield Against Darkness, when I started this book I was skeptical as it is book I normally wouldn't listen to or read. But I was pleasantly surprised.🙂 it was engaging, exciting and well written. It contains mysteries, magic and comedy. I would highly recommend this book. I can not wait to listen to the next one.
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J R Collie
Adventure in an Airship with Supernatural bad guys.Reviewed in the United States on 11 June 2019
This book is a great introduction to the crew, a group that met in the war and are still aching for adventure. The semi-historical characters add a bit of flair. I am very excited to read to whole series.
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