This is a steam punk, post apocalypse tale of Zeppelineers and their inter-clan rivalries. In this particular tale, the Founders declare war on the rest of the clans.
The setting provides some interest as well. The Pneumatic Zeppelin, a hydrogen fueled zeppelin captained by Romulus Buckle of the Crankshaft clan, is the setting for much of the action. However the world has been sectioned into Clan areas that have a vague ethnicity. Attributes are ascribed to Clan members based on stereo types. Gruff Russians, fragile and weird geeks and hard drinking Irish. That area is a touch simplistic for my taste.
The story is good and moves at a respectable pace. The Martian fauna add extra danger to an already somewhat bizarre environment.
I recommend the book.
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