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Arabella and the Battle of Venus (The Adventures of Arabella Ashby) (original 2017; edition 2017)

by David D. Levine (Author)

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The thrilling adventures of Arabella Ashby continue inArabella and the Battle of Venus, the second book in Hugo-winning author David D. Levine's swashbuckling sci-fi, alternate history series! Arabella's wedding plans to marry Captain Singh of the Honorable Mars Trading Company are interrupted when her fiancé is captured by the French and sent to a prisoner-of-war camp on swampy Venus. Now, Arabella must find passage to an enemy-controlled planet in the middle of a war, bribe or fight her way past vicious guards, and rescue her Captain. To do this she must enlist the help of the dashing privateer, Daniel Fox of theTouchstone and build her own clockwork navigational automaton in order to get to Venus before the dread French general, Joseph Fouché, the Executioner of Lyon. Once on Venus, Arabella, Singh, and Fox soon discover that Napoleon has designed a secret weapon, one that could subjugate the entire galaxy if they can't discover a way to stop Fouché, and the entire French army, from completing their emperor's mandate.… (more)
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Title:Arabella and the Battle of Venus (The Adventures of Arabella Ashby)
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This was a slightly disappointing sequel in that the middle is heavy and slow. It doesn't flow quite as well as the first book, and the attempt at a love triangle was awkward and unnecessary. Still, the last portion is filled with cracking good action. Reading the acknowledgments, I saw that Levine lost his wife and it made me feel immense compassion and colored some of my perception of the book. 3.5 stars. ( )
  DrFuriosa | Dec 4, 2020 |
Arabella is at it again when she hires a privateer to take her to Venus where her fiance is being held by the French, headed by Napoleon. She continues to flaunt social norms but ends up saving the day several time due to her mechanical aptitude and out-of-the-box thinking. Love the ending. ( )
  GigaClon | Mar 21, 2020 |
Excellent adventure of the steampunk-alt-history-regency variety!

I *think* I'd get more if I knew more *real* history, but still, this is a great swashbuckler! In a universe with wooden spaceships and Napoleon in exile on the Moon (till his escape), there is no limit to the action as Arabella fights to travel from Mars to Venus to rescue her fiance from a French prison camp. Lots of twists and turns in a terrific adventure! ( )
  mrklingon | Apr 22, 2019 |
When Arabella hears that her beloved Capt Singh has been taken as a prisoner of war by the French and held on Venus, she finds a pirate captain willing to take her there. After a difficult journey, the ship is captured by the French and Arabella finds herself also a prisoner and her captain much changed. Espionage, Napoleonic wars, Fulton, escape, and battles ensue. ( )
  4leschats | Oct 22, 2018 |
When her fiance is captured by the French and held on Venus, Arabella decides, contrary to instructions, to rescue him. Can she outwit the French, their Venusian allies, and Napoleon himself?

Understandably darker given the author's circumstances, but this rip roaring yarn is still great fun. ( )
  Robertgreaves | Oct 2, 2018 |
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The thrilling adventures of Arabella Ashby continue inArabella and the Battle of Venus, the second book in Hugo-winning author David D. Levine's swashbuckling sci-fi, alternate history series! Arabella's wedding plans to marry Captain Singh of the Honorable Mars Trading Company are interrupted when her fiancé is captured by the French and sent to a prisoner-of-war camp on swampy Venus. Now, Arabella must find passage to an enemy-controlled planet in the middle of a war, bribe or fight her way past vicious guards, and rescue her Captain. To do this she must enlist the help of the dashing privateer, Daniel Fox of theTouchstone and build her own clockwork navigational automaton in order to get to Venus before the dread French general, Joseph Fouché, the Executioner of Lyon. Once on Venus, Arabella, Singh, and Fox soon discover that Napoleon has designed a secret weapon, one that could subjugate the entire galaxy if they can't discover a way to stop Fouché, and the entire French army, from completing their emperor's mandate.

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