Peacemaker (The Flash Gold Chronicles, #3)

Rated 4.88/5 based on 8 reviews
Half-breed tinkerer Kali McAlister doesn’t care that the gold rush has stormed into Dawson and prospectors are flooding the north—all she wants is to finish construction of her airship, so she can escape the Yukon and see the world.

Unfortunately, the world keeps chucking wrenches into her machinery: a mysterious gambler is pumping her for information on her... More

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Words: 39,210
Language: English
ISBN: 9781465916624
About Lindsay Buroker

I've been writing fantasy novels and short stories since I was seven. I've been finishing them since... well, that's a more recent development.

I'm a professional blogger for my day job, and I live in the Seattle area. I have two vizslas who are as spoiled as most people's kids. Occasionally they let me leave the house to play tennis, go to the coffee shop, or take a yoga class.

My fantasy short stories are available as free ebooks around the web, and my fantasy novels are up at Amazon, Smashwords, and Barnes & Noble.

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Review by: Jemima Pett on Aug. 09, 2013 :
The third and final book in the Flash Gold Chronicles (so far, at any rate) sees Kali intent on making an airship so she can escape from Dawson City and the cold of the oncoming winter. The gold rush is in full flow, and the forests around are being denuded - there's not much around to see them through to the spring. Kali is an engineer - but in a steampunk world, engineering is a little different from what you might expect of the historical gold rush era.

Kali takes her bounty hunter beau on a search through the forest on her SAB - a self-automated bicycle, running on steam power - on the trail of a human monster killing native women in a horrible manner. She's diverted by a pirate attack from an airship, and thinks what a great idea it would be to get rid of the pirates and salvage their airship - thus saving herself months of work.

Well, it's not quite as easy as that, and between meetings with differtent people who each want the other one taken out of the way for various reasons, Kali eventually finds herself back on that airship, in a life or death situation for more than herself.

Peacemaker follows the first two books, Flash Gold and Hunted, rounding off the story reasonably well, but with plenty of scope for further adventures. I was just thinking there was too much near-romance and it had got a little slow, when WHAM the pace changed and it was a non-stop switchback of story telling all the way home.

I did stop to admire some beautiful phrasing:

A breeze scuttled down Main Street, swatting at a newspaper page too mired in the mud to escape, though it rattled and whipped in a valiant effort to do so.

and

“Are you sure you want to be that insulting,” Kali asked, fishing in a pocket, “considering I’m standing right behind you with—” she grabbed the first tool that she felt and pulled it out, “—pliers in my hand?”

I don't know if Ms Buroker has any plans for more in this series, but I know she's been hard at work on the Emperor's Edge series and other works. I've got a few of those nestling on my kindle app waiting to be brought out and read some time. We'll just have to wait and see if Kali ever makes it out of Dawson. I hope so. I want more Flash Gold!
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Sophia DeLuna on Feb. 18, 2013 :
Wow, I loved this one! This series is definitely growing on me. I hope the next installment will be out soon.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: B Russell on May 30, 2012 :
My favorite of this series. Kali is becoming more fun and interesting. I enjoy all of Lindsay's books and stories.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Kelly Christensen on May 23, 2012 :
Loved it!
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Rochelle Muller on March 19, 2012 :
I hope the 4th book is published soon!! But EE4 will tide me over. And I still have Encrypted to read too :)
Can't get enough of Miss Buroker's writing!
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

Review by: Diana Collins on March 06, 2012 :
Another great story. Love all Lindsay's books, but especially this series. Really looking forward to the next installment. Hopefully it will be as long as this one, but a full length novel would be really great!
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

Review by: Jess on March 06, 2012 :
Again a fantastic story from Lindsay. I love Kali and Cedar but am excited about new additions. I cannot wait until the next book and I love that Lindsay does not take forever to publish her work.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

Review by: Jen on March 05, 2012 :
Great addition to the series, can't wait for the next one.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

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