Delightful, fun, and captivating steampunk/pirate premise. The world building was smooth, viable and suspense-filled, while the characterization grew just as smoothly. I thoroughly enjoyed the "twist" on the characters, Beche and Alex's relationship development; something along the lines of "gay-for-you" foundation, but not so angst driven. A clever read as the steampunk mechanisms shined throughout the story. Loved it! Hope there's more from this author, within this genre, as this is the first story I've from her.