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The ancient Beruzil Empire, once ruled by men who commanded demons, has become weak and decadent. A revolt in the province of Lauchenland sparks a long civil war. Heino is an airship captain in the Aerostatic Corps alongside his navigator, the brilliant but aloof Saskia, flying in support of the rebel cause. Saskia’s brother Erich, meanwhile, chooses the other side and signs up to fight for the Empire.

When a covert mission to bomb the ancient Klosterkitzfeld monastery ends in disaster, Heino and Saskia face court-martial. Heino takes a decision he will regret, Saskia finds herself friendless, and Erich learns that honour is no shield in war.

All three come to realise that war is not the glorious adventure they imagined. Will they be able to put their differences aside and solve the mystery of Klosterkitzfeld?

The start of a breathtaking new series, Bitter Sky explores the price of dreams and the terrible toll war takes on even the most idealistic.

“A steampunk War and Peace” Stephen Carver, author of Shark Alley