Book Review: The Wrath of Fate by Robert Brown

With a crew of drunken pilots, we’re the only airship pirates!

When you dream of a live that is ‘more’, but really feel stuck in your own life. What would you do when you got stranded on a real airship, full of people from the start of the 1900s. Would you join the crew on their adventures or would you go back home, as if nothing happened?

Book Review: The Wrath of Fate by Robert Brown


The Wrath of Fate book-cover

Title & Author: The Wrath of Fate by Robert Brown
Genre: Dystopia, Fantasy
Release Date: 2011
Series: Airship Pirate Chronicles
Publisher: Self-published

There will come a time…
When freedom is considered too dangerous. Cities are walled, and citizens are chained to round-the-clock jobs to keep them controlled and in place. Change and progress are outlawed.
There will come a time when clockworks wake up, only to find they are not allowed to be awake. They hide in fear, not daring to break their chains of slavery.
There will come a time when freedom is outlawed. Free men must scrape a living in the dirt of the prairies, or in the skies above them. These hardened men and women fight for their lives and their freedom against beasts of the field, police in the cities, and pirates in the sky.
When freedom is outlawed, only the outlaws are free.
This time will come, and it was all my fault.
Sorry about that.

I bought this book because I was curious about the world behind the music of Abney Park. I like the music and lyrics. Reading about where the songs could have come from is cool. The Wrath of Fate is not as fasted pasted as I would have liked – it took me a few days to read 265 pages, I am sad to say. I enjoyed the read though.

The whole time I was reading, I had their songs in my head. There are a lot of things in the book which you will recognise as coming from one song or the other. Even the older songs from Lost Horizons are already used. As if Robert had meant to write his songs so it would form one big story.

Roberts characters are funny although they react a bit weird for what happens to them. For example something really shocking happens in the beginning and the main character is just amazed by the situation they have landed themselves in. This I found a bit sad, but I would also not want to read a story where the main character is all messed up because of thing that happened in the first chapters. Writing good characters is difficult. But that does not mean it is not a good book.

I would recommend this book to any Abney Park fan, but also for someone who just want to read something lighthearted and thin. I am curious about the next book in The Airship Pirate Chronicles, Retrograde. The world draws you in and keeps a certain hold on you. I also would like to look into their RPG game, since I like roll-playing games.

Let me know what you thought of this book (and/or the movie)!
If you have any requests for which book I should talk about next, please let me know in the comments down below.

For now, let books enrich your life!


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