Saturday, 21 July 2018

Megan O’Keefe

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The Scorched Continent Trilogy  
Steal the Sky (Angry Robot – January 2016)
Break the Chains (Angry Robot – October 2016)
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Praise for STEAL THE SKY

“STEAL THE SKY is a fun romp that shows a lot of promise for O’Keefe in her debut novel. With the quality of the storytelling as a whole, I shouldn’t be surprised O’Keefe was a first place winner in the Writers of the Future. Not only is Steal the Sky O’Keefe’s debut, it launches the Scorched Continent series and does a fine job of laying out a foundation for future stories. . .Recommended.”


“Detan boils over with charisma and sharp one-liners as he and Tibs skulk, scamper and scheme their way into the heart of Aransa’s deadliest secrets — not to mention a swashbuckling plan to swipe the Larkspur, the most magnificent airship in the Scorched — and O’Keefe’s plot is as swift as it is deceptively complex. It’s a buddy tale, a heist caper, a socioeconomic thriller and a steampunk-seasoned fantasia all at once. And it fires beautifully on all cylinders. . .O’Keefe has cultivated fertile ground for the next books in her promising trilogy to grow.”


“Come for the heist, stay for the inventive world building.”


“January’s Must-Read Speculative Fiction”

“The storyline and world building were impeccable, as were the depth of the characters that inhabited it. I am really looking forward to more from this author.”

–Koeur’s Book Reviews

“I would definitely recommend Steal the Sky.  It’s a very entertaining read.  The characters are a great combination of goodies and baddies and somewhere inbetweens.  The writing is smooth, the plot dives about like a maniac and the ending is a great set up for the next book.  I’m pleased that I didn’t miss this one. 4/5 Stars.”

–The Speculative Herald

“Appealing protagonist; diverse cast; a rich world infused with swashbuckling fun.
 . .A fun, page turning debut.”

–SF Signal

“It didn’t take long for me to care about each and every character. . .Steal the Sky is a fun secondary-world adventure with plenty of exciting action, surprising twists, and wonderful payoffs to small seeds skillfully laid throughout the story. While Detan Honding might scrape his way out of the huge mess he gets himself into this time, I’m sure O’Keefe can give him new challenges for years to come.”

–Lightspeed Magazine

“There is a great deal of luscious description of Aransa which really gives some quality immersion in Dentan’s world without slowing down the plot. The dialogue is also excellent and really helps to flesh out the characters and get you emotionally involved with them. The politics of the world is complex and well-wrought. I can’t wait to see what Dentan, Tibs and their gradually accumulated band of accomplices get up to next.”

Strange Alliances

“There’s excitement, piracy, politics, thievery, general mischief, subterfuge, revenge, friendship, loyalty in this story — told in a great world, with hints of more worlds to come (as well as more to learn about this one). People are going to be talking about this one for a while, I think. I am, at least.”

–Irresponsible Reader

“I’m hooked.”


“If you’re looking for a fast read full of breezy dialogue, imaginative worldbuilding, and capers galore, Steal the Sky is definitely worth a look.”


“With a promise of fantasy con artists, a desert oasis, an exiled commodore, a murderous doppel, and a stolen airship, I knew I had to give STEAL THE SKY a read. It sounded like a lot of fun, and that was exactly what I wanted to kick off the new year. I am pleased to say that Megan E. O’Keefe delivers on that fun, and does so with a great degree of characterization and world building. . .If you’re a fan of old-school sword-and-sorcery, enjoy rooting for the Han Solos and Malcolm Reynolds of the world, and appreciate the mix of witty dialogue and slow-burning adventure, STEAL THE SKY is well worth a read.”

–Beauty in Ruins

“Megan O’Keefe’s stories are always vivid and compelling.”

— Tim Powers, author of Declare and Three Days to Never

“Megan O’Keefe’s prose is so full of fascinating twists and delights, you won’t want to put it down. Go ahead, open it up: I dare you!”

–David Farland, author of the bestselling Runelords series

“Blend two lovable rogues, a magical doppelganger, and a nasty empire, and you have O’Keefe’s STEAL THE SKY. It’s like an epic steampunk Firefly.

—Beth Cato, author of The Clockwork Dagger


“It’s got everything I love in a book: amazing characters, airships, adventure, cons, magic. You should definitely check this out.”

Ever the Crafter

“The series is excellent and I’d recommend it highly – especially with such a solid second book following a stand out first book.”

The Conversationalist

“I tore through this installment, and I’m really looking forward to the next one … well-detailed and intriguing.

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