Flash Gold

Flash Gold Eighteen year old Kali McAlister enters her steam powered dogless sled in a race intending to win the thousand dollar prize and escape remote Moose Hollow forever The problem Fortune seekers and airs

  • Title: Flash Gold
  • Author: Lindsay Buroker
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  • Page: 216
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  • Eighteen year old Kali McAlister enters her steam powered dogless sled in a race, intending to win the thousand dollar prize and escape remote Moose Hollow forever The problem Fortune seekers and airship pirates are after her for the secret to flash gold, her late father s alchemical masterpiece With her modified rifle and a pocketful of home made smoke bombs, Kali woEighteen year old Kali McAlister enters her steam powered dogless sled in a race, intending to win the thousand dollar prize and escape remote Moose Hollow forever The problem Fortune seekers and airship pirates are after her for the secret to flash gold, her late father s alchemical masterpiece With her modified rifle and a pocketful of home made smoke bombs, Kali wouldn t normally hide from a confrontation, but taking on a whole airship single handedly is a daunting task Unfortunately, the other racers won t assist her they re too busy scheming ways to sabotage her unorthodox sled.When a sword slinging stranger shows up, wanting to hire on as her protector, she s sure he has ulterior motives, but he s the only one interested in helping her The question iswhy Details an 18,000 word 75 page steampunk novella set in the Yukon during the gold rush era.

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    1. Flash Gold by Lindsay Buroker definitely wasn't a bad story. I liked the steampunk elements a lot—that was probably my favorite thing in this story. I also liked the airship pirates because let's face it, that's just cool. Kali was a great character. She was witty and pretty badass. I loved the mysterious Cedar as well. And I loved the setting too.I just didn't totally love this book. I felt like it lacked some sort of world-building with how short it was. At times I felt confused like I shoul [...]

    2. A simple story with some interesting characters. Nothing is really original but the package om the whole s quite enjoyable.On the other hand the story is a bit week with too little details and to many unexplained secrets. So it'll be necessary to continue to read the series.All in all not bad.

    3. 3.5 stars. This is a fun little steampunk novella that's jam-packed with action and explosions (something which long-time fans of the author have come to anticipate) and never tries to be more than it is - a short and fast-paced adventure story. It wasn't as staggeringly awesome for me as The Emperor's Edge was, but it's probably an unfair comparison since Flash Gold is, after all, restricted by the length of a novella. Lindsay Buroker has a knack for writing likeable heroines, and Kali McAllist [...]

    4. This was a nice quick 88 page read. Not great, but enjoyable enough. It was just too short to explore the characters any more than it did.Kali lives in Moose Hollow, a small village where everyone believes she's a witch. She's not, but her mother was a witch of sorts. Her father however was an inventor of something called Flash Gold, a substance which blows up like gunpowder and highly sought after as it is so valuable. What Kali is good at is creating mechanical inventions, such as robotic guar [...]

    5. Flash Gold is my second foray into true Steampunk and it was a fun one. It's witty and campy and definitely packed with lots of action. I was disappointed that it was only 57 pages! I wanted more and I hope Ms. Buroker writes a follow-up. Kali McAlister is a spunky, feisty young woman determined to leave her town for bigger and better things. The villagers at best view her as quirky; at worst, they think she's a witch, because she uses all kinds of mechanical devices as weapons and for protectio [...]

    6. Another freebie that lead me to buy the next two books, which at $1.50 and $3 each were not bad prices.It's called a novella, but that's just a fancy way of saying short story, because it was really short. It felt more like the first chapter to a longer book, only disappointing because I wanted more. Which I got by buying the next two books, which progressively get longer.(a pox upon you amazon for making it so easy to purchases books via the kindle!)I was vaguely aware of what steampunk was so [...]

    7. Look! Another awesome freebie! Yay! This is a short and sweet little steampunk novella that has enough going for it to be a expanded or extended into a full length novel. I loved Kali's prickly can-do attitude. She's used to taking care of herself and she does just that. Cedar intrigued me. I'd love to hear his backstory and see more of what made him into the man he turned into.As short as this story is, it easily drew me into Kali's life and the hardships she faces. Sure, I'm a sucker for steam [...]

    8. Lindsay Buroker really knows how to make science fun. Expect my full review May 28, 2011 on my website: reenajacobs/blog/2011/05/nI know this book was about Kali, but I dug into Flash Gold and found myself quiet attracted to Cedar. He was decisive and didn’t shirk away from duty. I can’t say I trusted the big guy though. The entire time, I kept wondering what his deal was. Exactly why was he there? His role added a bit of mystery to the story.Then there was Kali, the heroine of the story. A [...]

    9. This review was originally posted at readingreality/2012/03Flash Gold by Lindsay Buroker is the first story in her Flash Gold Chronicles. What are those, I hear you asking? They are an absolutely marvelous series of western-style steampunk-flavored romps set in a gold rush-era Yukon featuring a terrifically inventive heroine, Kali McAlister.In other words, it's fun!Kali McAllister plans to enter her "dogless sled" in a mushing race, all so she can win the $1000 prize and leave the Yukon in gener [...]

    10. This story hooked me from the beginning. Many steampunk stories begin with heroes or heroines in ghastly trouble from the get go and include horribly awkward dialog to get the story started and they usually have me goingok, what else is on my Kindle, but I so want to read good steampunk so I keep trying. In, Hunted by Lindsey Buroker, I was happy to just groove with the story and get into it unfettered. I enjoyed the pace and the story moved well and was really good and the series, for me, holds [...]

    11. This is the fourth book I've read by Ms. Buroker. I've loved each one (granted, three were from the same series). There are a number of things I like about them. 1. Snappy dialog. A good story is one thing. But dialog that keeps things moving, isn't repetitive, and makes me laugh is definitely appreciated.2. Mysterious men. The leading man (who is really a supporting role, not the main character) is adequately mysterious. This really isn't anything that should make a break a book, but it's somet [...]

    12. I got this book as the first in the series when I got the third in the series during the Read an E-Book Week. Proof that these promotions work for some people!Flash Gold is a short book, but a full story that introduces Kali, her inventions and her world in vivid and glorious technicolour! Kali is set on competing in a sled competition with her new steam powered sled, much to the derision of the locals, and not a little jealousy and fear from those that suspect she’s a witch. A mysterious, but [...]

    13. A short, vastly entertaining steampunk short story with a sled dog race, betrayal, alchemy and contraptions unheard of.Kali was just the right amount of feisty -- not enough to be obnoxious but no pushover -- clever, and believably self-reliant. Kali is smart and determined to win her race and get out of Moose Hollow forever. The best part of the story is the chemistry, dialogue, and interaction between Kali and the cryptic Cedar, and the fluid, humorous narrative which moves along quickly. The [...]

    14. Flash Gold is book 1 in the Flash Gold Chronicles, is a short novella in steampunk, which I don’t read very often. When I saw the story was in the Yukon, where I have been on numerous trips to Alaska, it attracted my attention. Lindsay Buroker got me laughing right away in this fun read, when on page one I read about pee freezing before it hit the ground, I thought, been there done that!! and thought, yup, this will be a fun read.Kali has some unique creations including smoke nuts which expel [...]

    15. Kali plans to enter a sled race with her steam-powered mechanical dogs, in the hopes that the prize money will allow her to wilds of the Yukon behind and allow her to pursue her inventing in a warmer clime. Through the machinations of a friend, Kali somehow acquires the sword and gun toting Cedar as a body guard for the journey - not realising that she is actually going to need one. Because, while Kali's after the prize, others are after Kali and the secret she hides.I really enjoyed this short [...]

    16. This was a very quick and entertaining novella. It was steampunk, which had a different sense of reality. This novella had some good and bad things. The good thing about Flash Gold was that it was action packed. The main character was being hunted by others because of what she knew about machinery and because of the secret her father left her. The scenes where Kali and Cedar are fighting the enemies were quite gripping. The author did a great job in captivating the reader during these parts. Tho [...]

    17. My chief apprehension was a lame romance would begin at the end of this tale - and it didn't, which makes this book great on all scores: not a very complicated story to follow (yet there's plenty of new ground to explore further in the next volumes), a steady pace throughout, and, what is rare to find anymore, brief but relevant dialogues. The author imparts a fine lesson to many writers that rely on extensive dialogues to give some insight into the characters' minds, albeit often achieving quit [...]

    18. I got really wrapped up in the characters and the world. I was shocked when I read on that this was only about 42 pages. It was jam packed with action, secrets, and some pretty good character development. I really wanted more and was disappointed that this wasn't a full length novel. Great characters and interesting world. A lot of steampunk elements, but I love how they were neatly incorporated into the story, not just thrown in there to cross genres. I will definitely check out more by this a [...]

    19. 3.75 starsA short story to introduce us to the steampunk Yukon world that Kali lives in. Really interesting, definitely intrigued me, liked the main characters and the brief amount we learn about them.My only complaint is that it felt very slightly rushed, most likely because of the very short length of the story, but luckily there’s more to the series and I saw enough that I liked here to go straight on to read Book #2…

    20. That was fantastic. I don't give 5 Stars very often, but this deserved it.The steampunk elements blended seamlessly into integral parts of the plot and character. Kali was wonderful and Cedar was just the kind of hero I like. The plot was a fun, fast-paced racing romp and adventure.For anyone who wants to write a smart, sassy tough chick and anyone who wants to write a sympathetic Alpha hero, with wonderful interaction, this is how it's done!

    21. Action-packed, fun steampunky goodness set in the Yukon during the gold rush. Featuring a clever, resourceful, independent girl named Kali McAlister and a mysterious stranger introducing himself as Cedar who hires on as her protector for a high stakes sled race Kali is determined to win, this short but immensely entertaining series opener offers a thrilling adventure read with great protagonists I can't wait to read more of.

    22. Rating: 8.5/10INITIAL THOUGHTSLindsay Buroker has been on my radar for a while, now; she’s one of those very prolific indie authors who seems to have a new book published every time I blink. This steampunk novella is the first time I’ve read any of her work, but it certainly won’t be the last.Flash Gold is an excellent, fast paced and engrossing story right from the word go. I’m impressed by how much Buroker was able to cram into just 18K words. Her two main characters, plus the setting, [...]

    23. Full Steam AheadKali is an intelligent young tinkerer and inventor. Her back story and competence make her a compelling character. Cedar is an enigmatic protector that Kali likes but can't bring herself to trust yet. I am a fan of the smartass dialogue and banter between Kali and Cedar. Pirates, thugs, and criminals get in the way of her victory using a steam powered sled in a race. However, Cedar has an alternative proposal for her. I am intrigued by the potential of this new series and look fo [...]

    24. The story is very much in the vein of The Emperor's Edge series, but a bit more laid back and humourous. Fifty six pages didn't give much room for character development, but it was a very good introduction to both chaaracters and the world they live in.

    25. Wild West SteampunkI enjoyed this book . I haven't read a Steampunk story before and this was a good introduction to it . It was quite short but well written .

    26. Bad writing, predictable plot, predictable characters.I got it in a bundle, and figured I'd finish it. Same for #2.

    27. Lindsay Buroker's Flash Gold is the first of The Flash Gold Chronicles, a series of steampunk novellas set in the Yukon during the Gold Rush Era of the 1890s. The other books in the series are Hunted and Peacemaker. The story centers on Kali McAlister, an eighteen-year-old, highly skilled tinkerer with big plans for her future. Bravado goes a long way in the wild North, and when a stranger knocks at her door, she chides him for not calling her ma'am. She propped her hands on her hips by way of d [...]

    28. A quit read as this is a novella. The story sets up a world and partner ship that will be fun to is evolve.

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