Sky Pirates – A Gay Steampunk Novel
It’s 1851. Queen Victoria has once again called Lord Parker Greene into service, this time to discover how and why her flying mail schooners have been disappearing.
While Greene chases the sky pirates, his niece and nephew, Mildred and Cole, his wards since their father disappeared, are coming of age in bucolic Wickwillowshire without much supervision beyond the staff at Wickwillow Manor.
Parker and his missing brother, Cecil, under the guise of being Plant Hunters, travel the world as Queen Victoria’s emissaries. They right the wrongs that allow England to remain powerful and a wonderful place to live, even while the rest of the world falls into squander. This time, the battle is against the sky pirates who have been stealing the flying mail schooners. The mail currently contains plans for new steam operated objects and devices—the pirates want to obtain these plans to use them against England.
Mildred and Cole, meanwhile, find love with the arrival of the new Vicar and his two children. The boys, Cole and Horatio, fall in love; the girls Mildred and Edith also fall in love.
About Gregory A. Kompes (Las Vegas, Nevada Author)
Gregory A. Kompes (MFA, MS Ed.) has authored a dozen books (gay-contemporary fiction, poetry, and metaphysical nonfiction), contributed to over a dozen anthologies (including Chicken Soup for the Soul: What I Learned from the Dog and Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Joy of Christmas), and written hundreds of articles on a wide range of topics. Gregory teaches writing at Nevada State College, and teaches a popular fiction series (under at Nevada Arts Council/National Endowment for the Arts grant) for the James L. Gibson Library in Henderson, NV. Learn more at Kompes.com.
Gregory holds a BA in English Literature from Columbia University, New York, a B. Msc. in Metaphysics from Sedona University, a Certificate in Online Teaching and Learning and an MS Ed. from California State University, East Bay, and an MFA in Creative Writing from National University.