CORSAIR AND THE SKY PIRATES is an exciting original steampunk historical fiction, COMING SOON from fantasy author Mark Piggott!
A brilliant inventor… A prolific writer… A chance meeting between Nikola Tesla and Jules Verne created a world as you could never imagine. A world powered by steam generated, not from coal or fuel, but a meteor fragment. Tesla discovered a comet named Uriel was raining pieces of these powerful meteorites across the globe whenever it passed near the Earth. That led to an industrial revolution years ahead of its time—a steampunk revolution—but even progress had a price. While the rich and powerful lived in luxury in this industrial new world, the everyday people groveled beneath the boot of their corporate masters.
While Tesla made his inventions to ease everyday people’s day-to-day burden, the Edison/Röntgen/Parsons Corporation or ERP used their power and influence to ensure people paid for their modern miracles. World governments bent over backward to appease Thomas Edison and ERP to ensure they got their hands on the best technology and the most potent weapons known to man.
One man brought hope to the people as he pursued Tesla’s dream. His exploits were legendary, his crew infamous, and his airship a vision of the future. Corsair and his Sky Pirates flew around the world, carrying out deeds that spurred the imagination. Known as modern-day “Robin Hood” bandits, they stole from the robber barons and returned the spoils to the oppressed.
The swashbuckling Corsair was as handsome as he was cool and calculating. His crew was a diverse assortment of renegades many authorities considered lowlifes and criminals. Still, they were all dedicated to Corsair’s mission, working with Tesla to bring an end to the corporate rule that was strangling the planet. They came from every corner of the globe… From the outback in Australia to the American Southwest, the back streets of Harlem in New York City, across Europe, and the Far East. The crew of the airship Galeru, so named for a mythical rainbow serpent, never faltered and never wavered.
On one such assignment, Corsair and his Sky Pirates uncover a startling secret. ERP was developing a way to break down Uriel’s fragments at the atomic level, creating an “atomic bomb” that could devastate cities in a single blast. With that kind of power, a world war would be imminent, giving ERP the chance to rake in the profits from the devastation.
The race is on for Corsair and his crew to uncover Uriel’s secret while preventing ERP from getting their hands on meteorites from the comet to make their weapons of mass destruction. It may be their only hope of preventing Edison from achieving his goal of a world utopia where the rich and powerful decide the fate of the human race.
Adventure awaits in the skies with CORSAIR AND THE SKY PIRATES coming soon!