If you’re looking for a breezy Steampunk series to read, you could do a lot worse than Lindsay Buroker’s Flash Gold Chronicles. I’ve followed her blog for a long time now and it’s a fantastic resource for anybody looking to get into the ebook market. Her own contribution to Steampunk is this fantastic little series (each volume is a novella) centered around eighteen-year-old Kali McAlister; an orphaned and ostracized tinkerer trying to scratch a living in the frigid Yukon. He late father was the scientist who discovered the eponymous ‘flash gold’ – a powerful energy source – which makes her a target for hustlers and hoodlums in this snowy western Steampunk yarn.
Aimed at young adults, this series moves at a cracking pace and is filled with airship battles, steam-powered dogsled races and colorful characters out for revenge or profit in the style of many a Spaghetti Western. Definitely worth checking out, especially as the first book is free!