• Skyborn

  • A Steamborn Novel (Steamborn Series, Book 4)
  • By: Eric Asher
  • Narrated by: Saskia Maarleveld
  • Length: 9 hrs and 47 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (172 ratings)

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By: Eric Asher
Narrated by: Saskia Maarleveld
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Publisher's Summary

A king denied. A princess restored. A victory undone. 

Ancora's survival came at a great cost, and the reconstruction is an endless task for those who remain. Jacob and Alice explore what's left of the Lowlands, discovering the lost journals of Charles von Atlier in the rubble. Between those leatherbound covers, Jacob finds a secret that could help him rebuild Ancora, but first it will lead him back to the desert city of Midstream. 

Joining Mary on the Skysworn, Alice travels to Belldorn. There she encounters an unexpected ally, and threads of a rumor that carry her across the Crystal Sea. Pirates and rebels are just the beginning of her troubles as the King of Fel proves he has no intention of allowing the defeat in Dauschen and Ancora to go unanswered. 

Conflict spreads into the desert as dark forces threaten to crush all that remains of the lives Jacob and Alice once knew. To protect their people, allies new and old must stand together, or a long forgotten enemy will swallow them all.

©2021 Eric R. Asher LLC (P)2021 Eric R. Asher LLC

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Skyborn

Skyborn by Eric R Asher
Steamborn series book 4. Fantasy YA steampunk. Best read as part of the series in order.
Ancora has been left in shambles after the war. Those that survived are trying to rebuild their lives and homes. Jacob, Alice and friends face danger and difficulties and old and new enemies are evaluated.

“Four barrels of Pill-bug eggs.” The image of that in my head gives me nightmares. Not to mention the Tail Swords (think giant size scorpion, kinda) that emerge and attack or maybe molt. Yeesh. Having a vivid imagination while reading and “seeing” this world can be a bit unnerving. But I can’t wait to read the next book!
Alice is becoming more of a heroine on her own and quite impressive.

🎧 I mostly listened to an audiobook version narrated by Saskia Maarleveld. I also have print and ebook version which makes it easy to look up descriptions or going back to verify something. The performance is phenomenal. Voice variations and emotions come across clearly and cleanly. This is a narrator you want to follow.

My ratings might have been a bit lower for the length and gruesomeness if not for Saskia. She makes the stories come alive.

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Skyborn join Steamborn

We get new friends and see new places some of each that aren't new too. Fury, Alice, Jacob and crew are constantly going and doing. It's fun with the different POV.

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  • M
  • 10-28-21

Keep listening

If you finished the first 3, keep listening as the author gets significantly better in this 4th book.

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Awesome Book!

I am looking forward to the continuation and conclusion of this series! It is exciting and moving! I hope Eric Asher keeps the great work up!

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impatiently waiting for the next installment

loved it! I can't wait for the next one. Excellent continuation of the steamnorn series

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Phenomenal!

You know you are enthralled in an audiobook when your smartwatch alerts you to your increased heart rate! Saskia Maarleveld does a splendid job of submerging the listener into the story.

Asher is a mastermind at creating intricate landscapes and diverse characters. The story unfolds in your mind and you can practically feel the battle rattling around you.

Is anyone truly who they seem to be? I am anxiously awaiting the next installment!

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epic read

A wonderful 4th book that adds so much more to the world and gives answers to many questions and brings up ever more questions yet to be answered. a wonderfully epic read.

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Love this series

Eric R Asher does a pheonomenal job at world building and characters. You feel emotionally drawn to these young characters as they're put into a war they want no part of, after seeing the atrocites it's doing, but the same time they realize in order to go back to their peacful lives, that was cruelly taken away from them, they need to fight this war and deal with the enemy. Looking forward to more!

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  • GB
  • 07-27-21

So much going on!

Surprising
Nail biting
Full of action and danger and duplicity…and so much friendship.
I love seeing these characters grow…and meeting new friends.
So much good in this book, as well as so much unfortunate evil.
The narrator, as always, did a fantastic job bringing this story and these characters to life.
Looking forward to the next book.

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Awesome

This was so worth waiting for. I have loved Steamborn since the 1st chapter and was happy to hear there were going to be more. Skyborn fits seamlessy into the series, like there was never a wait. Keeps you listing and tends to make you hold your breath.. Thank you for being an awesome author

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  • Nikki G
  • 07-02-21

the next chapter begins

If you love steampunk then you will love this latest addition to the Steamborn series