Adventures of Arabella Ashby Series

3 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 90 ratings

Arabella of Mars Publisher's Summary

Since Newton witnessed a bubble rising from his bathtub, mankind has sought the stars. When William III of England commissioned Capt. William Kidd to command the first expedition to Mars in the late 1600s, he proved that space travel was both possible and profitable.

Now, one century later, a plantation in a flourishing British colony on Mars is home to Arabella Ashby, a young woman who is perfectly content growing up in the untamed frontier. But days spent working on complex automata with her father or stalking her brother, Michael, with her Martian nanny is not the proper behavior of an English lady. That is something her mother plans to remedy with a move to an exotic world Arabella has never seen: London, England.

However, when events transpire that threaten her home on Mars, Arabella decides that sometimes doing the right thing is far more important than behaving as expected. She disguises herself as a boy and joins the crew of the Diana, a ship serving the Mars Trading Company, where she meets a mysterious captain who is intrigued by her knack with clockwork creations.

Now Arabella just has to weather the naval war currently raging between Britain and France, learn how to sail, and deal with a mutinous crew if she hopes to save her family remaining on Mars.

Arabella of Mars, the debut by Hugo-winning author David D. Levine, offers adventure, romance, political intrigue, and Napoleon in space!

©2016 David D. Levine (P)2016 Macmillan Audio
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  • Book 1

    • Arabella of Mars

    • By: David D. Levine
    • Narrated by: Barrie Kreinik
    • Length: 10 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 67
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 59
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 59

    Since Newton witnessed a bubble rising from his bathtub, mankind has sought the stars. When William III of England commissioned Capt. William Kidd to command the first expedition to Mars in the late 1600s, he proved that space travel was both possible and profitable. Now, one century later, a plantation in a flourishing British colony on Mars is home to Arabella Ashby, a young woman who is perfectly content growing up in the untamed frontier.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A delightful adventure!

    • By K. Horn on 09-18-18

    Regular price: $22.67

  • Book 2

    • Arabella and the Battle of Venus

    • By: David D. Levine
    • Narrated by: Barrie Kreinik
    • Length: 12 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 14

    Arabella's wedding plans to marry Captain Singh of the Honorable Mars Trading Company are interrupted when her fiancé is captured by the French and sent to a prisoner-of-war camp on swampy Venus. Now Arabella must find passage to an enemy-controlled planet in the middle of a war, bribe or fight her way past vicious guards, and rescue her captain. To do this she must enlist the help of the dashing privateer, Daniel Fox of the Touchstone, and build her own clockwork navigational automaton.

    Regular price: $25.51

  • Book 3

    • Arabella the Traitor of Mars

    • Adventures of Arabella Ashby Series, Book 3
    • By: David D. Levine
    • Narrated by: Barrie Kreinik
    • Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 7

    At last husband and wife, Arabella and Captain Singh seem to have earned the attention of great men, ones who have new uses in mind for the Mars Company captain and his young wife. Both Company and Crown have decided that it is time to bring Mars into the folds of Empire, and they think Singh is the perfect man to do it. Now, Arabella must decide between staying loyal to the man she loves and the country of her father or betraying all that she has known to fight alongside the Martians in a hopeless resistance against the Galaxy’s last remaining superpower.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great finale to the series

    • By LC on 08-12-18

    Regular price: $25.51