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Endeavour's Fall

by J.O. Evans

Endeavour’s Fall is a fast-paced steampunk adventure set in a world of airship battles, intrigue, and revolution.

Jul 16, 2017

Endeavour’s Fall #31: Turnabout

          Law I:  Every body persists in its state of being at rest or of moving uniformly straight forward, except insofar as it is compelled to change its state by force impressed.  -Lord Isaac Newton, PBUH   Adams stood with Norris in the cockpit.  A light wind drove the Endeavour inland.  […]

Jul 9, 2017

Endeavour’s Fall #30; New York

        Not unlike the brazen giant of Greek fame, With conquering limbs astride from land to land; Here at our rocky, sunset wall lower’d A mighty sentinel armed, with claim To the imprisoned lightning, a hooded Keeper of Secrets. From his tower Flew death; his sharp eyes commanded The air-bridged harbor that […]

Jul 2, 2017

Endeavour’s Fall #29: Eureka

        If I have ever made any valuable discoveries, it has been due more to patient attention, than to any other talent -Lord Isaac Newton, PBUH     Sam finished his watch and climbed down to his hammock.  With Jack gone, the Endeavour was even more short-handed than ever.  It left little […]

Jun 25, 2017

Endeavour’s Fall #28: The Crow’s Nest

        You drove me into the sea. The powerful waves passed over me.  The currents surrounded me. -Jonah 2:3, New Academy Translation   Sam sat high in the Endeavour’s crow’s nest, staring off into the distance.  The sun was high in the sky.  When the ratlines began to shake, he leaned over […]

Jun 18, 2017

Endeavour’s Fall #27: The Ricker Manuscript

        No great discovery was ever made without a bold guess. -Lord Isaac Newton, PBUH    Sam examined the book carefully in his hands.  It was handwritten in a green bound ledger of some kind.  The tight penmanship was broken up with drawings and diagrams.  “I have to ask,” said the Professor, […]

May 21, 2017

Endeavour’s Fall #26: Professor Phineus Beecher

      …whether that cause be some central body (such as is the magnet in the centre of the magnetic force or the earth in the centre of the gravitating force), or anything else that does not yet appear. -Lord Isaac Newton, PBUH   The Professor and the old lady escorted Sam and Adams […]

May 15, 2017

Endeavour’s Fall #25: Blood in the Yard

        Does the watchman walk by the wall?’s  Does the mastiff prowl by the gate? Death has a hundred hands and walks by a thousand ways. He may come in the sight of all, he may pass unseen unheard. Come whispering through the ear, or a sudden shock on the skull. A […]

May 7, 2017

Endeavour’s Fall #24: Getting Into Harvard

      The velocity of a body attracted towards an immovable centre, in spaces void of resistance, is reciprocally as the perpendicular let fall from that centre on the right line that touches the orbit. -Lord Isaac Newton, PBUH   The two boys stared at each other for a moment.  Jack scanned the sky.  […]

May 2, 2017

Endeavour’s Fall #23: Circles at Night

    He that understands the nature of the Circular Pendulum and Circular Motion, will easily understand the whole ground of this Principle, and will know where to find direction in Nature for the true stating thereof. -Robert Hooke   Sam stared down into the blackness with the empty line between his hands.  Jack’s escape […]

Apr 23, 2017

Endeavour’s Fall #22: Jack the Lad

      …I am become a name; For always roaming with a hungry heart Much have I seen and known; cities of men And manners, climates, councils, governments… -Baron Tennyson, Ulysses   Even in the narrow cobblestone streets, the town’s lights were scattered and dim.  The darkness worked in Jack’s favor.  However, he missed […]