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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.

Feb 12, 2017

Endeavour’s Fall #13: The Bridge

      Paris is worth its Mass. -Emperor Henry XII Earlier that evening, while Sam was still winding rope high in the rigging, Boulanger entered the airship’s bridge. Lockhart looked up from his charts. “Anything to report?” “Everything is ship-shape, Captain. Here, let me get you some light.” “Yes, the sun seems to have […]

Feb 5, 2017

Endeavour’s Fall #12: Moonlighting

      A Vulgar Mechanick can practice what he has been taught or seen done, but if he is in an error he knows not how to find it out and correct it, and if you put him out of his road he is at a stand. Whereas he that is able to reason […]

Jan 31, 2017

Endeavour’s Fall #11: First Impressions

      The power of ‘impressing’ crew into the Royal Airship Navy, ever to be reprobated, except in cases of emergency, is, nevertheless, of ancient and long-continued exercise, and its legality has been repeatedly recognized… -Sir William Blackstone On a clear day off the coast of New England, Adams struggled to read a letter […]

Jan 23, 2017

Endeavour’s Fall #10: Bear That Runs Along The Eastern Gate

      When a flash of lightning is seen, and a loud crash is heard, they say, “That is the boy [the Son of Heno the Thunder God]! He is trying to hit the earth children with a fire stone. He remembers how they struck him, a long time ago.” -Why Lightning Sometimes Strikes, […]

Jan 15, 2017

Endeavour’s Fall #9: Dismemberment

      TO allow a Witch to live I’ll ne’er conspire! Unholy subjects suit my feeble lays: O howl, foul Joan, I’ll tune the Lyre, Who did, they say, Evils in her days! She betrayed her King to invading Bands, And soon the hope of France disappointed; The Lily withered in her cursed hands, […]

Jan 8, 2017

Endeavour’s Fall #8: Shanghaied and Higher

      I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies, but not the madness of people. -Lord Isaac Newton, PBUH “Hey Jack. My name is Sam.” Jack looked him up and down. Uncomfortable, Sam said: “I’m looking for a doctor. He lives over on Arbor Hill. Do you know where that is?” “Oh, a […]

Jan 1, 2017

Endeavour’s Fall #7: Up Under the Floorboards

      At the first turning of the second stair I turned and saw below The same shape twisted on the banister Under the vapour in the fetid air. – Tom S. Eliot   Sam did not know what to expect at the stairs’ apogee. He certainly did not expect the sound of raucous […]

Dec 18, 2016

Endeavour’s Fall #6: Stairway to Albany

      He dreamt of a stairway that reached from the earth up to heaven. He saw the angels of God ascending and descending on the incline. -Gen. 28:12, New Academy Translation   The rumbling of a loaded freight train shook Sam awake. He had fallen asleep on the metal floor of the Deacon’s […]

Dec 11, 2016

Endeavour’s Fall #5:Two Trains Leave The Station…

    Law 1 Corollary 6: If bodies, any how moved among themselves, are urged in the direction of parallel lines by equal accelerative forces, they will all continue to move among themselves, after the same manner as if they had been urged by no such forces. -Lord Isaac Newton, PBUH   The Deacon often […]

Dec 4, 2016

Endeavour’s Fall #4: Out Of The Tree

“Why should that apple always descend perpendicularly to the ground,”  thought he to him self. -W. Stukely   A scramble and scurry across the rooftop above Sam caught him by surprise. The apple tree shook and a few leaves and late blossoms fluttered to the ground. Sam gaped dumbly as Emma Dunbar dropped from the […]