Again, we follow Kali McAlister and Cedar on their adventures. This time, they end up in the Yukon gold rush. It is not bounty hunters that they are most concerned about, though they are still around to make trouble. This time, Kali meets an old friend of her father's.
This novella is written like the first one. I am never thrilled with her writing style, but the story is still fun. Kali seems to be a lot more teenage angsty in this book. I don't know what it is with the books I've been reading and the female characters being very haughty, but it seems to be a trend. I'm not a fan. Once again, like in the first book, I do appreciate the relationship between Kali and Cedar. It is not a whirlwind, it is not infatuation. It has had time. Call it a steampunk romance novel if you will, but there is very little romance in it. Off of the hormonal topic, the steampunk contraptions are pretty awesome.
The characters that Buroker writes are very extreme examples of their traits, it isn't very realistic, but it doesn't detract from anything. The story is enjoyable and it's an easy read. The three novellas together would make the length of a novel. I have to wonder where this story is going, because the two stories could easily stand alone. I guess I'll just have to read the last one. :)