3 1/2 stars. Review: This picks after the story of Captain Yasmeen and Archimedes Fox left off with her sending him over the side of her air ship into zombie infested Venice. He appears on the scene after Yasmeen has written him off as dead or infected and they battle over the treasured da Vinci sketch. AF also informs her of his intension to fall in love with her but most of this story is about loss, revenge and fictional historical politics. It's very creative world building and Brooks goes into great detail about her Steampunk world. I struggled with this book a little in the beginning, but once I got into it was ok. The romance slowly builds but it's definitely not a easy fluff and love read and you have to be in the mood for it.