Outrageous Fortune: An Errant Enterprise

Genre: Sci-fi

For Fans Of

Sci Fantasy authors Terry Pratchett, Simon Green, Jim Butcher, Scott Westerfeld and Brandon Sanderson Also TV fans of Firefly, the Librarians and Leverage

Book Summary

It was supposed to be a simple retrieval…

One year after the war with the Coalition States has ended, the crew of the Errant aren't just scraping the bottom of the barrel, they're scraping the shavings off the deck under the bottom of the barrel.

Between crippling tariffs, bad weather, and pirates, Captain John Pitte stands to lose his airship, his crew and what little self-respect he’s regained since his court martial, six years past. So when a mysterious woman offers salvation—or, at least a paying job—John signs on, only to discover neither the job, nor the woman, are what they appear.

Soon John and his crew find themselves on the run and embroiled in hive of deception, with everything he hoped to save teetering on the brink of disaster.


Welcome to the planet Fortune, where tech is low, airships and dracos crowd the skies, and everyone is out for their share of the comb.


1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A great continuation, November 29, 2016
By Amazon Customer
This review is from: Outrageous Fortune: An Errant Enterprise (The Fortune Chronicles Book 2) (Kindle Edition)
The authors did a great job of "world building" in creating the world of Fortune with its airships and pet dracos. Outrageous Fortune is a worthy successor to Soldier of Fortune and, if you liked that book I can pretty much guarantee you'll like this one. The adventure itself is very well written but what (to me at least) puts this book above others is the well developed characters and great job in writing how they interact with each other. Definitely a fun read and definitely recommended.

PS: To be fair I should note that I'm really tough on giving stars. I suspect that many other readers will give this book five stars but, with me, unless it's Heinlein's Stranger in a Strange Land, McCaffrey's White Dragon, Herbert's Dune or Tolkien's LoTR you won't see five stars in a review. So keep that in mind when you see the four stars here as (for me) that means the book is really (really) good.

About the Author

Former actor and fight choreographer (and constant 14 year old), Kathleen has always been fiercely engaged by rip-roaring, escapist adventures.

That said, it’s no surprise she launched her novel-writing career with The Fortune Chronicles, an ode to the adventures she’s been devouring since the age of four, when her mother took her to see Romeo and Juliet (Zeffirelli’s version) and watched Mercutio, Tybalt and Romeo clashing swords.

In addition to exploring the planet Fortune, Kathleen is venturing into deeper, darker territory in The Zodiac Files, (a series she gleefully nicknamed “Spies! In Space!”) with fellow author L. Gene Brown.

Kathleen has short stories published in Timeless Tales Magazine, Lorelei Signals and, with K. Ceres Wright, contributed to Diner Stories: Off the Menu, an anthology celebrating the American Diner. Of course Ceres and Kathleen put their diner in space because the only thing more interesting than Spies! In Space! are Milkshakes! In Space! (Kathleen was often hungry while writing The Last Stop).

She currently lives in Austin, TX with her patient and endlessly supportive husband, two consistently entertaining teens and three cats who take turns getting in the way of the keyboard.

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