by Chris Stoesen
Enter Captain Thomas Devareaux of the Confederate Navy and Captain of the dirigible CSS Appomattox. Let loose upon the expeditionary fleet of the German Navy operating in and around the Eastern seaboard, he leads his crew on raids and strikes to harass the enemy and solidify the South's alliance with Spain. Along the way there is international and domestic intrigue, glimpses of a shadow war with the North and a cast of characters with a divers range of backgrounds.
I really quite liked Chris's alternative history world and the way in which he describes a team of men trying to harness new technologies to do their duty in tough situations. Yes it is a self published with a few hiccups and no it is not a Bernard Cornwell novel. But it is a fun and easy read which I really enjoyed - I am looking forward to the next instalment in the adventures of Thomas Devareaux.
CSS Appomattox is available electronically here for less than a price of a beer. If alt history and riding zeppelins appeals to you then do yourself a favour and give it a go.