Free-Wrench - Joseph R. Lallo


By Joseph R. Lallo

  • Release Date: 2014-07-16
  • Genre: Science Fiction
Score: 4.5
From 1,204 Ratings


The islands of Caldera are a shining jewel in a rather bleak world. A terrible calamity in the past had blanketed much of the world with a toxic "fug." Those who survived were forced to take to the mountains and the skies in wondrous airships. Life has since been a struggle, with only the most ruthless and crafty able to survive. To spare themselves the same fate, the Calderans erected a battery of guns to fend off the airships of the mainland. They isolated themselves from the madness of the world, choosing instead to focus on the pursuits of art and creativity. Few believe the technologically advanced but socially barbarous outsiders have anything to offer. Amanita Graus, though, is hoping that they do.
Nita's mother has lost her livelihood and perhaps soon her life to a terrible disease. Already the black sheep of the family for embracing engineering rather than art, Nita resolves to leave the safety of her home and do whatever it takes to find a cure. For a price, the bizarre crew of an airship called The Wind Breaker are willing to grant her a meeting with their mysterious benefactors, and thus a chance to procure the one thing with a chance to save her mother.
Free-Wrench follows Nita’s adventures in a steampunk world of airships and lunatics. Helping her in her journey are an eccentric crew of smugglers; the gruff Cap’n Mack, the simple but enthusiastic Lil and Coop, the arrogant marksman Gunner, the surly surgeon Butch, and the irritable mascot Wink. To survive and find what she seeks she’ll need to earn their trust, follow their rules, and meet face to face with the people who pull the strings of their society.


  • Swashbuckling

    By Actoresse
    Pirates, Ichabod cranes, airships, adventure and fun! A female that makes it in the midst of all the chaos!
  • Fun Enjoyable Read

    By chef poppy
    Great story. Fun characters. Very well written.
  • Good book

    By cscoggins48
    I started this book just because I was bored. But the book definitely hooked me in and kept me wanting to read more. The descriptions of the landscape and characters were awesome and very imaginative.
  • Great Book

    By Spongo6811
    It is a great read. The plat is well set, can’t wait to read book 2!!!
  • Brilliant

    By Theslueth
    This book does what all adventure books should do. Well written with good characters and epic scenes make this a truly fun read. It certainly took me on a journey.
  • Awesome series

    By R.Twilley
    Loved this entire series. Great writing.
  • Descent

    By littyniss
    It is to long I am in 7th grade its trash ... k. Jk it was good
  • Yeah.....Okay, that's more like it

    By Wez ShorZ
    I read entirely too much bad science fiction, but this was a cut above. The characters were not two-dimensional and the world exposition was revealed without anyone going into long-winded speechifying mode. The story played out in a logical manner even though there were a few cracks that were glossed over to move the plot along. All in all, the author maintained the pacing and kept a good balance between dialog and description in his writing. I enjoyed reading this more than any other science fiction books lately. I look forward to the continuing adventures of Nita and the crew of the Wind Breaker.
  • Free Wrench

    By PantherP71
    What a delightfully energetic Work! Wonderful characterizations, fabulous imagery wrapped neatly in a wonderful story!
  • Love this series

    By Bbhbnhbjnhbhn
    The best book I ever read