Marlon Pridmore was more than a small town loan officer. He also loved to tinker and make things—the more difficult, the better. Then, he found himself caught up in the Ring of Fire along with his whole town of Grantville and flung into the seventeenth century with no hope of return. He decided to ease his frustrations by building his first airship—which he also intended to be his last.
Or so he thought. Mike Stearns, the president of the New United States, had other plans—and so, he discovered, did some gentlemen of the Danish East India Company.
From being frustrated, Marlon went to being at least half-terrified. Could he actually build an airship that would make it all the way to India?