The Copper Heart

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Action and Adventure  |  House: Booksie Classic
The year is 1838. Queen Victoria has been on the throne for one year. The world is powered by steam and airships roam the skies. Cyborgs and robots walk the streets as equals with humans and London is a centre of trade and wealth. At the London airship docks an aiship called The Copper Heart is setting out on her maiden voyage, but with an extra passenger. A stowaway girl; Hester. Hester embarks on an adventure with the crew of The Copper Heart she barely survives as they travel around the world, searching for an assassin out to kill the Queen.

*NOTE: The main female character's name has changed from Liana to Hester because of the names used in victorian times, Liana wasn't a victorian name.*

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The Copper Heart

Submitted: April 27, 2014

The year is 1838. Queen Victoria has been on the throne for one year. The world is powered by steam and airships roam the skies. Cyborgs and robots walk the streets and London is a centre or trade and wealth. An airship called The Copper Heart is setting out on her maiden voyage, but with a extra passenger. A stowaway girl; Liana. Liana embarks on an adventure she barely survives as it turns out The Copper Heart is a pirate ship. Read Chapter

Submitted: April 30, 2014

“One hour shore leave. Anyone late returning to the ship will be left behind. Silas, you stay behind and guard the ship.” The y... Read Chapter

Submitted: June 22, 2014

It was dark and not very comfortable in the cupboard that Hester was curled up in. She was sitting on her suitcase, Bolts clutched in h... Read Chapter

Submitted: June 23, 2014

A grey light shone dully through the window as Jack opened his eyes sleepily. He rolled over in his cot and grabbed his watch before gl... Read Chapter

Submitted: June 24, 2014

A soft growling filled the air of the cupboard. Hester looked down at her stomach and willed it to be quiet, but she needed something t... Read Chapter

Submitted: July 07, 2014

Jack made his way back to his cabin. He’d seen something else inside the cupboard when he’d pulled out Hester. He pushed open the c... Read Chapter

Submitted: August 11, 2014

It had been just over a week since Hester had been found and during that time, she'd learnt how to tend the engines and fix them in cas... Read Chapter

Submitted: August 13, 2014

Hester didn’t meet Jack’s eye during the whole of dinner. Nobody had met anyone’s eye. The room had been subdued and silent. Clar... Read Chapter

Submitted: August 14, 2014

Jack headed through the crowded streets, looking at the signs dangling over shop entrances. The air down on the streets was dusty and d... Read Chapter

Submitted: August 16, 2014

There was a small tap on the door to Jack’s cabin. Jack rolled over sleepily in his cot and opened his eyes a crack. Predawn light fl... Read Chapter

Submitted: August 20, 2014

One week had passed since The Copper Heart had left Ankara and they were over the Caspian Sea. Jack was standing at the wheel and watch... Read Chapter

Submitted: August 24, 2014

Hester heard as someone walked down the stairs into the engine room. She pulled herself out from underneath the belly of one of the cop... Read Chapter

Submitted: August 27, 2014

Thomas finally caught up with the twins and Hester and together they walked down from the docks into the bustling streets of Duzdab. He... Read Chapter

Submitted: October 27, 2014

Jack marvelled at how skilfully Hester worked the metal she was holding; her slender fingers wrapped around the hammer that she tapped ... Read Chapter

Submitted: October 29, 2014

Hester had just finished eating and she walked out of the galley onto the deck. Thomas wasn’t in the crow’s nest for a change and H... Read Chapter

Submitted: November 10, 2014

The Copper Heart wasn’t airborne anymore; that was the first thing Jack noticed as he slowly came to. The airship had docked and he w... Read Chapter

Submitted: November 11, 2014

Hester looked down at the deck as she and Clarence moved away from the railings, blinking back her tears. He suddenly stopped and she l... Read Chapter

Submitted: November 15, 2014

Was he dead? Was this heaven? Jack slowly opened his eyes and waited for the room to come into focus. He was lying in a bed, a ge... Read Chapter

Submitted: November 16, 2014

Hester looked around the room she’d been put in. It was very similar to her room in London but the walls were blue and the furnishing... Read Chapter

Submitted: November 30, 2014

“I’m sorry to have kept you waiting, Miss. Emerson.” Hester stood as William entered the room. As promised, Eva had returned at... Read Chapter

Submitted: December 03, 2014

The sounds of someone playing the piano drifted into Jack’s room and he opened his eyes. He recognised the song; he remembered his mo... Read Chapter

Submitted: January 03, 2015

The docks looked so pretty in the dark, all the ships lit up with lanterns; the golden glow from the flames reflecting in the water bel... Read Chapter

Submitted: January 21, 2015

Hester was curled up in a chair down in the drawing room, a book open in her lap. There was no fire in the hearth and outside the sun w... Read Chapter

Submitted: April 07, 2015

Her heart pounding furiously out of control Hester stepped forward, her hand grasping the hilt of the knife, just in case. “Pleas... Read Chapter

Submitted: May 08, 2015

Hester rolled over and jolted awake as a floorboard creaked underneath her body. Now that she was awake, she became aware of how uncomf... Read Chapter

Submitted: May 16, 2015

It was still relatively early in the morning but the streets were packed; Jack and Hester were held up more than once trying to get pas... Read Chapter

Submitted: August 17, 2015

Jack felt tension leave his body and absently he lifted up his hand to rub his injured shoulder. Hester watched Jack, concern spreading... Read Chapter

Submitted: August 17, 2015

Hester scurried away from the crewmember and Jack as she headed down into the engine room of the airship. And as she reached the bottom... Read Chapter

Submitted: August 26, 2015

Jack met up with Hester as the crew poured into the galley as the sun began to set in the sky. He smiled as he walked up to Hester, his... Read Chapter