One day in 1860, everything changed for everyone, everywhere. In Victorian London, in an age when steam and clockwork power are all-important, a series of events throws Oliver, Jake and Charlotte into conflict with the authorities. They come from very different backgrounds and join forces with an escaped slave, a street urchin and a prostitute to form an airship crew - The Rebel Runaways. With the country in the hands of the army and beset by street gangs, escape is their priority. When they realise the depths to which the corrupt government and a wicked industrialist are willing to stoop, they turn to face the enemy. Life will never be the same again for the crew and for the world, but unless the Rebel Runaways can succeed, society will slide into an abyss. Freedom Skies is the first book in “The Rebel Runaways” series. The series features adventure stories that blend fiction with actual places, creating an alternative history and spotlighting the period when Steampunk began. If you enjoy books like ‘The Aeronaut’s Windlass’ by Jim Butcher, ‘Perdido Street Station’ by China Miéville or the ‘Magnificent Devices’ series by Shelley Adina, you will love this story.