Redemption (a steampunk romance) - C.J. Archer
This was a nice twist on Steampunk with magic and tech in tension. Made me wish I knew a sky pirate ;)

That said, the historical accuracy ... as when the action moved to the gaol ... was devastatingly vivid.

Also, I wonder if all steampunk worlds have to include Queen Victoria? *not a serious question.

Any way you look at it, the queen in Redemption was sharply drawn and effectively used throughout the novel, even before we met her.

Loved this adventurous story.