Now, don't get me wrong. I'm immensely happy when my story receives *any* attention, especially to the tune of four out of five stars--so I'm certainly not complaining. But I *have* to ask:
You didn't realize that the claim to absolute historical accuracy (including the claim that the book was more a history lecture than a fictitious narrative) was a /joke/?
(Also, the flight of the dirigible at the beginning of the story--sailing on the winds like a ship--is actually based on a real event and invention--Solomon Andrews, the inventor of the first airship dirigible -- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solomon_Andrews_%28airship%29 -- in Snips' universe, people designed powered airships before they designed unpowered ones)
(Anyway, absolutely no hard feelings--I just had to ask, because when I first read your review, I thought *you* were joking--either way, thank you for the review!)