Review of An Ill Wind by Regina Puckett

an ill windAn Ill Wind

Forbidden Series Book 3

Regina Puckett

Genre: Steampunk

Published: May 2015


It has been eight hundred and seventy years since The Great War and the quality of life of the war-torn-countryside is slowly improving, thanks to the pioneering spirit of Harmony’s grandmother and grandfather.

Harmony and Boy have been flying her grandmother’s airship since her death. They use it to deliver food supplies and found objects from The Forbidden Lands to the few, last remaining humans on earth. It’s on one of these trips up the east coast an unexpected storm pulls the airship out into the open ocean. Even though Harmony struggles to keep Airus airborne, the strong winds are too much and it crashes into the ocean.

When Harmony regains consciousness, she discovers Airus has been pulled in by the tide onto a tiny island – that’s the only good news. There’s no fresh water on the island, her two robots are damaged, Airus’ balloon is deflated, and the friction engine is broken. All of that might be enough to defeat someone else, but Harmony has never been known to give up. She’s lucky enough to be blessed with her grandmother’s grit, determination and bullheadedness.


This is book 3 of the Forbidden Series. Follow these links for my review of book 1 and book 2.

Unlike book 2, this installment of the Forbidden Series is not action packed. Instead, it focuses more on Harmony and her overall character development. It gives us readers a more in depth view of her relationship with Boy, his past relationship with Liberty, and Molly is given a voice as well. There really aren’t a million things to say since there’s no grand adventure. But, as a fan of this series, I will say that despite the lack of action, I really enjoyed it. I was grateful to know Harmony better as she works on her airship and reflects on her life. By the end I was pleased with how things turn out and look forward to more steampunk adventures in the future. A short, but fulfilling story.







4 out of 5 stars

About the Author:

Regina Puckett is a 2014 Readers’ Favorite Award winning author for her sweet romance, Concealed in My Heart. Her steampunk book, I Will Breathe, and her children’s picture book, Borrowed Wings, both received the Children’s Literary Classic Seal of Approval. “I Will Breathe” was selected as a Science Fiction Finalist in the 2015 IAN Book of the Year Awards.

Memories, won first place in the 1st WSBR International Poetry Contest, and her collection of poetry, Fireflies, won the 2013 Turning Pages Poetry Book of the Year.

Regina Puckett has been writing for over forty-eight years, and lives in Tennessee with her husband of over forty years. She has two grown daughters and four grandchildren.

She writes sweet romances, horror, inspirational, steampunk, picture books and poetry. There are always several projects in various stages of completion and characters and stories waiting in the wings for their chance to finally get out of her head and onto paper.


  1. Thank you for the great review. It is appreciated. I’m glad you enjoyed my short steampunk book.


  2. Glad to hear you liked this! I haven’t heard of this series yet but it sounds like an enjoyable read.

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