Blackheart burst out laughing. “Did I say that? That is Saint Crispen’s to this rabble. Look, Mister Sauder, I know you have gotten yourself all caught up in the Russian minx’s skirts, but fighting like a madman only gets you killed. You are an excellent fighter, Sauder, but foaming at the mouth and ignoring orders makes you a rabid dog. I need men to fight for me, not dogs.”
“The Sauder Diaries” is an adventure-romance set in Steampunk Victorian-era Europe. The main character, Hans Sauder, is Shanghaied into being a member of one of the most infamous airship crews of the continent.
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