Ivey and the Airship

Ivey Thornton
is a headstrong girl who refuses to accept the bonds of matrimony. Her dreams of adventure quickly turn into a series of nightmares when shape-shifting killers infest the airship Monarch. In her struggle to survive, Ivey learns the value of friendships based on respect and trust, and finds herself strangely drawn to the reclusive young inventor she never wanted to marry. This steampunk fantasy is book one of the Aether’s Edge series from Pantala Press, and is geared for readers age 12 and older, and may be ordered from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and other major online book vendors.

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reviews: 14
ratings: 35 (avg rating 3.97)


Ivey and the Airship

Industry Reviews

Ivey and the Airship is a tale of horror and romance set in Aether, a steampunk world filled with airships and contraptions of unfathomable size and elegance. The storyline is simple at first, but it slowly spreads and weaves its way through your imagination as the plot develops and you get deeper into the story, meeting loads of great characters along the way. From killer leeches to power-hungry cipher machines, the book spirals in and out of Inception-like dream circles. Ivey and the Airship is definitely a book I would recommend to any reader of steampunk or adventure novels.Evan Bordessa, GeekMom.com

“The characters in Ivey and the Airship are so compelling and convincing that I could not put the book down. Young Ivey’s growth is beautiful as she comes to grips with her gifts, thumbs her nose at this sci-fi Victorian society, saves the world, and—last but not least—claims the affection of the most eligible bachelor on the planet. Cheryl Ammeter’s writing is fresh, inventive, and so cinematic—I could easily visualize all the airships, monsters, and friends of the family. Ivey’s pet monster—the often invisible, ferocious ‘waterdog’—is a boffo creation. I want my own. Ivey and the Airship really has everything: adventure, romance, humor, large metaphors . . . and I loved the ending!”                                                   – Jane Howle, former publisher of Baskerville Publishers, Inc.


21 Responses to Ivey and the Airship

  1. Kaleigh says:

    Hi Cheryl, I met you at TLA and snagged a copy of your book. I absolutely love it and I can’t wait for the next novel to come out. I bought my copy originally to put in my library but after reading it, I liked it so much that I couldn’t give it up. It’s so refreshing to have a strong female lead who is neither annoyingly “girly” nor over-the-top, aggressive “tough-girl”. The world you created and the characters in it are all really unique.

  2. Izzy says:

    Cheryl You came to my school, North Linn, i was wondering if you were making a second book. I loved it when you came to me school Hope all is well bye.

  3. Clifton Duncan says:


    When will “Ivey And The Airship” be available thru Baker & Taylor? Our YA Librarian here in Friendswood, Texas, was willing to but a copy in her cart online & it wasn’t yet available. Hope you are well. We met at the Houston T.L.A.
    – Clifton Duncan

    • cheryl says:

      Ugly Dog Digital has “Ivey” in line at Baker & Taylor, so it should go live soon. We are offering libraries DRM-free e-books in support of their value to our communities. For more information contact erik@uglydogdigital.com

      • cheryl says:

        Clifton, thanks for checking back with me – and I am well!

        • Darrell says:

          What did you think about Starship Troopers? I thought they cghaut the weird fascism of the book nicely. Yes, they lacked the powered armor, which was the coolest thing about the book, but the Rodger Young was a nice ship.

  4. coolgirl123 says:

    i havent read it yet but i just got it. this book is going to be a BIG deal!!!

  5. Jared says:

    Happened upon your book from Amazon while doing a search for a book involving airships. Your story was an absolute delight, and I can’t wait for the next one to come. My wife is quite relieved that I finished the book and I can resume our relationship ha ha ha! I may have to get the paperback as a gift for her so she can read it and I can still keep my computer free 😀

  6. Lisa Carnahan Miller says:

    Just finished Ivey and the Airship! Haven’t been so charmed by a book since Harry Potter. I think if I bought a lot of your autographed books they’d out-perform any other investment. Well done!

  7. Pete Carpenter says:

    Hiya there,
    I was recommended this book by a friend of mine, Cat, a friend of Jade Kops. I’m based in the UK at the moment and was pretty keen to order a copy when she told me about it. For some reason though the paypal and credit card gateways won’t let me order from here. Is there any other way I can make a payment? Please feel free to e-mail me rather than reply here, I look forward to getting to read book 1!
    Many thanks.


    • Lua says:

      I have heard so much about this book! I’m dlienfteiy going to have to look it up, i honestly mostly just read fiction though i adore kate morton!Donna @ Life of a Happy Blonde recently posted..

  8. Victoria says:

    I just finished reading Book 1. Thank goodness, there is a Book 2 already in the works!! I want to follow Ivey for as long as she wants to share her adventures. She’s fearless, headstrong, or should I say, “full of purpose,” and surrounded by the most wonderful characters…friends, family, and foes…I’ve had the pleasure to meet. It’s a delicious and delightful ride. Kudos to Ms. Ammeter!!

  9. Taylor Castilla says:

    I’m about halfway through chapter six now and i have to say i am loving every second of this book. I’m not sure i can even begin to describe how vividly i already see the world of Aether, and how deeply i am enjoying it. I’ve already made several recommendations to friends who like the Steam Punk genre and hope to make many many more!

    • cheryl says:

      Thank you, Taylor! Please feel free to spread the word about Aether and the girl who holds its destiny in her hands – and heart.

    • Aleyna says:

      Ahh I’ve been witnang to read this!! My mom did but she read it on her ipad so she couldn’t then lend it to me haha. I think I’m just going to have to buy it for myself!Lindsay @ In Sweetness and In Health recently posted..

  10. Sandi Nielsen says:

    How do I order a paperback copy of this book please? May I have the links. Thanks.

    • cheryl says:

      Hi, Sandi –
      To order a book, please click on the “Buy now” button and use Paypal. “Ivey and the Airship” will also be released on Amazon.com on 3/1/12! Enjoy the ride!

  11. We’ve waited so long for the publication of this WONDERFUL book ! Thank you Cheryl for sharing your incredible ability to explore the close lines between present day reality with Ivey’s fantastic world. I predict it won’t be long until our world gets very familar with Ivey’s world—chapter by chapter, book by book… we’re ready—
    bring it on!

    • cheryl says:

      After many long years and a lot of work, the airship is finally off the ground. Here’s to flying high in the days ahead!

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