The Sun Never Sets is a rollicking read that spans from India to Africa to outer space and then back again.
Set in 1899, tenacious scientist Hiram Condon has invented the first manned rocket to space and plans to launch it as soon as possible - that is, if he can manage to outwit his thieving German partner and the British Navy. His only hope is Ravi, his perpetually underestimated Indian assistant, and Sophie, the daring daughter of Naval officer.
The Sun Never Sets is full of adventure, steam-punk science, flying dirigibles, rockets, lighting guns, African bush warriors, air skirmishes, humor, German antagonists, a Kodak Number One camera, hoity-toity British officers who thankfully get their comeuppance, and a dash of romance. I particularly enjoyed the lovable Ravi and the determined Sophia - an exceptionally strong female character.
If you're looking for a quick, fun read with delightful characters and rip-roaring adventure then I would highly recommend this read. ~readingisbreathing