Waistcoats & Weaponry
Book 3
Author Gail Carriger
Genre Fantasy, Young Adult Fiction
Release Date November 4, 2014
Series Finishing School Series
Pages 304
Publisher Little, Brown Books for Young Readers


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Sophronia continues her second year at finishing school in style—with a steel-bladed fan secreted in the folds of her ball gown, of course. Such a fashionable choice of weapon comes in handy when Sophronia, her best friend Dimity, sweet sootie Soap, and the charming Lord Felix Mersey stowaway on a train to return their classmate Sidheag to her werewolf pack in Scotland. But when Sophronia discovers they are being trailed by a dirigible of Picklemen and flywaymen, she unearths a plot that threatens to throw all of London into chaos. With her friends in mortal danger, Sophronia must sacrifice what she holds most dear—her freedom.

About Edit

Waistcoats & Weaponry won Steampunk Chronicle’s 2015 Reader’s Choice Award for Best Young Adult Steampunk Fiction.

The Waistcoats & Weaponry audiobook received a top ten honor on the YALSA Amazing Audiobooks list in 2016.

Chapter TitlesEdit

  • Session 1 - Beware Vampires Wearing Flowerpots
  • Session 2 - On Fans and Flirting
  • Session 3 - Missing Sidheags and Misapplied Seduction
  • Session 4 - The Uncleanliness of Soap
  • Session 5 - Stealth Mustaches and Stealthier Flywaymen
  • Session 6 - Masquerading Mechanicals
  • Session 7 - Helpful Barnaclegeese
  • Session 8 - A Crisis of Operatic Proportions
  • Session 9 - Transmitter on a Train
  • Session 10 - Train-Napping
  • Session 11 - Felix Versus the Flywaymen
  • Session 12 - Bumbersnoot to the Rescue
  • Session 13 - A Rousing Game of Marbles
  • Session 14 - Dirigibles Versus Trains
  • Session 15 - Dewan Ex Machina
  • Session 16 - The Parting of the Ways

Timeline Edit

  • This book takes place in January and February 1853

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