I did not like this. The plot is costumey, somewhat Ruritanian, and the plot and characterization are rote--pre-War roles played by modern people. I speak as one who rather liked Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow and also the Tomb Raider movies. If you mix those randomly with Girl Genius and The Moonstone, you might get this. My tastes are low, but this is incoherent.
I quit reading properly at page 38, with the heroine (rich young brilliant widow with a duty to save the Rebellion) enjoying her new costume. Flipped through later bits -- she does something important by having magic jewels, and gains accidental power over the weather. All gods are one god. There are a lot of exclamation points and italics and even ALL CAPS! Minor characters with funny names speak in broad dialect ("Dat Verdu is so da trickster! Dat dumb guard take de bait.")
However, Chenda's eyes are brown, not violet.
Find in a Library: Chenda and the Airship BrofmanSo wrote clew in Fiction (21st c.).