Her vengeance. His vision.
Ari lost everything she once loved when the Five Guilds’ resistance fell to the Dragon King. Now, she uses her unparalleled gift for clockwork machinery in tandem with notoriously unscrupulous morals to contribute to a thriving underground organ market. There isn’t a place on Loom that is secure from the engineer-turned-thief, and her magical talents are sold to the highest bidder as long as the job defies their Dragon oppressors.
Cvareh would do anything to see his sister usurp the Dragon King and sit on the throne. His family’s house has endured the shame of being the lowest rung in the Dragons’ society for far too long. The Alchemist Guild, down on Loom, may just hold the key to putting his kin in power, if Cvareh can get to them before the Dragon King’s assassins.
When Ari stumbles upon a wounded Cvareh, she sees an opportunity to slaughter an enemy and make a profit off his corpse. But the Dragon sees an opportunity to navigate Loom with the best person to get him where he wants to go.
He offers her the one thing Ari can’t refuse: A wish of her greatest desire, if she brings him to the Alchemists of Loom.
Published by Keymaster Press
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early praise for
the alchemists of loom
“Kova (the Air Awakens series) crafts a fascinating divided world”
– Publishers Weekly
“…the world of Loom manages to be both dark and sparkling. Kova’s incredibly creative writing lets the details of her world bloom slowly around the story’s main players, unfolding gracefully alongside the plot…”
– The San Francisco Book Review
“A heart-stopping adventure! Elise Kova reaches new heights with this fast-paced triumph of steampunk, fantasy, and a touch of romance. The Alchemists of Loom is a must-read!”
– DANIELLE L. JENSEN, USA Today bestselling author of the Malediction Trilogy
“Kova does an excellent job making Loom and Nova both distinctly fresh and interesting… the combination of the two and their people… makes for extremely rich possibilities.”
– RT Book Reviews
“Elise Kova has done it again. Created another story and set of fantastic characters to be COMPLETELY obsessed with.”
“Prepare to have your mind blown. THE ALCHEMISTS OF LOOM is the perfect mashup of genres, with a killer heroine, fiery romance, and friendships that run as deep as blood.”
– LINDSAY CUMMINGS, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Zenith and The Murder Complex
“A new favorite. Kova has created a world of contrasts that I can assure you, is like none you have read before.”
– MEG MCGORRY, N3rdbomber
“Reading THE ALCHEMISTS OF LOOM was like curling up with a favorite fantasy classic. Yet what truly transported me was the brilliant twists and layers that make this story totally unique, totally fresh.”
– SUSAN DENNARD, New York Times bestselling author of the Witchlands series
“… fantasy-adventure that mixes elements of steampunk, fantasy, and romance into an enjoyable read.”
“The Alchemists of Loom is bloody, epic, and brimming with violence. Elise Kova gives fantasy, and steampunk fans, two whole new worlds to delight over as new characters strike out in an adventure sure to leave readers reeling for more. The cast of characters takes readers into a darker realm where no one is pure, everyone has an agenda, and, sometimes, the best friends one can have can be formed between enemies”
– RACHEL E. CARTER, bestselling author of The Black Mage