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 defines 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 want 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.”


This book was a very disappointing read. Once again, a book that I had very high expectations going into let me down.

This book made me feel things that I normally don’t feel when I read fantasy novels. I was extremely confused and extremely bored throughout the entire book.

The minute we start reading the book, there isn’t any introduction about the world or the characters. We just have the plot thrown right at us and that is what I found frustrating. When I read a fantasy book, I want to know some information about the world that is set in and some background on the main characters. I got neither of that. Throughout the entire book, I could barely tell what was going on. The plot was just all over the place. It frustrated me to no end.

I really couldn’t connect with any of the characters in this book. That is mostly just because of what I thought about the plot. I wanted to know more about Ari and Cvareh’s backgrounds but I didn’t get any of that. I’m sure that they are actually great characters but I couldn’t tell when reading this book.The romance between Ari and Cvareh was one I didn’t even know about until the very end of the book. Everything else going on in this book got in the way.

Even though this book had some really bad qualities about it, there were some redeeming  ones as well. I think the writing style of the author is really good. I think the steampunk aspects of the story were really cool to read about. Also I think the synopsis was written really well (better than the book). I also liked the ending of this book.

Overall, I think this book was just not the book for me. I think it is very over-hyped from all the other reviews I have read about it. I will say though, that I MIGHT  continue on with the series. The ending was a great way to wrap up this book and kind makes me want to know what happens next. If I don’t end up continuing on with the series, I might check out the author’s other books. I know she has another series and I have heard fantastic things about that one as well. Hopefully those are better than this one.


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