The Alchemists of Loom by E. Kova

The Alchemists of Loom
Loom Saga #1

Author: Elise Kova

Reading Level: Young Adult

Genre: Steam Punk/Fantasy

Released: January 10th, 2017

Review Source: Keymaster Press

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.

Arianna is focused on her work, the more risky the bigger the pay day. It’s been a handful of years since the last alliance rebelled against the Dragon hierarchy. After all, what business does a dragon have on Loom? If Ari comes across a dragon, she believes it’s better to harvest them.

While wrapping up a job, a dragon falls and is practically gift wrapped, before Arianna; as she goes for his heart he offers he the unthinkable. In exchange for smuggling him to one of the guilds, she’ll get the one thing she wants, to over throw the Dragon King. It’s hard to say no, and a deal is struck, even if she detests him the ends justify the means in her world.

Turns out this dragon has more baggage then she calculated for, the odds are shrinking against her. As other dragons descend to Loom in search of Cvareh, she wonders who she is traveling with and what his motives are. For her, a dragon is better off dead.

I loved Elise Kova’s previous books, the Air Awakens series, and I was just so excited to read The Alchemists of Loom. hook and line I was caught up in this book and finished it way to quickly. The great news, the author sticks to a schedule when releasing books, every three months! YAY! I recommend this to everyone, it’s amazingly written, the world is vast and so thought out, the characters are addicting. Do yourself a favor and get lost within the pages and streets of Loom.


3 thoughts on “The Alchemists of Loom by E. Kova

  1. Pop Culture Literary says:

    Thanks for the suggestion, I will add it to my read list! I have a book recommendation for you in return, if you haven’t read it yet (I haven’t made it through your whole blog, but a quick site search didn’t turn up any evidence of it)! Have you ever read Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor? If not, I think it belongs on your to-read list! Based on what you say in your other reviews and the kinds of books you review, I suspect you will enjoy it. It’s a wild ride! (And if you enjoy audio books, I highly recommend taking in at least a few minutes of this one’s audio. It is beautiful. The reader does an incredible job of bringing the characters to life.)


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