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.