Author: Elise Kova
Reading Level: Young Adult
Released: July 11th 2017
Review Source: Keymaster Press
Cvareh returns home to his sky world of Nova with the genius crafter Arianna as his temperamental guest. The mercurial inventor possesses all the Xin family needs to turn the tides of a centuries-old power struggle, but the secrets she harbors must be earned with trust — hard to come by for Ari, especially when it comes to Dragons. On Nova, Ari finds herself closer to exacting vengeance against the traitor who killed everything — and everyone – she once loved. But before Ari can complete her campaign of revenge, the Crimson Court exposes her shadowed past and reveals something even more dangerous sparking between her and Cvareh.
While Nova is embroiled in blood sport and political games, the rebels on Loom prepare for an all-out assault on their Dragon oppressors. Florence unexpectedly finds herself at the forefront of change, as her unique blend of skills — and quick-shooting accuracy — makes her a force to be reckoned with. For the future of her world, she vows vengeance against the Dragons.
Before the rebellion can rise, though, the Guilds must fall.
Elise Kova has managed to yet again take me on a whirlwind adventure, this time, on a dragon glider!
The waiting between book one and two was excruciating, Elise certain can weave quite the cliff hanger, waiting to see how Cvareh and Arianna were going to fair on Nova, the floating land (and homes) of the dragons above Loom. The revolution is brewing down below, and the dragons are stirring into place. Before picking up the arc I was really looking forward to seeing how Florence would grow into her own now that her mentor and long time friend Ari, the White Wraith, has left her behind at the guild. Florence struggles to find her place in the revolution. Everyone around her keeps shoving her into a definition she no longer feels apart of, she wants to be a Rivet not a Raven, but no one can see past her guild. I loved how her character has flourished in book two.
Can I put the spot light on Cvareh and Arianna?! I mean WOW. Now while romance is a sub-genera for this series, I looooove reading how characters find their way to each other. No spoilers from me, but their relationship was hilarious in the first novel, so feisty! Ari’s stay on Nova was so much fun to indulge in. I love the attention to detail and how dynamic their world is, it is vastly different from Loom.
I don’t want readers to misinterpret the steampunk moniker, it is richly steeped in fantasy, and unique lore, the action is truly captivating and doesn’t read too fast or too short, it fits with each incident. The steampunk comes into play through the guilds, through the White Wraith in her beginnings and Frankenstein-esc creation. It does not mean there are many walking around in corsets and spikes, or a mash up of technology and Victorian era styling, that is not the Loom Saga. If you look for a big wide world full of place to explore, many characters that each have their own means and motives while simultaneously building tensions between warring fractions, pick this series up. I was a fast fan for the Air awakens series, I literally fell in love with Aldrik and Vhalla. It was a no-brainer to pick up the Loom Saga, I love Elise Kova’s writing style, her voice and characters are truly breathtaking.
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Rebellions struggle to get their footing on Loom as our mercurial inventor Arianna struggles to find hers in the Dragon’s homeland of Nova. Readers who preorder this direct sequel to THE ALCHEMISTS OF LOOM will have a chance to snag the swag below (while supplies last).
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Elise Kova has always had a profound love of fantastical worlds. Somehow, she managed to focus on the real world long enough to graduate with a Master’s in Business Administration before crawling back under her favorite writing blanket to conceptualize her next magic system. She currently lives in St. Petersburg, Florida, and when she is not writing can be found playing video games, watching anime, or talking with readers on social media. She is the USA Today bestselling author of the Air Awakens Series as well as the upcoming Loom Saga (Keymaster, 2017).