The New York Times bestselling author of
The Iron Duke and Heart of Steel returns to the
Iron Seas with a riveting new adventure of steampunk and passionate
romance . . .
A century after a devastating volcanic eruption forced
Iceland's inhabitants to abandon its shores, the island has become
enshrouded in legend. Fishermen tell tales of giant trolls guarding
the land and of seductive witches who steal men's hearts. But the
truth behind the legends is mechanical, not magic-and the mystery
of the island a matter of life and death for a community of women
who once spilled noble blood to secure their freedom.
Five years ago, Annika unwittingly endangered that secret, but
her sister Källa took the blame and was exiled. Now Annika serves
on the airship Phatéon, flying from port to port in search
of her sister and longing to return home . . . but that home is
threatened when expedition leader David Kentewess comes
Determined to solve the mystery of his own origin, David will
stop at nothing to expose Annika's secrets. But when disaster
strikes, leaving David and Annika stranded on a glacier and pursued
by a madman, their very survival depends on keeping the heat rising
between them-and generating lots of steam . . .