In a desert wasteland, one king rules with absolute power and unquenchable lust, until the cogsmith’s daughter risks everything for vengeance.
Two-hundred years ago, the steam-powered world experienced an apocalyptic flood. When the waters dried up, the survivors settled around their moored steamship in a wasteland they named Desertera. Believing the flood and drought were caused by a scorned goddess, the monarchs demanded execution for anyone who commits the unforgivable sin—adultery.
Today, King Archon entraps his wives in the crime of adultery, executing each boring bride to pursue his next infatuation. Most nobles overlook King Archon’s behavior, but when Lord Varick’s daughter falls victim to the king’s schemes, he vows revenge.
When Aya Cogsmith was a young girl, King Archon had her father executed for treason. Orphaned and forced to turn to prostitution for survival, Aya dreams of avenging her father’s death. When Lord Varick approaches Aya with plans for vengeance, she agrees to play the king’s seductress—even though it puts her at risk for execution.
Packed with high-society intrigue, dappled with seduction, and driven by revenge, The Cogsmith’s Daughter offers the perfect mixture of conspiracy and romance. The first novel in the Desertera series, it marries steampunk styling with a ravished dystopian world.
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Praise for The Cogsmith’s Daughter
“The Cogsmith’s Daughter is now entering into my bookshelf of Gimme More! The story itself intertwines with an apocalyptic steampunk world alongside the dystopian royalty line of stories like Game of Thrones … Kate’s way of blending words into a world is astounding and I cannot wait for the next one.”
– Jonas Lee, Author of A Time to Reap and A Time to Live
“Perfect balance of excitement, romance and suspense!”
– Zachary Paul Chopchinski, Author of The Curious Tale of Gabrielle
“Fiction, at its best, should take you away from your reality … Kate M. Colby, the author, hooked me, kept me interested, and made me look forward to her future works. Well done!”
– Fia Essen, Author of Ariel and Anna
Other books in the Desertera series:
The Courtesan’s Avenger (Desertera #2)