Monday, August 17, 2015

What is Beth Cato reading?

Featured at Writers Read: Beth Cato, author of The Clockwork Crown.

Her entry begins:
This week I have been reading a book that comes out soon, The House of Shattered Wings by Aliette de Bodard. It's an amazingly fresh fantasy that takes place in a sort of post-apocalyptic Paris, long after the Great War was joined by fallen angels who destroyed much of the earth. The lead character is a Vietnamese man who has been stranded in the city. I love the unique new blend of religions and...[read on]
About The Clockwork Crown, from the publisher:
Rich in atmosphere, imagination, and fun, the action-packed, magic-filled sequel to The Clockwork Dagger is an enchanting steampunk fantasy, evocative of the works of Trudi Canavan and Gail Carriger.

Narrowly surviving assassination and capture, Octavia Leander, a powerful magical healer, is on the run with handsome Alonzo Garrett, the Clockwork Dagger who forfeited his career with the Queen’s secret society of spies and killers—and possibly his life—to save her. Now, they are on a dangerous quest to find safety and answers: Why is Octavia so powerful? Why does she seem to be undergoing a transformation unlike any witnessed for hundreds of years?

The truth may rest with the source of her mysterious healing power—the Lady’s Tree. But the tree lies somewhere in a rough, inhospitable territory known as the Waste. Eons ago, this land was made barren and uninhabitable by an evil spell, until a few hardy souls dared to return over the last century. For years, the Waste has waged a bloody battle against the royal court to win its independence—and they need Octavia’s powers to succeed.

Joined by unlikely allies, including a menagerie of gremlin companions, she must evade killers and Clockwork Daggers on a dangerous journey through a world on the brink of deadly civil war.
Learn more about The Clockwork Dagger and The Clockwork Crown at Beth Cato's website.

The Page 69 Test: The Clockwork Dagger.

My Book, The Movie: The Clockwork Crown.

Writers Read: Beth Cato.

--Marshal Zeringue