A century after a devastating volcanic eruption forced
Iceland's inhabitants to abandon its shores, the island has
become enshrouded in legend. But the truth behind the
legends is mechanical, not magical--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 an airship, searching for her sister and
longing to return home. But that home is threatened when
scientific expedition leader David Kentewess comes aboard,
looking to expose Annika's secrets. Then disaster strikes,
leaving David and Annika stranded on a glacier and pursued
by a madman, with their very survival depending on keeping
the heat rising between them--and generating lots of steam...