Octavia Leander can't seem to escape from the many people
who seek to capture or use her. Her and the now ex-Clockwork
Dagger, Alonzo, face new and old enemies as they journey to
find the Lady's Tree that might be the answer to all their
questions, especially as to why Octavia's power seems to
grow even more.
Beth Cato shows exceptional mastery of her craft once again
with this sequel to THE CLOCKWORK DAGGER, THE CLOCKWORK
CROWN. Just like the first book, this story is full of
action, intrigue, and mystical powers. Octavia is an
exceptional protagonist, brave, fierce, and determined. Her
character development is phenomenal, particularly as she
realizes she may be closer to the Lady's Tree than she
This sequel answers many of the questions and mysteries from
the first book. The reader learns about a mysterious king,
the origin of the Lady's Tree, and on a more intimate level,
readers get to see more about Alonzo's background as well.
Cato builds a memorable and complex world with layer upon
layer of history, power, and uniqueness. The ending wraps
everything up perfectly, likely to leave readers satisfied
but absolutely eager for more from this author.
Told with an memorable and strong voice, THE CLOCKWORK CROWN
is the perfect continuation to the wonderful Octavia
Leander's story. Fans of the first book will not be
disappointed with this action-packed story full of excellent
conflict that keeps the reader guessing until the end. I
highly recommend this series for fans of steampunk, healers,
and characters who know how to harness their strength.
Rich in atmosphere, imagination, and fun, the action-packed, magic-
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
magical healer, is on the run with handsome Alonzo Garrett, the
Dagger who forfeited his career with the Queenâ€™s secret society of
and killersâ€”and possibly his lifeâ€”to save her. Now, they are on a
dangerous quest to find safety and answers: Why is Octavia so
does she seem to be undergoing a transformation unlike any witnessed
hundreds of years?
The truth may rest with the source of her mysterious healing powerâ
Ladyâ€™s Tree. But the tree lies somewhere in a rough, inhospitable
known as the Waste. Eons ago, this land was made barren and
by an evil spell, until a few hardy souls dared to return over the
For years, the Waste has waged a bloody battle against the royal court
its independenceâ€”and they need Octaviaâ€™s powers to succeed.
Joined by unlikely allies, including a menagerie of gremlin
must evade killers and Clockwork Daggers on a dangerous journey
world on the brink of deadly civil war.