Ari lost everything she once loved when the Five Guilds’ resistance fell to the Dragon King. Now, she uses her unparalleled gift for clockwork machinery in tandem with notoriously unscrupulous morals to contribute to a thriving underground organ market. There isn’t a place on Loom that is secure from the engineer turned thief, and her magical talents are sold to the highest bidder as long as the job defies their Dragon oppressors.
Cvareh would do anything to see his sister usurp the Dragon King and sit on the throne. His family’s house has endured the shame of being the lowest rung in the Dragons’ society for far too long. The Alchemist Guild, down on Loom, may just hold the key to putting his kin in power, if Cvareh can get to them before the Dragon King’s assassins.
When Ari stumbles upon a wounded Cvareh, she sees an opportunity to slaughter an enemy and make a profit off his corpse. But the Dragon sees an opportunity to navigate Loom with the best person to get him where he wants to go.
He offers her the one thing Ari can’t refuse: A wish of her greatest desire, if she brings him to the Alchemists of Loom. @goodreads
I got some really cool swag with this book! I covered my address with the signed bookplate. I didn't show the back of the envelope because I didn't feel like putting the front and back on one picture. Let me tell you, that envelope it so freaking cool. You can see the front but the back is really awesome too! ♥ I love bookish stuff!
I fell in love with this book right out of the gate! Ari is just bad to the bone. It's starts out with a lot of action. Ari is different as are some people in the world of Loom. Ari is the White Wraith and she's a force to be reckoned with! She has certain abilities because of certain reasons. <--Don't you love vagueness =) Well, I'm tired of putting up the spoiler banners so that's all you get!
She has a student/best friend named Flor that you can't help fall in love with. She's sweet and she loves Ari and looks up to her. Ari will do anything to protect her.
One day when Ari is out on a mission to take down a whole group of peeps/things she runs into a Dragon that has been hurt. She planned on killing him and harvesting his organs to get more money. I won't tell you what they do with said organs but it's all a part of THINGS.
But Cvareh pleads with her to help him. He is on a mission to get to the Alchemist's Guild and try to build an alliance with them to take down the Dragon King who is a twat. He asks Ari to get him there in exchange for a Boon <--read the book. (There ends up being a little something going on between them, you can feel the tension and I hope it does lead to something. Even though Ari threatens him with death at every turn!)
On the way to the Guild they run into Dragon Riders that try to take them out. Umm, that's not so easy against the White Wraith and now a Dragon of her own to fight by her side. And Flor helps out too although she has to be protected for the most part as she has no magical abilities. But Ari has trained her in things so she holds her own.
FYI: The dragon's in this book are not the typical dragons you are thinking. They are men but have dragon powers and are descendants of the real dragons. They don't have wings or breathe fire but they have strong magic. They ride gliders to make up for the wings they don't have.
Now I wish the next book was out because there is going to be some stuff going down and I really hope the good guys, er, things win.
Here's a little map of Loom. Nova is the place the dragons are from and they are up there on floating cities and such.
I think I need to delve into Elise Kova's other books while I wait for the sequel to this book.
Overall, I loved it and I tend to try to read books I think I will like/love. No dud here! Woot! ♥