In a world of steam and gears, of mystery and murder… only a clockwork spider can weave a web strong enough to catch a killer.
Lady Amanda blackmailed her way into a prestigious London medical school...
Not the preferred method of entrance, of course, and quite the scandal – but necessary, for it’s the only way to force Lord Thornton, a professor at the school, to help her perfect her invention: a clockwork spider capable of spinning artificial nerves.
And Thornton is interested… but is he interested in Amanda, or simply the invention that could cure his own debilitating injury? Neither one can trust the other, but both know this: any attraction is a danger, any romance forbidden.
But when a foreign spy steals top-secret technology – and the spider – from Thornton’s laboratory, using it to perform grisly experiments on human subjects, Amanda and her professor must put aside both their differences and their growing attraction to capture the killer terrorizing the streets of old London.
Now, Amanda and Thornton are on the hunt… or being hunted themselves. Traveling from gypsy camps to dirigible factories, to the kraken-infested Thames – they will go wherever they must, and do whatever they can. To find the spy. To stop the killer. To fight the forbidden romance between them…
… and, above all, to solve the mysteries hidden in The Golden Spider.
The first book of USA Today bestselling author Anne Renwick’s Elemental Steampunk World series, The Golden Spider invites you to an alternate past: where mayhem and murder endanger the foggy streets of Victorian London, where secrets and spies hide in a world of gaslamp fantasy, and where matters of the heart are as mysterious – or simple – as clockwork. Tap the link and get your copy now!
ELEMENTAL STEAMPUNK CHRONICLES: The Golden Spider, The Silver Skull, The Iron Fin, Venomous Secrets
ELEMENTAL STEAMPUNK TALES: A Trace of Copper, In Pursuit of Dragons, A Reflection of Shadows, A Snowflake at Midnight, A Ghost in Amber
ELEMENTAL STEAMPUNK STORIES: The Tin Rose, Kraken and Canals, Rust and Steam
This story was fantastic!! Amanda a smart, strong willed woman has designed the most interesting contraption to help her broken brother. When the murders pick up after her device goes missing Sebastian who is a queen’s agent as well as a professor pulls her in on the case where it’s her device. This book has it all, London, science, adventure, murder, mystery, clockwork contraptions, and some very hot scenes! 18+
A strong woman in science who isn't afraid to chase after what she wants. Steamy romance and mystery all set in a steampunked London. I love the world this author has created and have read everything she's written!