The Cogsmith’s Daughter

COGSYNOPSIS: In a post-apocalyptic desert wasteland, one king rules with absolute power and unquenchable lust, until the cogsmith’s daughter risks everything for vengeance.

Two-hundred years ago, the steam-powered world experienced an apocalyptic flood. When the waters dried up, the survivors settled around their steamship in a wasteland they named Desertera. Believing the flood and drought were caused by a scorned goddess, the monarchs demanded execution for anyone who commits the unforgivable sin—adultery.

Today, King Archon entraps his wives in the crime of adultery, executing each boring bride to pursue his next infatuation. Most nobles overlook King Archon’s behavior, but when Lord Varick’s daughter falls victim to the king’s schemes, he vows revenge.

When Aya Cogsmith was a young girl, King Archon had her father executed for treason. Orphaned and forced to turn to prostitution for survival, Aya dreams of avenging her father’s death. When Lord Varick approaches Aya with plans for vengeance, she agrees to play the king’s seductress—even though it puts her at risk for execution.

Packed with high-society intrigue, dappled with seduction, and driven by revenge, The Cogsmith’s Daughter is a new adult steampunk dystopian novel with the perfect mixture ofconspiracy and romance.

REVIEW: This is the best steampunk novel I have read to date. The whole idea of a kingdom in the form of a ship, the tying of futurism to the mystery of the past, the use of a lowly cogsmith’s daughter (in itself a touch of genius) to uncover the king’s murderous schemes, and the pure originality of the whole setting takes this genre to a new level.

The story is very well written with strong characters, and natural flowing conversations. It keeps one expecting anything to go wrong at any time.

It is a truly pleasurable read… Love the Originality!


About Kev

Kev is an Author & Songwriter. After years of studying, and even more years working in education, and management in the US, he returned to his hometown in England where he finally settled down to focus on his writing and music. Links to his works can be found in the widget bar, and more information about them can be found on his pages above. He would greatly appreciate it if you would check them out. Kev has a M.Ed in Secondary Education with English as his main subject area. He also did post-graduate studies in Christian Counselling and Psychopathology after obtaining a BA in Psychology with a minor in Classical Greek.

14 comments on “The Cogsmith’s Daughter

  1. Reblogged this on Kate M. Colby and commented:
    “This is the best steampunk novel I have read to date.” You can’t get praise much greater than that! Thank you so much to Kevin for his wonderful review of The Cogsmith’s Daughter. I highly recommend his site for anyone looking for their next great read, or for independent authors seeking a place to share about their work. Go check it out!

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  2. Sounds like an exciting and intriguing read. Added it to my TBR. Thanks!

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  3. Thank you for the review! Another look in the future, worth to have on my reading list 🙂

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  4. Thank you so much for your wonderful review, Kevin! I’m very glad that you enjoyed The Cogsmith’s Daughter, and I look forward to hearing your thoughts on my future work as well. And another thank you to everyone who has been/will be checking out the novel. I hope you all enjoy it, too!

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  5. Thanks for the review, Kev. I love the title and the cover of this book and have been eyeing it for a while. Based on your review, I’m moving it to the top of my pile 😀

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  6. Sounds like an interesting book. I’ll keep it on my list.

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  7. I was waiting for your review of this hoping it would be a good read. I remember reading about it and being quite fascinated wondering if it would turn out to be as good as it promised. Great to hear you enjoyed it.

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    • It’s a surprisingly easy read… I mean that in a very good way. I will definitely read more of Kate’s work after reading this. I like it when an author surprises me with something new; something I probably could/would never come up with in a million years, even more so when it’s well-written. 🙂

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