Broken Gears - Dana’s steampunk fantasy adventure series

Everything has degrees, and deep evils seem lighter if you are broken enough.

Calandra—little sister to the future Count of Bone Bay—likes the idea of supporting her people without the pressure of an official title. She prefers quiet and learning over making dreaded small talk with her fellow nobles.

When Nicodemus, a magus with immense power, joins the royal court of Invarnis, Calandra's life changes forever. She is entranced when he shows her magic for the first time, but its entry into the royal court has repercussions she never imagined.

The world Calandra loves twists throughout the centuries while she, cursed and imprisoned, remembers her old life with envy. Her captor goes to any lengths to discover her secret, and Calandra is fighting for her very sanity within her cell.

Meanwhile, a war is coming to Invarnis, a war that will reshape the very fabric of the world. Calandra must decide who to trust and overcome her demons to get revenge...

But can she rediscover her lost light once the dust has settled?

Raven's Cry is a dark retelling of Swan Lake set in Dana Fraedrich's fantasy steampunk world of Broken Gears.

Buy it now to experience Calandra's heart-breaking struggle today!

For fans of Suzanne Collins, Sarah J. Maas, and Naomi Novik. In this standalone installment in Dana Fraedrich's fantasy steampunk series, readers will discover a realm of dark magic and technology as they join Calandra in her battle for freedom, hope, and healing.

Raven's Cry (Broken Gears)

Homeless, orphaned, living in secret as a thief—Lenore Crowley just wants to survive, but the city of Springhaven has no sympathy for cases such as hers.  She chose her path, and the consequences are hers alone.  Being caught would mean certain death; her odds of survival are beginning to look bleak.  When she meets the Allens, she’s offered a new life.  In a world where debts and oaths carry very real weight, however, this second chance comes at a price.  Lives entangle, and Lenore soon find that her secrets aren’t so secret.  Someone is looking for her, someone who knows who she really is.  One wrong move and everything around her might fall.

Raven's Cry (Broken Gears)

The Springhaven Museum’s expedition to Bone Port is underway!  Opportunities await Lenore and her colleagues, but discovery and enlightenment aren’t the only things they’ll find in southern Invarnis.  Back home in Springhaven, Rook is searching for answers but seems to find only more questions.  Who took out a hit on Lenore?  What is Bloodstone? A trail of clues becomes fraught with danger, and the quest for truth might demand a price he's not willing to pay.

The land of Invarnis is on the precipice of a new age, and the lives of its inhabitants will never be the same again.  The pursuit of knowledge is a noble endeavor, but sometimes one must ask: how much is knowledge worth?  Some things were locked away for a reason...

Into the Fire (Broken Gears #2)

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