Wings of Sorrow and Bone
Clockwork Dagger #2.5
Author: Beth Cato
Reading Level: Adult
Genre: Steam Punk
Released: November 10th 2015
Review Source: Harper Voyager Impulse
From the author of The Clockwork Dagger comes an exciting novella set in the same world…
After being rescued by Octavia Leander from the slums of Caskentia, Rivka Stout is adjusting to her new life in Tamarania. But it’s hard for a blossoming machinist like herself to fit in with proper society, and she’d much rather be tinkering with her tools than at a hoity-toity party any day.
When Rivka stumbles into a laboratory run by the powerful Balthazar Cody, she also discovers a sinister plot involving chimera gremlins and the violent Arena game Warriors. The innocent creatures will end up hurt, or worse, if Rivka doesn’t find a way to stop Mr. Cody. And to do that means she will have to rely on some unexpected new friends.
I did enjoy the duology by Cato about the Great lady and her medician.
This was a nice side story to that of the Clockwork Dagger duology, but instead of following Octavia in her pilgrimage throughout the warring nations, unsure who's trying to capture her to utilize her skills or simply assassinate her. Wings of Sorrow and Bone follows a young miss Rivka, blossoming mechanic who's been plucked from the dirty streets of Mercia and found her true family at last, with the robust Miss Stout.
High society is a whole different game than the tough streets of the capital. Rivka is still stumbling to prove herself. Will she be enticed by a slimy apprenticeship under a master mechanic at the behest of Mr. Cody and his arena or will she find a better way as Miss Leander once did? Is Tatiana a true friend or foe to Rivka, can she be trusted after her actions towards Miss lander? I believe Tatiana is making amends, but then again time will tell.
Truly a fun read, I had wished for more of course so if there is more to the story I will be rapt to read it. Thank you for the ARC copy!