Kraken and Canals: An Elemental Steampunk Story

Anne Renwick

Narrated by Anais Inara Chase

1 hr 16 min

An old love. A giant kraken. A dive into the infested canals of Venice.

Time has run out. Rules must be broken and her patron’s wrath risked. To save the woman who raised her, Lady Judith must visit the underwater grotto of a giant lagoon kraken. Survival isn’t guaranteed, but Arturo will not let his love face the dangers of the canals alone.


KRAKEN AND CANALS is a story set in the Elemental Steampunk World, including The Elemental Steampunk Chronicles, Elemental Steampunk Tales, and Elemental Steampunk Stories.

Steampunk adventure wrapped around a romance and threaded with biotechnology. Join USA Today bestselling author, Anne Renwick, as she takes you back into an alternate past.


THE ELEMENTAL STEAMPUNK CHRONICLES

  • The Golden Spider (Book One)
  • The Silver Skull (Book Two)
  • The Iron Fin (Book Three)

ELEMENTAL STEAMPUNK TALES

  • A Trace of Copper
  • In Pursuit of Dragons
  • A Reflection of Shadows
  • A Snowflake at Midnight

ELEMENTAL STEAMPUNK STORIES

  • The Tin Rose
  • Kraken and Canals
  • Rust and Steam
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Publisher
Anne Renwick
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Published on
Dec 20, 2019
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Duration
1h 16m 15s
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ISBN
9781948359290
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Romance / Science Fiction
Fiction / Romance / Suspense
Fiction / Science Fiction / Steampunk
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Eligible for Family Library

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A REFLECTION OF SHADOWS is a story set in the Elemental Steampunk World, including The Elemental Steampunk Chronicles, Elemental Steampunk Tales, and Elemental Steampunk Stories. Steampunk adventure wrapped around a romance and threaded with biotechnology. Join USA Today bestselling author, Anne Renwick, as she takes you back into an alternate past.

THE ELEMENTAL STEAMPUNK CHRONICLES

The Golden SpiderThe Silver SkullThe Iron Fin

ELEMENTAL STEAMPUNK TALES

A Trace of CopperIn Pursuit of Dragons A Reflection of ShadowsA Snowflake at Midnight

ELEMENTAL STEAMPUNK STORIES

The Tin RoseKraken and CanalsRust and Steam
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