Kraken and Canals

An Elemental Web Tale

Book 3
Anne Renwick
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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.


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Historical fantasy romance, 19th century historical romance, biotechnology espionage, historical fantasy, mystery, romance, rose, spies, gypsy, spy, tin, gaslight, adventure, clockwork, gypsy, strong women, physician, surgeon, doctor, spy, espionage, college university relationships, Victorian, Victorian London, British nobility, selkie, frog, Glasgow, London, Cardiff, Dover, Germany, England, Wales, Scotland, Venice, Italy, Welsh, India, Bengali, steampunk, steampunk romance, SEAL, dirigible, romance, suspense, science fiction, nobility, peer, ton, lord, lady, duke, earl, engineer, kraken, octopus, spider, bone, nerves, blood, cryptobiology, steampunk, canals, squid, ink, nobility, peer, ton, lord, lady, duke, earl, clockwork  


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About the author

 Though USA TODAY bestselling author Anne Renwick holds a Ph.D. in biology and greatly enjoyed tormenting the overburdened undergraduates who were her students, fiction has always been her first love. Today, she writes steampunk romance, placing a new kind of biotech in the hands of mad scientists, proper young ladies and determined villains. 

Anne brings an unusual perspective to steampunk. A number of years spent locked inside the bowels of a biological research facility left her permanently altered. In her steampunk world, the Victorian fascination with all things anatomical led to a number of alarming biotechnological advances. Ones that the enemies of Britain would dearly love to possess.

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Anne Renwick
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Published on
Jan 18, 2018
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Pages
60
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ISBN
9781948359023
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Romance / Fantasy
Fiction / Romance / Historical / Victorian
Fiction / Science Fiction / Steampunk
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Historical fantasy romance, 19th century historical romance, biotechnology espionage, historical fantasy, mystery, romance, rose, spies, gypsy, spy, tin, gaslight, adventure, clockwork, gypsy, strong women, physician, surgeon, doctor, spy, espionage, college university relationships, Victorian, Victorian London, British nobility, selkie, frog, Glasgow, London, Cardiff, Dover, Germany, England, Wales, Scotland, Venice, Italy, Welsh, India, Bengali, steampunk, steampunk romance, SEAL, dirigible, romance, suspense, science fiction, nobility, peer, ton, lord, lady, duke, earl, engineer, kraken, octopus, spider, bone, nerves, blood, cryptobiology, steampunk, canals, squid, ink, nobility, peer, ton, lord, lady, duke, earl, clockwork  


London papers scream of dirigible attacks, kraken swarms, and lung-clogging, sulfurous fogs. But a rash of gypsy murders barely rates mention. Lady Amanda is tired of having both her intelligence and her work dismissed. After blackmailing her way into medical school, she catches the eye of her anatomy professor from the moment she walks into his lecture hall. Is he interested in her? Or only her invention–a clockwork spider that can spin artificial nerves? Lord Thornton, a prominent neurobiologist, has been betrayed. Secret government technology has been stolen from his laboratory, and a foreign spy is attempting to perfect it via a grisly procedure… using gypsies as test subjects. The last thing he needs is the distraction of a beautiful–and brilliant–new student, even if her spider could heal a deteriorating personal injury. Until her device is stolen and used in the latest murder. Lord Thornton has no option but to bring her into his laboratory as well as the investigation where they must fight their growing, yet forbidden, attraction. Bodies accumulate and fragile bonds are tested as they race across London, trying to catch the spy before it’s too late.
 

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Historical fantasy romance, 19th century historical romance, biotechnology espionage, historical fantasy, mystery, romance, rose, spies, gypsy, spy, tin, gaslight, adventure, clockwork, gypsy, strong women, physician, surgeon, doctor, spy, espionage, college university relationships, Victorian, Victorian London, British nobility, selkie, frog, Glasgow, London, Cardiff, Dover, Germany, England, Wales, Scotland, Venice, Italy, Welsh, India, Bengali, steampunk, steampunk romance, SEAL, dirigible, romance, suspense, science fiction, nobility, peer, ton, lord, lady, duke, earl, engineer, kraken, octopus, spider, bone, nerves, blood, cryptobiology, steampunk, canals, squid, ink, nobility, peer, ton, lord, lady, duke, earl, clockwork  


New recruit to the Queen’s agents, Dr. Piyali Mukherji is given a simple first assignment. Travel to the small Welsh village of Aberwyn and solve the mystery of a young woman’s blue skin lesion. A challenging task, for the alarming infection is unlike anything she’s seen before—and it’s spreading. 

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Historical fantasy romance, 19th century historical romance, biotechnology espionage, historical fantasy, mystery, romance, rose, spies, gypsy, spy, tin, gaslight, adventure, clockwork, gypsy, strong women, physician, surgeon, doctor, spy, espionage, college university relationships, Victorian, Victorian London, British nobility, selkie, frog, Glasgow, London, Cardiff, Dover, Germany, England, Wales, Scotland, Venice, Italy, Welsh, India, Bengali, steampunk, steampunk romance, SEAL, dirigible, romance, suspense, science fiction, nobility, peer, ton, lord, lady, duke, earl, engineer, kraken, octopus, spider, bone, nerves, blood, cryptobiology, steampunk, canals, squid, ink, nobility, peer, ton, lord, lady, duke, earl, clockwork  


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