Fifteen-year-old Riwenne is bad at school, chronically late, and lost in a daydream, but she has help from her best friend, Nexita—until the two of them get separated. During the mysterious test on Choosing Day, they both wanted to become priestesses, an important job in the sky city. But only Riwenne became a novice, and Nexita was chosen by the engineers. Now she’s on her own for the first time in her life.
When a talking bird tells her that her best friend is under attack, Riwenne faces her worst fear. She must become a divine warrior and save her best friend from mechanical beasts!
As she juggles warrior training and priestess duties, Riwenne can’t let herself get distracted. She must recruit other warriors and lead the quest to find out the mystery behind the mechanical beasts, but most of all, she must follow her heart.
If she fails, the gods will judge her.
Riwenne & the Mechanical Beasts is the first book in a steampunk fantasy series for teens. If you like magical girls, monstrous machines, and high-flying adventures, then you’ll love Kristen S. Walker’s series of guns and gears.
Buy it today!
Rated PG for mild violence and death. Contains no sex or swearing. LGBTQ+ characters and relationships.
Look for the Divine Warriors series:
Riwenne & the Mechanical Beasts
Riwenne & the Bionic Witches
Riwenne & the Airship Gambit
Riwenne & the Electrical Prophecy
Riwenne & the Ethereal Apparatus (October 2020)
Riwenne & the God-killing Machine (2021)
And also check out these bonus stories:
Amena's Rise to Stardom!
The Girl Who Talked to Birds
Vilqa's Gift for the Sea Goddess
About the author
Fantasy author Kristen S. Walker dreams of being a pirate mermaid who can talk to sharks, but she settles for writing stories for teens and adults. She lives in northern California with her family and two rescued pets. To find out more about her stories, please visit kristenwalker.net.