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Molly grew up hearing the tales of Haviland Stout, her ancestor who
discovered the dangerous magical spirits that inhabit the far corners of
the world. Now, on the edge of the New World, in the British Dominion
of Terra Nova, Molly and her family collect spirits aboard their
airship, the Legerdemain.
But when Molly captures a spirit that can speak and claims to have been Haviland's friend, her entire life is upended. What if everything she knows about the spirits, and her own history, is a lie? In her hunt for the truth, Molly will have to challenge the most powerful company in Terra Nova and find the courage to reshape her world.
A Note From the Publisher
New in paperback! Dominion is the first of the Molly Stout Adventures. Look for the sequel Terra Nova coming March 2018!
"Arbuthnott's debut novel is the first part of an original, fascinating tale that offers an unusual, magical spin on how far human beings will go to gain dominion over the world...Feisty young Molly will keep [readers] grounded in this page-turning mystical adventure."—Kirkus Reviews
"What a fabulous read! There are elements of Airborn and The Golden Compass there...and there was also a huge welter of originality, a charming band of characters—including some truly horribly baddies—and, well, all the ingredients to make it an extraordinarily imaginative first novel. What a poignant plea for our environment, not to mention a stirring indictment of slavery in all its myriad forms. A truly moving book. I hope there are many more to come."—Tim Wynne-Jones, award-winning author of The Emperor of Any Place
"Molly's heroic rebellion against everything she has been brought up to believe and value is at the heart of an action-packed narrative. The derring-do is non-stop...The strange world the novel inhabits is inventive and loads of fun...The roustabout world of these soldiers of fortune is gender equal. Heroes and rogues can be male or female, the engineer is as likely to be a woman as a man...How refreshing."—Quill & Quire
"Molly is an independent and thoughtful character, and her skill as an
engineer enhances her appeal...Arbuthnott creates an intriguing
steampunk world with a smooth combination of technology and magic...A
fast-paced read with a strong female lead, this will leave steampunk and
adventure fans looking forward to a hinted-at sequel."—School Library Journal