The Brass Queen
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She knows a liar when she sees one. He knows a fraud when he meets one.
In a steam-powered world, Miss Constance Haltwhistle is the last in a line of blue-blooded rogues. Selling firearms under her alias, the “Brass Queen,” she has kept her baronial estate’s coffers full. But when US spy J. F. Trusdale saves her from assassins, she’s pulled into a search for a scientist with an invisibility serum. As royal foes create an invisible army to start a global war, Constance and Trusdale must learn to trust each other. If they don’t, the world as they know it will disappear before their eyes.
If you like the Parasol Protectorate or the Invisible Library series, you’ll love this gaslamp fantasy—a rambunctious romantic romp that will have you both laughing out loud and wishing you owned all of Miss Haltwhistle's armaments.
“Simply a joy to read!”
—James A. Owen, bestselling author of Here, There Be Dragons
“The Brass Queen is at times wondrous, at times romantic, and very often gut-bustingly funny. Elizabeth Chatsworth isn't just a new author to watch for—buy this book, and she'll be one of your new favorites!”
—David Farland, international bestselling author of The Runelords series
“A fun, frothy blend of fantasy and romance . . . Fans of humorous fantasy and headstrong heroines will be delighted. ”
“The Brass Queen thrills from the first page and doesn’t let up. Razor-sharp wit and immaculate worldbuilding make this debut one to savor. . . . Chatsworth, with a bold and ebullient voice, has created a genre blockbuster. ”
—Leanna Renee Hieber, award-winning, bestselling author of Strangely Beautiful and The Spectral City
“A bright new talent, Elizabeth Chatsworth infuses her writing with humor, charm, and adventure. Themes of acceptance, friendship, justice, and personal strength weave themselves effortlessly through her narrative. I can’t wait to read more. ”
—Rebecca Moesta, New York Times bestselling author and award-winning coauthor of the Star Wars: Young Jedi Knights series
“Rollicking fun and sharp as a brass tack, this book is everything steampunk should be. ” —Cat Rambo, Nebula Award winner