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y separately published work icon The Hidden Monastery single work   novella   fantasy  
Is part of The Last Prophecy E. J. Dawson , 2017 series - author novel (number 1 in series)
Issue Details: First known date: 2017... 2017 The Hidden Monastery
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'Captain Katarina Salisbury of the airship the Iron Lady, and propaganda tool for the Illisian government, has been given a very simple assignment; to go and rescue villagers threatened with avalanches in the far southern Drezusk Mountains.

'With unwelcome nobles on her vessel, diminishing part of her fame and good press from the venture, she is determined to do her duty and be done with them as quickly as possible.

'Except the fall of the first avalanche reveals something beneath the tumbling snow and rock; a hidden monastery of a dead religion, never seen before this far south on the Illisian continent.

'It’s stone doors are opened to reveal a secret, one that had been lost to time. Kat is drawn to the monastery, finding within it a mystery that will change her life forever. But as the weather worsens, and an unforeseen danger moves in the shadows, she is forced to make choices; for herself and the future of the Iron Lady.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.


  • Steampunk.
  • Dedication:

    This book is dedicated three-fold.

    To my self-professed number one fan, my sister. Thank you for all those phone calls. You don't know how much they meant to me.

    To my mother, who let me talk about the story to her all the time, and read over first drafts, even if it isn't her cup of tea.

    And lastly to my husband, for believing I could do this when I didn't.

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      E. J. Dawson ,
      2017 .
      image of person or book cover 1681139231446863583.jpg
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      Extent: 163p.p.
      Description: illus., map
      • Published 13 November 2017.
      ISBN: 9780648222408
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