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A rich young woman, disgraced by an affair with a married man and a subsequent pregnancy, is sent by her uncle to the distant hilltop down of Mercury, accessible only by dirigible, where she is to marry a man with his own secrets.
Steampunk note: Featured in an anthology of steampunk romance fiction. Set in a secondary world, the focus is on magic: each inhabitant of the world has an affinity with a particular element. But one protagonist, whose affinity (a rare one) is for metal creates magnificent automatons, as well as medical devices and prosthetics, including his own clockwork heart.
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'Dancing with Demons features four of Amanda Pillar’s short stories, available together for the first time. These tales will take you from London’s ballrooms, to seedy pubs in the Underworld, and to smoke-shrouded towns in a steampunk world. Vampires, demons, werewolves, and even the Devil await you within these pages.'