Crucible of Dust (The Clockwork Ascendancy - A Steampunk Saga) by C. James Leone
Approx. 17,710 words.
Published on March 21, 2012.
Hammond Flynn escaped the destruction of his home a broken man. Once, he was a knight of the Order of the Penitent Blade, but when the barrier between the physical and spiritual worlds collapsed over the Order's land, a tidal wave of destruction enveloped everything Flynn knew. He fled that day. As a refugee in Wightgate, Flynn struggles to leave behind a past that will not be so easily forgotten.