Steam and Sorcery by Patti Larsen
Series: Blood and Gold Trilogy, Book 3.
Approx. 52,820 words.
Published on April 12, 2012.
Things can’t possibly be any worse for Auburdeen Hayle. What began as a quiet trip for her own protection has turned into a nightmare of capture and escape. Infected with living metal, Burdie is to be used to start a war. Meanwhile, she battles to combine her witchcraft with the sorcery awakened inside her. If she can't bring balance to her magic, she could well be lost forever.