Alayna has lived a difficult life. Filching what she needs to survive, she knows nothing else. Determined to keep her head above the water, she soon makes a decision that changes her life forever. Transported to a place she never knew existed, her life is further torn asunder. If she’s to make sense of what’s going on around her, she’ll need to uncover the secrets of her past. Doing so is harder than anything she could have ever imagined.

While I’ve started this series on book 2, I’m hooked. Rebekah has an awesome and unique way of telling a story that you’re immersed in it from the moment you start reading. She’s created a complex world where nothing is what it seems. It’s full of pain and secrets. A world where lives are held in a fragile balance, one that can break at any given time.

Alayna’s journey has barely just begun. I’ve the chemistry between her and Sebastian. They’re opposites, yet they click in so many ways. I suspect there’s more to come for the realm of Elestra. Can’t wait to see it all unfold.


Since Mom died and left me with my abusive, drunkard of a father I don’t have much of a life. My only sanctuary’s hidden in the woods. At least until I find a jeweled dagger and it transports me to somewhere called Elestra. I seriously can’t believe this isn’t some crazy dream, with mechanical horses, cat people, demons, and even metal dragons.

I just want to go home, but everything is a disaster in Clock City.

Who’s this mysterious girl who appeared in Elestra? Alayna wears strange clothes and keeps complaining about something called a “cell phone.” She even has a demon with her who’s sworn a life debt, and now I’m bonded to her to help save the kingdom.

I’m just Sebastian, a secret tinkerer. How am I supposed to help her, and the rebellion, save the city? My life has flipped upside down, and I don’t know if I have what it takes.

No matter what happens it’s up to us to show the world what freedom truly looks like.




Rebekah Dodson is a prolific word weaver of romance, fantasy, and science fiction novels. Her works include the series, Postcards from Paris, The Surrogate, The Curse of Lanval series, several stand alone novels, and her upcoming YA novel, Clock City. She has been writing her whole life, with her first published work of historical fiction with 4H Clubs of America at the age of 12, and poetry at the age of 16 with the National Poetry Society. With an extensive academic background including education, history, psychology and English, she currently works as a college professor by day and a writer by night.