Ashes A World's Fair Saga


Loved it! 😍

Inventors competing to pave a path to their future while a madman is set out to murder inventors using their creations..

I have one word for this book - Spectacular. 

I loved reading this book. I fell in love with this world and the characters immediately. I loved the pace the story is set in and it was an intriguing read!

“I want to invent,” she said. “To fix the lands from the Black Harvest, to make a machine that will change the world, in every way possible.”

The time and the setting of the plot was beautiful. 1810, with the industrial revolution kicking off, people have started to recover from the Black Harvest that had taken so many lives. Inventors everywhere come up with new machines and inventions all the time. And the World Fair is the place to show off their inventions to the major contributors. As the World Fair kicks off, there is a killer murdering inventors using elemental science. Nicoli, a private investigator, is assigned to this case to catch the serial killer.

Aleksandar Scott is an inventor hoping to make his future from this World Fair. But it is interrupted when someone steals all of  his work in the middle of the night after attacking him. His invention, the Red Breath, appear to be used by the killer during the course of the murder investigation and he must find a way to stop it.

“I calculate the risks. I know what inventions are harmful, not ones that could be.”
“You can’t know that. That’s like getting all the thread and needle for a jacket, then not stitching it because you think it won’t be good enough.”
“When you know the jacket won’t fit, there’s no sense in making it.”

Alek was a heartwarming and a wonderful character. His struggles to pursue his dream were admirable and made him feel relatable. I loved reading his relationship with the characters he is introduced to. 

The flames, the applauding crowd, and the starry night, but the only thing he could focus on was Ellie’s hand on his andher brown eyes looking into his.

The mystery and the murders were intriguing. I loved every moment of this book. The prose was compelling and it was a page turner . I couldn’t put this book down.

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We are two people who found each other by sheer luck. We spend way too much time living off fantasy worlds and falling in love with these worlds and its characters.


About the author

Timothy Lyon has hit several Amazon Top 100 Charts with his debut novel, Ashes A World’s Fair Saga, which won the 16th Annual National Indie Excellence Award. Timothy Lyon Jr. grew up in Northwest PA, where he dedicated hours to his craft of storytelling. view profile

Published on November 16, 2021

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200000 words

Contains graphic explicit content ⚠️

Worked with a Reedsy professional 🏆

Genre: Steampunk

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