A romantic steampunk short story of masquerades, mystery, and hidden weapons, set in the Curiosity Chronicles world.
London, New Britannia, 1838: Abigail's unique idea for a new device warrants her an invitation to one of the biggest soirees of the season. But can she convince an increasingly reclusive Jacob to appear alongside her before members of London's high society?
Note: Although the plot of this short story is self-contained, it references events and follows characters Jacob and Abigail from The Armored Doctor (Curiosity Chronicles, #2). 13,000 words.