About Twisted Cogs
(Twisted Cogs updates at 11:59pm CST on Sundays)
It is the turn of the 16th Century, and the world has entered a golden age of art, invention, and architecture. This renaissance of literature and learning in Europa is suddenly thrown into overdrive when a chosen few “Stormtouched” begin displaying supernatural abilities. Torn between the age’s burgeoning love of science and the dark promises of magic, Europa has become a powder-keg of clockwork and sorcery.
Elena Lucciano doesn’t care about increasing mankind’s knowledge or exploring the mysterious workings of magic. Even though she herself is Stormtouched, Elena doesn’t have high ambitions. All she wants is for her mother to be proud of her, for her teacher to accept her, and to become one of the best artists in all of Italoza, content to ignore all thoughts of science and magic.
Unfortunately for Elena, the tides of invention and magic are sometimes not content to ignore those who ignore them…
About the Author
Malcolm Hemmings is a web developer by day, a sci-fi and fantasy author by night. He began writing for pleasure in late 2013, and sharing his writing in late 2014. He has since completed several small novellas and an online serial.
It is his dream to someday write full time, but in the meantime he enjoys improving his writing by producing short stories and web serials.
If you enjoy Malcolm’s writing and don’t mind mature content, you should check out his mature pen name, Maddison Rose.
You can reach Malcolm at firstname.lastname@example.org, on royalroadl under the username “Maddirose”, or on reddit at /u/InkyBlackLlama (although email is the most reliable method)