• Alex Lopez

The Brass Queen

Recently, I finished The Brass Queen by Elizabeth Chatsworth and I found it to be a fantastic blend of sci-fi and steampunk. It was a fun tale of adventure and humor that has a strong feminist layering within a historical fiction work.


In this Victorian fantasy, fiery English aristocrat Constance Haltwhistle, 21, is the last in a line of blue-blooded rogues. Selling illegal firearms under her alias ‘the Brass Queen’ has kept her baronial estate’s coffers full, but due to an archaic law, she will lose her ancestral home if she fails to marry within three days. Torn between high society and the underworld, Constance throws herself a lavish coming-out ball to attract a noble spouse.

The party is gatecrashed by inept U.S. spy, JF Trusdale. Tall, dark, and almost handsome, Trusdale is shadowing a rogue scientist who has developed an invisibility serum. Trusdale is blindsided and Constance mortified when an airship crashes through the ceiling and kidnaps the scientist. As royal foes create an invisible army to start a global war, our mismatched couple must learn to trust each other. If they don’t, the world they know will literally disappear before their eyes.


About the Author

Elizabeth Chatsworth is a British author and actor based in Connecticut. She loves to write of rogues, rebels, and renegades across time and space. Elizabeth is a Writers Of The Future winner, a Golden Heart® finalist, a Pitch Wars alumna, and a member of SFWA (Science Fiction and Fantasy Authors of America). THEBRASSQUEEN (January 2021), an award- winning fantasy set in an alternate Victorian age, is her debut novel. When she’s not writing, Elizabeth works as a voice-over actor. There’s a rumor she possesses the world’s best scone recipe. Visit her at to see if it’s true.


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