published March 27th, 2018
The city of Terra Nova was founded on a lie: that the spirits who cross over from the spirit world are evil and must be captured for the safety of humanity. But Molly Stout and her family have learned that the spirits are thinking, feeling beings, enslaved to enrich the wealthy, especially the spirit-harvesting company Haviland Industries and its founder, Charles Arkwright. With the help of her family and the aetheric spirits Ariel and Legerdemain, Molly has been fighting to free the spirits. But Terra Nova runs on spiritual machinery, and for each factory they shut down, another takes its place. As Haviland Industries and the authorities of Terra Nova tighten their nets around Molly, she begins to question whether she is really making any difference or if her rebellion puts people and spirits at risk. Terra Nova is the sequel to Dominion.
"Arbuthnott elevates his story by introducing engaging new characters that provide depth to the back story of the British colony of Dominion.... This spectacular sequel takes steampunk into new territory."
- Kirkus Reviews (starred Review)
"Terra Nova is a strong work of science fiction/fantasy filled with wonder, imagination, life lessons, and complex characters. Molly is the kind of strong protagonist and revolutionary figure that young readers need in today's society."
- CM Magazine
"Arbuthnott has come up with a whole new subgenre; let's call it Spirit Punk. I love it!"
- Tim Wynne-Jones