Introducing “The Deepest Poison”

Posted by on Feb 20, 2015 in Blog, clockwork dagger shorts | 4 comments

I’m ecstatic to announce that the Clockwork Dagger series doesn’t end with two books. I have a new deal with Harper Voyager Impulse for a series of short works set in the same world. The first is a 7,000-word short story that comes out on April 28th and is already available to preorder at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, iTunes, etc. It’s only 99-cents.

So, what is the story about?

Octavia Leander, a young healer with incredible powers, has found her place among Miss Percival’s medicians-in-training. Called to the frontlines of a never-ending war between Caskentia and the immoral Wasters, the two women must uncover the source of a devastating illness that is killing thousands of soldiers. But when Octavia’s natural talents far outshine her teacher’s, jealousy threatens to destroy their relationship—as time runs out to save the encampment.

Fans of Beth Cato’s debut, The Clockwork Dagger, will love this journey into Octavia’s past—as well as an exclusive excerpt from the sequel, The Clockwork Crown!

Please preorder the ebook! I’ll be talking a lot more about this story as the end of April nears.



  1. How unbearably exciting! Congratulations and thank-you.

    • Thank you!

  2. Gorgeous cover! And yay, more Octavia!

    • Thanks, Megan! I’m so excited about everything.