Crown Phoenix: The Devil's Kitchen

Middle Grade, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Young Adult

By Alison DeLuca

Publisher : Myrddin Publishing Group

ABOUT Alison DeLuca

Alison DeLuca
I write steampunk adventure for young adults.  I was born in Arizona and have also lived in Pennsylvania, Illinois, Mexico, Ireland, and Spain.   As a teacher I taught every grade level in every kind of school district possible. I wrestle words and laundry in New Jersey.



In The Night Watchman Express, Miriam and Simon were kidnapped and thrown on the strange train... Now in Book Two of The Crown Phoenix series, they arrive at the terrifying destination known as Devil's Kitchen.

There they will face human experiments in a laboratory known as The Infirmary. 

Miriam will be forced to work in an underground factory.

Simon is held in a luxurious prison by jailers who are as beautiful as they are deadly...

And their courage will be tested to the breaking point.

"The story is told almost as if it were a fairy tale, but it has a gritty steampunk quality that makes it a perfect rainy weekend read. There is danger, there is darkness, and suspense; there is a serious good vs. evil plot. I found that I was thinking about the characters at the end, and wondering what was going to happen next. This story captured my interest from page one, and kept me reading all the way through it to the end. I enjoyed it immensely, and I am looking forward to reading more of DeLuca's work.”

Prison always fascinated me (I was a morbid child!) and I wanted to explore different kinds of imprisonment in Devil's Kitchen. One is very poor and dirty, and the other is luxurious - but both are deadly.

"This is another ripping yarn and you will find yourself racing to the end, hoping that the wrongdoer's are punished and the captured are liberated. First there is an island to explore, places to escape from, and secrets to be discovered. For fans of fantasy literature of all ages, I highly recommend this book."