Nicholas Petrarch – Aether Spark

Plagued by misfortune all of his life, Chance, a frustrated alchemist living in the dregs of a luckless city, struggles just to maintain his laboratory. Alchemy is a dying craft, replaced by the obsession of the forward-thinking meritocracy for their clockwork mechanisms.

But when his mentor unexpectedly unlocks the mysteries of the Aether—reconstructing the very essence of the soul—Chance’s days of living in obscurity are over. His world becomes a bit more volatile as eyes turn toward him, and one particular gentleman mechanist seeks to merge their discovery with his own.

It’s a struggle to safeguard secrets and earn the recognition they deserve, but at what cost?