Doizemaster: Phantasm Creed is the first novel by debut author Tony M. Quintana. This steampunk inspired fantasy read ticks so many of my favorite genre boxes that I couldn’t pass it up. Through fun banter and powerful worldbuilding Quintana has created a read that will keep you hooked. If you love steampunk and fantasy this coming of age story is definitely one for you.
When Azahar, the magically infused oasis is infiltrated by the empire of Zaphyrelia’s bloodthirsty metal soldiers, Dashiel Ermitage finds himself in the unlikely position of hero. Just a simple librarian’s apprentice his desire for adventure has found a way to become reality. After a valiant battle, Azahar finds themselves vulnerable to future attacks and Dashiel is recruited to join the Cobalt Phatasms. This elite order is desginated to provide relief to the Zaphyrolean people trapped under tyrannical rule. With a new mythical weapon to aid him, Dashiel is off on a journey that takes him into the dangerous 19th Century world full of machines and dwindling magic. He though has a secret that could change everything, will Dashiel be able to save everything he holds dear or will his secret ruin everything?
I absolutely adored this book and for a debut novel it is powerfully written. Quintana has done a magnificent job with the world building of this story and I was immediately drawn in. Dashiel makes for a great protagonist and I am always a huge fan of technology and magic. The idea of the two together is just so fun and feels so very perfect in terms of steampunk. If you love fantasy, especially steampunk, you should check out Doizemaster: Phantasm Creed today!