This Golden Flame by Emily Victoria
Orphaned and forced to serve her country’s ruling group of scribes, Karis wants nothing more than to find her brother, long ago shipped away. But family bonds don’t matter to the Scriptorium, whose sole focus is unlocking the magic of an ancient automaton army.
In her search for her brother, Karis does the seemingly impossible—she awakens a hidden automaton. Intelligent, with a conscience of his own, Alix has no idea why he was made… Read more.
Trigger & Content Warnings:
- Nonconsensual branding & scars
- Medical experimentation
- Death of a mother & father recounted
- Knife & sword violence
- Disappearance of a sibling