published February 21st, 2017
Molly grew up hearing the tales of Haviland Stout, her ancestor who discovered the dangerous magical spirits that inhabit the far corners of the world. Now, on the edge of the New World, in the British Dominion of Terra Nova, Molly and her family collect spirits aboard their airship, the Legerdemain. But when Molly captures a spirit that can speak and claims to have been Haviland's friend, her entire life is upended. What if everything she knows about the spirits, and her own history, is a lie? In her hunt for the truth, Molly will have to challenge the most powerful company in Terra Nova and find the courage to reshape her world.
"Molly’s heroic rebellion against everything she has been brought up to believe and value is at the heart of an action-packed narrative. The derring-do is non-stop.... The strange world the novel inhabits is inventive and loads of fun."
- Sarah Ellis, Quill & Quire
"Dominion is a fun and enjoyable steampunk-style adventure for later middle-grade and early YA readers."
- CM Magazine
"Molly is an intelligent and spirited character…The book is filled with danger, mystery and political maneuvering, and readers will be caught up in this steampunk adventure, and will be eagerly awaiting the next installment."
- Canadian Children's Book News
"Arbuthnott’s debut novel is the first part of an original, fascinating tale that offers an unusual, magical spin on how far human beings will go to gain dominion over the world."
- Kirkus Reviews
"A fast-paced read with a strong female lead, this will leave steampunk and adventure fans looking forward to a hinted-at sequel."
- School Library Journal
"This book will appeal to both historical fiction and science fiction fans. I found myself unable to put this book down and envisioning it as a movie much like the beloved Harry Potter series."
- School Library Connection