The clock ticks for London…
Liliana is trapped alone in the dark. Her father is dead, and London is very far away. If only she hadn’t been locked up in her room, reading a book she wasn’t allowed to read, she might have been able to stop her father’s killer. Now he’s lying dead in the next room, and there’s nothing she can do to bring him back.
Arhyen is the self-declared finest thief in London. His mission was simple. Steal a journal from Fairfax Breckinridge, the greatest alchemist of the time. He hadn’t expected to find Fairfax himself, with a dagger in his back. Nor had he expected the alchemist’s automaton daughter, who claims to have a soul.
Suddenly entrenched in a mystery too great to fully comprehend, Arhyen and Liliana must rely on the help of a wayward detective, and a mysterious masked man, to piece together the clues laid before them. Will they uncover the true source of Liliana’s soul in time, or will London plunge into a dark age of nefarious technology, where only the scientific will survive?
Clockwork Alchemist is classified as Gaslamp Fantasy, with elements of magic within alchemy and science, based in Victorian England.
Amazing Series, Could Not Put It Down
I have never stumbled across a book I knew nothing about and come away wanting more as much as I have before this book. The characters, the plot, the story concepts, the setting, it all fits perfectly together. Liliana’s viewpoint on the world and her expanding her knowledge and becoming more human was so well executed you can hardly remember what she was when she was first introduced. And the MASTERPIECE that is Ephraim, I can not wait until the story continues from him. 5 stars, waaaaay more if I could. Also, the cover is great, love the art.
Great characters, excellent storyline with captivating twists and turns … onto the rest of the series to follow Liliana and Arhyen!
The book kept me entertained the entire time I was reading. Definitely a must read. Even though it is novel 1 in a series, it has a sense of completion when you reach the end.