A spine-tingling tale of steampunk and spies, intrigue and heart-racing romance!Publisher: Scholastic Press
When Katharine Tulman's inheritance is called into question by the rumor that her eccentric uncle is squandering away the family fortune, she is sent to his estate to have him committed to an asylum. But instead of a lunatic, Katharine discovers a genius inventor with his own set of rules, who employs a village of nine hundred people rescued from the workhouses of London.
Katharine is now torn between protecting her own inheritance and preserving the peculiar community she grows to care for deeply. And her choices are made even more complicated by a handsome apprentice, a secretive student, and fears for her own sanity.
As the mysteries of the estate begin to unravel, it is clear that not only is her uncle's world at stake, but also the state of England as Katharine knows it. With twists and turns at every corner, this heart-racing adventure will captivate readers with its intrigue, thrills, and romance.
Publication Date: September 1st, 2012
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I'm a big fan of steampunk but don't indulge in it nearly as often as I should. I mean, I love history and sci-fi, so why not mash the two together to get a whole new awesome subgenre? The darker elements of this story, what I garner from the description, have me interested, and who doesn't love an eccentric genius? (I'm a fan of Nikola Tesla myself.)
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