A Steampunk Adventure
Author: Margaret McGaffey Fisk
Publisher: TTO Publishing
eBook Publication Date: Jul 2014
Print Publication Date: Jun 2014
Formats: Mobi (Kindle), ePub (Nook, Kobo, etc.), PDF, and print
eBook ISBN-13: 978-1-63139-004-3
Print ISBN-13: 978-1-63139-005-0
Print page count: 244
Includes the first chapter of Book Two
A sheltered Victorian girl who has an extraordinary gift with machines attempts to make her way to safety across the English Channel without losing her freedom and endangering all around her.
Samantha Crill can read the hearts of mechanical devices and transform them into what they long to be. In a steam-powered Victorian England where only the wealthy can afford such sophisticated contraptions, the law does not look kindly on Naturals who destroy these purchases. Barely able to resist the demand of the devices, Sam becomes a danger to everyone around her, not in the least because the mechanicals show little restraint once changed.
Nathaniel Bowden, cabin boy on the oldest of the East India Trading Company’s steamships, intends to learn everything he can in the hope of becoming a captain in this age of productivity. He’s eager and willing, but his despised noble background and the engineer’s unprovoked loathing threaten his position with the crew.
If Sam can’t learn to control her nature, the engine’s whispers combined with Nat’s curiosity will put his future — and both their lives — at risk.
You might also want to check out Safe Haven, the prequel to The Steamship Chronicles.
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Comments about Secrets
“Through her young heroine and hero, the author breathes life into a curious, exciting and often dangerous world of steam, sail, sentient machines, loyal friendships and deeds of quiet bravery undertaken in the face of widespread fear and bigotry, to deliver a clever, entertaining and unique new take on Victorian Steampunk.”
— David Bridger, author of A Flight of Thieves (Sky Ships)
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From Dianne on Goodreads:
Margaret McGaffey Fisk has caught the flavor of “steampunk” and Victorian England perfectly, while maintaining a fast pace filled with the energy of youth! Easy to read, each scene in her world ran like a movie in my head. Read more
From Darlene on Goodreads:
A great bedtime story, a great [read] for Young Adults as Sam learns to fit in her world. And fun for this old lady! Read more
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