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The Doomsday Vault: A Novel of the Clockwork Empire

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In a world riddled with the destruction of men and machines alike, Thaddeus Sharpe takes to the streets of St. Petersburg, geared toward the hunt of his life….
 
Thaddeus Sharpe’s life is dedicated to the hunting and killing of clockworkers. When a mysterious young woman named Sofiya Ekk approaches him with a proposition from a powerful employer, he cannot refuse. A man who calls himself Mr. Griffin seeks Thad’s help with mad clockwork scientist Lord Havoc, who has molded a dangerous machine. Mr. Griffin cares little if the evil Lord lives or dies; all he desires is Havoc’s invention.
 
Upon Thad’s arrival at Havoc’s laboratory, he is met with a chilling discovery. Havoc is not only concealing his precious machine; he has been using a young child by the name of Nikolai for cruel experiments. Locked into a clockwork web of intrigue, Thad must decipher the dangerous truth surrounding Nikolai and the chaos contraption before havoc reigns….

Review:

"Harper's alternate Victorian England is afflicted by a 'clockwork plague' that renders most victims mindless zombies and transforms a rare few into geniuses responsible for a multitude of mechanical wonders. Impoverished noblewoman Alice Michaels has been spurned by high society since losing two family members to the plague; now, despite an unladylike knack for clockworks, she is trying to regain her respectability and marry advantageously. Her plans are disrupted when she and Gavin Ennock, a former airshipman with uncanny musical talent, catch the eye of the British government's clandestine technology department, which draws them into events that threaten the safety of the realm. Harper takes steampunk's whimsy too far into cliché and absurdity with clockwork automata more advanced than today's computers. Such flaws are exacerbated by pedestrian prose, shallow and inconsistent characters, and a convoluted plot driven by absurd coincidence." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

Synopsis:

As China prepares to become the ultimate power in an era of extraordinary invention and horror, Alice Michaels’ fate lies inside the walls of the forbidden kingdom….

Gavin Ennock has everything a man could desire—except time. As the clockwork plague consumes his body and mind, it drives him increasingly mad and fractures his relationship with his fiancée, Alice, Lady Michaels. Their only hope is that the Dragon Men of China can cure him.

But a power-mad general has seized the Chinese throne in a determined offensive to conquer Asia, Britain—indeed, the entire world. He has closed the country’s borders to all foreigners. The former ruling dynasty, however, is scheming to return the rightful heir to power. Their designs will draw Gavin and Alice down a treacherous path strewn with intrigue and power struggles. One wrong step will seal Gavin’s fate…and determine the future of the world.  

Synopsis:

As China prepares to become the ultimate power in an era of extraordinary invention and horror, Alice Michaels’ fate lies inside the walls of the forbidden kingdom….

Gavin Ennock has everything a man could desire—except time. As the clockwork plague consumes his body and mind, it drives him increasingly mad and fractures his relationship with his fiancée, Alice, Lady Michaels. Their only hope is that the Dragon Men of China can cure him.

But a power-mad general has seized the Chinese throne in a determined offensive to conquer Asia, Britain—indeed, the entire world. He has closed the country’s borders to all foreigners. The former ruling dynasty, however, is scheming to return the rightful heir to power. Their designs will draw Gavin and Alice down a treacherous path strewn with intrigue and power struggles. One wrong step will seal Gavin’s fate…and determine the future of the world.  

About the Author

Steven Harper lives in Ypsilanti, Michigan, with his wife and son. When not at the keyboard, he sings, plays the folk harp, and collects folk music. In the past, he’s held jobs as a reporter, theater producer, secretary, and substitute teacher. He maintains that the most interesting thing about him is that he writes books. Currently he’s at work on a second Silent Empire novel.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780451464293
Author:
Harper, Steven
Publisher:
Roc
Author:
Steven Harpe
Author:
R
Subject:
Fantasy - General
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-Fantasy
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Series:
Novel of the Clockwork Empire
Series Volume:
3
Publication Date:
20111131
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
6.81 x 4.3 x 1.12 in 0.43 lb
Age Level:
from 18

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Harper's alternate Victorian England is afflicted by a 'clockwork plague' that renders most victims mindless zombies and transforms a rare few into geniuses responsible for a multitude of mechanical wonders. Impoverished noblewoman Alice Michaels has been spurned by high society since losing two family members to the plague; now, despite an unladylike knack for clockworks, she is trying to regain her respectability and marry advantageously. Her plans are disrupted when she and Gavin Ennock, a former airshipman with uncanny musical talent, catch the eye of the British government's clandestine technology department, which draws them into events that threaten the safety of the realm. Harper takes steampunk's whimsy too far into cliché and absurdity with clockwork automata more advanced than today's computers. Such flaws are exacerbated by pedestrian prose, shallow and inconsistent characters, and a convoluted plot driven by absurd coincidence." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Synopsis" by ,
As China prepares to become the ultimate power in an era of extraordinary invention and horror, Alice Michaels’ fate lies inside the walls of the forbidden kingdom….

Gavin Ennock has everything a man could desire—except time. As the clockwork plague consumes his body and mind, it drives him increasingly mad and fractures his relationship with his fiancée, Alice, Lady Michaels. Their only hope is that the Dragon Men of China can cure him.

But a power-mad general has seized the Chinese throne in a determined offensive to conquer Asia, Britain—indeed, the entire world. He has closed the country’s borders to all foreigners. The former ruling dynasty, however, is scheming to return the rightful heir to power. Their designs will draw Gavin and Alice down a treacherous path strewn with intrigue and power struggles. One wrong step will seal Gavin’s fate…and determine the future of the world.  

"Synopsis" by ,
As China prepares to become the ultimate power in an era of extraordinary invention and horror, Alice Michaels’ fate lies inside the walls of the forbidden kingdom….

Gavin Ennock has everything a man could desire—except time. As the clockwork plague consumes his body and mind, it drives him increasingly mad and fractures his relationship with his fiancée, Alice, Lady Michaels. Their only hope is that the Dragon Men of China can cure him.

But a power-mad general has seized the Chinese throne in a determined offensive to conquer Asia, Britain—indeed, the entire world. He has closed the country’s borders to all foreigners. The former ruling dynasty, however, is scheming to return the rightful heir to power. Their designs will draw Gavin and Alice down a treacherous path strewn with intrigue and power struggles. One wrong step will seal Gavin’s fate…and determine the future of the world.  

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