A Clockwork Heart
FOR BETTER OR CURSE. That might as well have been the wedding vow of Elle Chance and her new husband, the ex-Warlock Hugh Marsh in the second book of this edgy new series that transforms elements of urban fantasy, historical adventure, and paranormal romance into storytelling magic. As Elle... show more
FOR BETTER OR CURSE. That might as well have been the wedding vow of Elle Chance and her new husband, the ex-Warlock Hugh Marsh in the second book of this edgy new series that transforms elements of urban fantasy, historical adventure, and paranormal romance into storytelling magic. As Elle devotes herself to her duties as the Oracle—who alone has the power to keep the dark designs of Shadow at bay—Marsh finds himself missing the excitement of his former life as a Warlock. So when Commissioner Willoughby of the London Metropolitan police seeks his help in solving a magical mystery, Marsh is only too happy to oblige. But in doing so, Marsh loses his heart . . . literally. In place of the flesh-and-blood organ is a clockwork device—a device that makes Marsh a kind of zombie. Nor is he the only one. A plague of clockwork zombies is afflicting London, sowing panic and whispers of revolution. Now Elle must join forces with her husband’s old friend, the Nightwalker Loisa Beladodia, to track down Marsh’s heart and restore it to his chest before time runs out.Praise for A Clockwork Heart “A Clockwork Heart is a delightful read and should appeal to readers who enjoy a mix of steampunk and magic.”—Badass Book Reviews “Enjoyable . . . will leave you begging for book three.”—More Than Just Magic “The ending will totally leave you breathless and reeling.”—Gizmo’s Reviews
Publish date: August 13th 2013
Publisher: Del Rey Books
Pages no: 304
Edition language: English
, Young Adult
, Science Fiction
, Historical Fiction
Series: The Chronicles of Light and Shadow (#2)
A Conspiracy of Alchemists, first book in The Chronicles of Light and Shadow series, was such an adventure with million things happening at once and chasing around the world. I loved spunky and kick-ass Eleanor Chance and could not wait to read more. Also I hoped that neglected romance element will...
You can find my review here, http://38caliberreviews.wordpress.com/2013/11/13/review-the-clockwork-heart/ but not here.
ARC was provided by Publishers through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
Well, that was pretty much a waste of time. Bloated, superficial, and a much weaker effort than the first novel. Review to come.
Apparently being the Oracle and Pythia does not make you exempt from marrying a chauvinistic and sexist whiny male, who thinks his wife should stay at home and obey him.I am not feeling the love for Hugh and can't say I am displeased by the outcome of this book.He knew she would be flying airships a...