BY EMMA TREVAYNE
Ten-year-old Jack Foster has stepped through a doorway and into quite a different London.
Londinium is a smoky, dark, and dangerous place, home to mischievous metal fairies and fearsome clockwork dragons that breathe scalding steam. The people wear goggles to protect their eyes, brass grill insets in their nostrils to filter air, or mechanical limbs to replace missing ones.
Over it all rules the Lady, and the Lady has demanded a new son—a perfect flesh-and-blood child. She has chosen Jack.
Jack’s wonder at the magic and steam-powered marvels in Londinium lasts until he learns he is the pawn in a very dangerous game. The consequences are deadly, and his only hope of escape, of returning home, lies with a legendary clockwork bird.
The Gearwing grants wishes. Or it did, before it was broken. Before it was killed.
But some things don’t stay dead forever.
Hardcover, 320 pages
Expected publication: May 13th 2014 by Simon & Schuster Books for Young ReadersPre-Order here.
I just adore this cover. It's gorgeous. And the book is middle grade. And the summary is awesome. And I just think that I will really love this book and I cannot wait to read it. <3 Just wish Edelweiss would stop declining me. Sigh. But, fingers crossed that I will love the book when it comes out in May. <3
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