Boneshaker (The Clockwork Century, Book 1) by Cherie Priest

By Cherie Priest

In the early days of the Civil battle, rumors of gold within the frozen Klondike introduced hordes of rookies to the Pacific Northwest. fearful to compete, Russian prospectors commissioned inventor Leviticus Blue to create an outstanding laptop which may mine via Alaska’s ice. therefore used to be Dr. Blue’s significant Bone-Shaking Drill Engine born.

 

But on its first try out run the Boneshaker went extraordinarily awry, destroying numerous blocks of downtown Seattle and unearthing a subterranean vein of blight fuel that grew to become an individual who breathed it into the dwelling dead.

 

Now it truly is 16 years later, and a wall has been outfitted to surround the devastated and poisonous urban. simply past it lives Blue’s widow, Briar Wilkes. existence is tough with a ruined attractiveness and a teenaged boy to aid, yet she and Ezekiel are dealing with. until eventually Ezekiel undertakes a mystery campaign to rewrite history.

 

His quest will take him less than the wall and right into a urban teeming with starving undead, air pirates, legal overlords, and seriously armed refugees. And merely Briar can convey him out alive.

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She said to herself. ” She left her own wool gloves up on the shelf that used to have her Boneshaker 45 • • • • • • • • • • • • name on it. She’d written WILKES there, but while she wasn’t looking it had been crossed out and replaced with BLUE. She’d scribbled over the BLUE and rewrote WILKES, and the game had gone round and round until there was no room left on the ledge for anyone to write anything, but everyone knew who it belonged to. Her goggles hadn’t been bothered; she was thankful for that much.

Everybody knew about the rot­ ters.

She’d written WILKES there, but while she wasn’t looking it had been crossed out and replaced with BLUE. She’d scribbled over the BLUE and rewrote WILKES, and the game had gone round and round until there was no room left on the ledge for anyone to write anything, but everyone knew who it belonged to. Her goggles hadn’t been bothered; she was thankful for that much. The gloves had been expensive enough, and the company-issued headgear would’ve cost a week’s worth of pay to restore. All the workers wore goggles with polarized lenses.

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