We are incredibly excited that -- after months of working on covers, dreaming of steampunk and imagining even more people discovering these wonderful books -- we publish BONESHAKER by Cherie Priest this week!
There are a stack of steampunk images, below, and don't those books look great! BONESHAKER won the Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel on first US publication, and additionally was shortlisted for both the prestigious Hugo and Nebula Awards. The book has also attracted a wealth of critical acclaim to date. These quotes are just a taster:
‘Adventure of rollicking pace and sweeping proportions …
this book is made of irresistible’
‘This is a hoot from start to finish’
‘Intelligent, exceptionally well written and showcasing a phenomenal strong female protagonist’
Publishers Weekly (starred review)
‘So many intriguing characters and concepts’
See the blurb and a free extract for the wonderful BONESHAKER below:
Ezekiel Blue’s father committed a crime, unleashing a deadly menace into steampoweredSeattle. And his bereaved family has paid the price. Now, Ezekiel is determined to clear his father’s name, risking death and the undead in the attempt.
Sixteen years ago, brought hordes to the frozen Klondike. Fanatical in their greed, Russian prospectors commissioned Dr Leviticus Blue to create a great machine to mine through Alaska’s ice. Thus the Incredible Bone-Shaking Drill Engine was born. But the Boneshaker went awry, destroying downtown Seattleand unearthing a subterranean vein of blight gas. Anyone who breathed its fumes turned into the living dead.
The devastated city is now walled in to contain the blight. But unknown to Briar, his widowed mother, Ezekiel is going in. His quest will take him into a city teeming with ravenous undead, air pirates, criminal overlords, and heavily armed refugees. And only Briar can bring him out alive.
Click here to read a free extract from BONESHAKER
We will be bringing out a book per month for four months to really whet your appetites for Cherie Priest's Clockwork Century novels. All are vibrant stand-alone books, featuring strong protagonists and action-packed narratives. Let the steampunk adventure be unleashed!