A Clockwork Heart : Chronicles of Light and Shadow, Hardback

A Clockwork Heart : Chronicles of Light and Shadow Hardback

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They gather at night. The steady click keeping them in time, unified, controlled.

Their maker made them that way. As more Londoners disappear, their numbers grow. One has joined their ranks. A special one, with power more potent than any other.

Old warlock magic, and something else ...an enchantment wound so tight it's near impossible to unravel. And only Eleanor Chance - the girl they call the Oracle - has a hope of saving these unfortunate souls ...souls that are burdened with the slow death from a clockwork heart.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Ebury Publishing
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Science fiction
  • ISBN: 9780091950705



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I did have some problems with this one, and I'm not sure why, I did enjoy it to an extent, the story was good, but I didn't really connect with the characters. I get it that an independent woman would have issues with independence in a victorian world, but wouldn't there be some sort of honeymoon period where both parties want to be close? Wouldn't it have been better for him to ask that she take short trips for a while to get him used to her being away from him. I really wanted to care more about the characters but at the end I was more curious about what next than shocked, I didn't feel the love that should have been there.It is dark and the clockwork hearts are interesting and the ramifications of all this are going to have repercussions I'm sure. I'm looking forward to the next book but I'd like to get to know the characters better.