Magnificent Devices, a Steampunk Adventure Novel

Magnificent Devices, a Steampunk Adventure Novel

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by Shelley Adina
     
 

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Book 3 of the Magnificent Devices series!

An air voyage to remember turns into a disaster no one may survive.

With her orphaned charges, Lady Claire Trevelyan joins the Earl of Dunsmuir?s family on an airship voyage to the Americas. If she can stay out of Lord James Selwyn?s way until her eighteenth birthday, she will be of age and cannot be forced into marriage.

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Book 3 of the Magnificent Devices series!

An air voyage to remember turns into a disaster no one may survive.

With her orphaned charges, Lady Claire Trevelyan joins the Earl of Dunsmuir?s family on an airship voyage to the Americas. If she can stay out of Lord James Selwyn?s way until her eighteenth birthday, she will be of age and cannot be forced into marriage. What she doesn?t know is that Lord James is in the Americas, too, with Andrew Malvern closing in on him?and the wonderful device he stole. But when a storm cripples the airship and air pirates swoop in like carrion birds, Claire and the children must live by their wits to make their way across a harsh landscape. Will Andrew ever see her again and right the wrong he believes he has done? Will Lord James succeed in his monumental thievery? And how exactly does Rosie the chicken evade the soup pot?

Tighten your goggles, pull on your gloves, and prepare yourself for stratagems and strangeness in the third book in the series, Magnificent Devices!

?The Magnificent Devices series continues to wow me book after book?this time around with pirates, automatons, trains and explosions and the wild, wild west!? ?Amy?s Book Den

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781939087027
Publisher:
Shelley Adina
Publication date:
10/28/2012
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.72(d)

Meet the Author

Award-winning author Shelley Adina wrote her first novel when she was 13. It was rejected by the literary publisher to whom she sent it, but he did say she knew how to tell a story. That was enough to keep her going through an M.F.A. in Writing Popular Fiction and countless manuscript pages. When she's not writing, Shelley loves making period costumes, spoiling her flock of rescued chickens, and imagining what might have been.

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Magnificent Devices, a steampunk adventure novel 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
BlueCrabBooks More than 1 year ago
Adina’s resourceful, gutsy and vulnerable heroine, Lady Claire Trevelyan, is back in this third and more exciting adventure. Rife with airborne gondolas, pirates, flash floods, pinnacle rocks and a number of villains in the American Wild West, her deft handling of the “Age of Steam” is glorious — and not too overblown as other books imagined by authors writing in the “steampunk” genre. Adina’s main characters are fleshed out with emotion and great motivations, along with the minor characters – the Mopsies, Jake and Tigg, even Rosie the chicken! For those who enjoy “series adventures” with a touch of romance, read Adina’s books from the beginning so as not to miss out on the fun!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am an old man in his late seventies who accidently found this book and enjoyed it greatly!!! The heroine should be a model for all young ladies.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love a good sci-fi novel. Perfect read anytime.
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MarieHahn13 More than 1 year ago
An Adventure from Beginning to End! An adventure from beginning to end, the third book of the Devices series by Shelley Adina is exactly as the title states: magnificent! Traveling to the Americas via air ship to track down her scientific design, Claire and her misfit gang encounter pirates, automatons, trains and the wild wild west. Their journey in this installment is even more exciting and fun, as they continue to defy all societal expectations of women and prove that they are not the weaker sex. As they travel through a world straight out of a western, Claire is faced with even more tough decisions involving her heart. I cannot wait for Claire’s story to continue in what has become one of my favorite steampunk series. I was provided a copy of the book by BTS eMag for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review – all conclusions are my own responsibility.
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