Clockwork Boys

Clockwork Boys

by T. Kingfisher


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Clockwork Boys by T. Kingfisher

A paladin, an assassin, a forger, and a scholar ride out of town. It's not the start of a joke, but rather an espionage mission with deadly serious stakes. T. Kingfisher's new novel begins the tale of a murderous band of criminals (and a scholar), thrown together in an attempt to unravel the secret of the Clockwork Boys, mechanical soldiers from a neighboring kingdom that promise ruin to the Dowager's city.

If they succeed, rewards and pardons await, but that requires a long journey through enemy territory, directly into the capital. It also requires them to refrain from killing each other along the way! At turns darkly comic and touching, Clockwork Boys puts together a broken group of people trying to make the most of the rest of their lives as they drive forward on their suicide mission.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781614504160
Publisher: Argyll Productions
Publication date: 03/06/2018
Series: Clocktaur War Series , #1
Pages: 262
Sales rank: 192,307
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.55(d)

About the Author

T. Kingfisher is the vaguely absurd pen-name of Ursula Vernon, an author from North Carolina. In another life, she writes children's books and weird comics. She has been nominated for the World Fantasy and the Eisner, and has won the Hugo, Sequoyah, Nebula, Alfie, WSFA, Coyotl and Ursa Major awards, as well as a half-dozen Junior Library Guild selections.

This is the name she uses when writing things for grown-ups. Her work includes multiple fairy-tale retellings and odd little stories about elves and goblins.

When she is not writing, she is probably out in the garden, trying to make eye contact with butterflies.

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Clockwork Boys (Clocktaur War, #1) 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous 9 days ago
This was a quick read, so you'll want to buy both books - it definitely feels split in half forcefully. But not roughly. Some neat creatures and world setting, interesting characters. One of the more interesting faulty paladins I've read. Female protagonist, lots of inner thought work, which is good for character. Enjoyable read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it, but hope the sequel comes out soon. It's not as cruel as a cliffhanger but there's all these open storylines and it just *ends* I know it would have been a really long single book, but with how fun her writing is it would have moved along just fine as a doorstopper.
BenT-Gaidin More than 1 year ago
This is the first half of a duology so I don't have a lot to say here other than that I really enjoyed this -- if you like sensible people dealing with fantasy weirdness, T. Kingfisher has just what you're looking for. Also if you like the idea of a ninja accountant and an ex-possessed paladin figuring out an awkward romance, that too. Plus, the second half comes in just a few months, so the timing is right.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
An accountant-thief, a demon-haunted paladin, an assassin and a studious monk are teamed on a suicide mission to investigate animated siege machines in a neighboring kingdom.