Clockwork Heart: Book One of the Clockwork Heart trilogy

Clockwork Heart: Book One of the Clockwork Heart trilogy

by Dru Pagliassotti


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781770530263
Publisher: EDGE Science Fiction and Fantasy
Publication date: 06/28/2013
Series: Clockwork Heart trilogy Series , #1
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range: 12 - 18 Years

About the Author

Dru Pagliassotti is a professor of communication at California Lutheran University, where she teaches media theory and practice. She published and edited The Harrow, an online literary magazine for fantasy and horror, from 1998 to 2009. As a long-time roleplayer, Dru worked at About.Com's Guide to roleplaying games from 1998 to 2001, writing weekly columns about roleplaying and reviewing hundreds of RPG systems and supplements; she had a brief appearance in About.Com's very first commercial, dressed as a swordswoman in a black doublet and pantaloons. Her martial arts training in judo, ju-jitsu, and aikido comes in handy when writing fight scenes.

Table of Contents

  1. In Libitina’s House by Camille Alexa
  2. Gingerbread People by Colleen Anderson
  3. Meteor Lake by Kevin Cockle
  4. Homebody by Gemma Files
  5. Snowglobes by Lisa L Hannett
  6. The Dog’s Paw by Derek Künsken
  7. The Flowers of Katrina by Claude Lalumière
  8. Goldmine by Daniel LeMoal
  9. The Salamander’s Waltz by Catherine MacLeod
  10. Weary, Bone Deep by Michael Matheson
  11. The Windemere by Susie Moloney
  12. Black Hen A La Ford by David Nickle
  13. Day Pass by Ian Rogers
  14. Fiddleheads by Douglas Smith
  15. Dwelling on the Past by Simon Strantzas
  16. Heart of Darkness by Edo van Belkom
  17. Fishfly Season by Halli Villegas
  18. Road Rage by Bev Vincent
  19. Crossroads Blues by Robert J. Wiersema
  20. Honesty by Rio Youers

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Clockwork Heart: Book One of the Clockwork Heart trilogy 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
plappen More than 1 year ago
This fantasy/romance tale takes place in a very stratified society. Taya is an icarus, a courier (with metal wings) who can move freely between the social classes in the city of Ondinium. A person's class is tattooed on their forehead; only through reincarnation can a person rise in class. One day, Taya saves an Exalted (members of the elite class) and her son from what could have been a mid-air disaster. There is a growing terrorism problem in Ondinium; was this their handiwork? Her heroism attracts the attention of Exalted Alister Forlore, a member of the ruling council (he is also very handsome). He also writes computer programs for the Great Engine, the analytical engine that helps to run the city. He has written a program that is supposed to predict a person's most compatible mate. Taya also meets Alister's brother, Christof. He is a sarcastic you-know-what who has renounced his Exalted status and lives in the Ondinium equivalent of the inner city. Tempting as it is, Taya knows that having any sort of intimate relationship with an Exalted is a really bad idea. A few days later, an aircar in which Alister was supposed to be riding explodes in midair. There is no chance for a definite identification of the dead, but everyone assumes that Alister is dead. It becomes known that someone has been trying to run unauthorized programs in the Great Engine, which is a huge offense, even for an Exalted. Taya and Christof learn, to their shock, that Alister staged his own death, and that his personal-compatibility program is only the beginning of his plans for the people of Ondinium. I totally enjoyed this book. It's got steampunk, and it's got really good writing that is easy to read. It also has a bit of romance. I am very interested in reading the other parts of this trilogy (whenever they are available).