The Clockwork Cathedral

The Clockwork Cathedral

by Heather Blackwood


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ISBN-13: 9780988805415
Publisher: Triple Hare Press
Publication date: 05/24/2013
Pages: 306
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.69(d)

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The Clockwork Cathedral 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Historical fiction with a little steampunk mixed in. Having read Ms. Blackwood's first novel, The Hounds of Autumn, I think it leaned a little more toward steampunk than this book. There are elements of futuristic machines and time travel, as well as steam carriages, but I think rather than a steampunk story, it's a historical fiction story that contains some steampunk-like characters. The world of the story itself is not steampunk.  Felicia Sanchez, modern day medical student, finds herself transported through time in the midst of a bus accident. She is catapulted back over a century in time to pre-civil war New Orleans. The man responsible is Seamus Connor, who brings Felicia through a rip in time while trying to find the secret of a machine developed by his nemesis, Oren McCullen, based on an engine plan stolen from Seamus. Felicia and Seamus work together to try and solve the puzzle of McCullen's machine to try and send Felicia while learning about New Orleans past and present from each other, and befriending a street orphan named HenryThe story line is well-written, characters are believable, but not extremely well-developed. The plot is rather linear, but for quick, enjoyable read, I would recommend this book to fans of historical fiction and steampunk alike.