The Clockwork Crown

The Clockwork Crown

by Beth Cato


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Rich in atmosphere, imagination, and fun, the action-packed, magic-filled sequel to The Clockwork Dagger is an enchanting steampunk fantasy, evocative of the works of Trudi Canavan and Gail Carriger.

Narrowly surviving assassination and capture, Octavia Leander, a powerful magical healer, is on the run with handsome Alonzo Garrett, the Clockwork Dagger who forfeited his career with the Queen’s secret society of spies and killers—and possibly his life—to save her. Now, they are on a dangerous quest to find safety and answers: Why is Octavia so powerful? Why does she seem to be undergoing a transformation unlike any witnessed for hundreds of years?

The truth may rest with the source of her mysterious healing power—the Lady’s Tree. But the tree lies somewhere in a rough, inhospitable territory known as the Waste. Eons ago, this land was made barren and uninhabitable by an evil spell, until a few hardy souls dared to return over the last century. For years, the Waste has waged a bloody battle against the royal court to win its independence—and they need Octavia’s powers to succeed.

Joined by unlikely allies, including a menagerie of gremlin companions, she must evade killers and Clockwork Daggers on a dangerous journey through a world on the brink of deadly civil war.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062313980
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 06/09/2015
Series: Clockwork Dagger Novels Series , #2
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 539,757
Product dimensions: 5.31(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.86(d)

About the Author

Nebula Award–nominated author Beth Cato hails from Hanford, California, but currently writes and bakes cookies in a lair west of Phoenix, Arizona. She’s the author of the Clockwork Dagger duology and the Blood of Earth trilogy, plus scores of other short stories and poems across a multitude of publications. She shares her household with a hockey-loving husband, a numbers-obsessed son, and three feline overlords.

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The Clockwork Crown 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hope to see Octavia and Alonzo again. It was hard to put down.
Sailon More than 1 year ago
Utterly colorful, vivid and imaginative, The Clockwork Crown is a steampunk fantasy unlike any other. The best I can describe The Clockwork Crown is a mix of steampunk, magic and religion. You have the religious zeal of Octavia, the magical healer, who is surrounded by a world of mechanics and political machinations.  There is also a slow and lightly touched romance between Alonzo, the assassin and Octavia, the healer. As the second book in this duology, The Clockwork Crown does bring the tale to an expected conclusion. I am a huge steampunk fantasy fan and this story has all the makings of an amazing read but it just didn’t hold me. It has lots of action, plenty of mechanics and machines and creativity off the characters but I think, what I like to call, the “woo woo” aspect disconnected me from the story.  I received this ARC copy of The Clockwork Crown from Harper Valley in exchange for a honest review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very nice round-up, open to possibilities for future books.
Michelle_Palmer More than 1 year ago
Clockwork Dagger was an excellent contribution to the Steampunk genre. Beth Cato created a world that feels as real as our own; a world that she filled with fantastic characters. Octavia loses her family at a young age and is doomed to live her young life on the streets until Ms. Percival takes her in and trains her as a medician (healer.) Once of age, Octavia helps to heal soldiers of both sides at the front. She eventually takes a job in a small town and this book takes place on her journey to that town but her trip doesn't go smoothly (what kind of novel what it be if everything went well) and she is saved and saves a steward on the airship on which she is travelling. The characters, plot, and world are fantastically rendered in this first book in the series. I absolutely loved every minute. I am glad that I didn't read it until there were two books out. Now, to start the second.