Combines speculative fantasy and historical fiction with a generous helping of Sherlockian detective work.
Why I love it
What could be better than a tale of adventure that is also a historical novel, a love story, a mystery, and a fantasy? Natasha Pulley delivers it all in her stunning debut novel. Magical mechanical inventions—like an octopus who steals socks, tiny golden birds that spray the sky with fireworks, and vines that turn dead trees into living things—help to weave magic and fantasy through a story that'...
"Grabbed me from the start and held my attention to the end. Love it when that happens."
Fairfax station , VA
"Just the best! Bought 2 for friends for Christmas, great pace and interesting story lines. "
"Loved everything about it!"
"This was an interesting read about a spy and a watchmaker and time."
"Absolutely loved this book! It ruined me for other books for awhile."
Des Plaines, IL
"I really enjoyed it. Very hard to put down, definitely a book I will re-read. "
"A fun and delightful read!"
Holly Springs, NC
"Fun read. Good escape book."
MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA
"Very creative premise and interesting characters, however the book did feel a bit slow at times."