Lady of Devices: A steampunk adventure novel (Magnificent Devices) (Volume 1)
$10.99 (as of April 26, 2017, 5:45 am)
Book One of the vital Magnificent Devices series. London, 1889. Victoria is Queen. Charles Darwin’s son is Prime Minister. And steam is the power that runs the world. At 17, Claire Trevelyan, daughter of Viscount St. Ives, used to be expected to do nothing more than pour an elegant cup of tea, sew a fine seam, and catch a wealthy husband. Unfortunately, Claire’s talents lie not in the ballroom, but in the chemistry lab, where things have a regrettable habit of blowing up. When her father gambles the estate at the combustion engine and loses, Claire finds herself down and out at the mean streets of London. But being a young woman of resources and intellect, she turns fortune on its head. It’s not long before a new leader rises in the underworld, known only as the Lady of Devices. When she meets Andrew Malvern, a member of the Royal Society of Engineers, she realizes her talents may encompass more than the invention of explosive devices. They may assist her realize her dreams and his . . . but now and again the closest friendships can trigger the greatest betrayals . . . “Adina is a literary master in her field.” —BookLoons.com “An immensely fun series with some excellent anti-sexist messages, a wonderful main character (one in every of my favourites in the genre) and an excellent sense of Victorian style and language that’s both fun and beautiful to read.” —Fangs for the Fantasy: The contemporary in urban fantasy from a social justice standpoint
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