Boneshaker (The Clockwork Century, Book 1) by Cherie Priest

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By Cherie Priest

Within the early days of the Civil struggle, rumors of gold within the frozen Klondike introduced hordes of novices to the Pacific Northwest. worried to compete, Russian prospectors commissioned inventor Leviticus Blue to create an excellent laptop which may mine via Alaska’s ice. therefore was once Dr. Blue’s magnificent Bone-Shaking Drill Engine born.


But on its first attempt run the Boneshaker went extraordinarily awry, destroying a number of blocks of downtown Seattle and unearthing a subterranean vein of blight fuel that became a person who breathed it into the residing dead.


Now it truly is 16 years later, and a wall has been outfitted to surround the devastated and poisonous urban. simply past it lives Blue’s widow, Briar Wilkes. lifestyles is difficult with a ruined popularity and a teenaged boy to aid, yet she and Ezekiel are handling. till Ezekiel undertakes a mystery campaign to rewrite history.


His quest will take him below the wall and right into a urban teeming with starving undead, air pirates, legal overlords, and seriously armed refugees. And simply Briar can carry him out alive.

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A bird that had flown down the cold chimney and become trapped, perhaps, or a cat locked away by its owners during their delirium. Then the sound came again, and Chera, deciding that the thick leather of her gloves would be proof against either beaks or claws, went to open the stove door. There was a flurry of movement from inside, and the small creature shrieked as it was exposed. The thing extended two hands to ward her off, and Chera realised that it was not a thing at all. It was a child. As always, when she met somebody who was not from her caravan, Chera instinctively raised her hands to cover her pockmarked face.

At first, the townsfolk remained stony-faced, but soon a few of them were smiling at the Striganies’ practiced patter. Then, slowly as melting ice, the group began to break up, as the individual members caught sight of baled cloth, or the shine of jewellery, or the black silk of the fortune teller’s tent. Some of them gathered around Mihai, too. He was standing in the boxing ring, stripped to the waist, with his arms outstretched. Usually, he would have been clowning around in the ring with either the twins or with Ursus, providing some entertainment until the locals’ machismo got the better of their common sense.

But if the boar was ugly, its rider was positively grotesque. Despite the mottled green skin that showed through its rags, and despite the simian stoop of its misshapen body, the orc looked more boar than humanoid. It had the same vicious little piggy eyes and the same yellow-fanged snarl. Dannie’s mare whinnied a warning. He turned in time to duck beneath the branch that would have cracked his head open. “Thanks, girl,” he whispered, and wondered what to do. He knew that there would be no outrunning the boars.

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