The Lazarus Machine by Paul Crilley
A Tweed & Nightingale Adventure (Tweed & Nightingale Adventures)

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When steampunk set in England is done best, it captures the feeling of the Dickensian era while still incorporating fantastic alternate technology. It is not easy to blend the two convincingly, but Crilley has done the job admirably.
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Steampunk adventure for fans of Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Who

An alternate 1895, A world where Charles Babbage and Ada Lovelace perfected the Difference Engine. Where steam and Tesla-powered computers are everywhere. Where automatons powered by human souls venture out into the sprawling London streets. Where the Ministry, a secretive government agency, seeks to control everything in the name of the Queen.

It is in this claustrophobic, paranoid city that seventeen-year old Sebastian Tweed and his conman father struggle to eke out a living. But all is not well. A murderous, masked gang has moved into London, spreading terror through the criminal ranks as they take over the underworld. As the gang carves up more and more of the city, a single name comes to be uttered in fearful whispers, Professor Moriarty.

When Tweed's father is kidnapped by Moriarty, he is forced to team up with information broker, Octavia Nightingale, to track him down. But he soon realizes that his father's disappearance is just a tiny piece of a political conspiracy that could destroy the British Empire and plunge the world into a horrific war.


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About Paul Crilley

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Paul Crilley has several books out from Wizards of the Coast/Mirrorstone, including Night of the Long Shadows, Book 1 of the Abraxis Wren Chronicles, which recently won the SCRIBE award for best gaming-related original novel, and its two sequels (due out in 2009 and 2010). His work has been featured in over a dozen anthologies. He is Scottish and currently lives in South Africa. You can visit him at www.paulcrilley.com.
 
Published November 13, 2012 by Pyr. 268 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Young Adult, Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, History. Fiction
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Reviewed by Rhetta Akamatsu on Nov 25 2013

When steampunk set in England is done best, it captures the feeling of the Dickensian era while still incorporating fantastic alternate technology. It is not easy to blend the two convincingly, but Crilley has done the job admirably.

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