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The iron assassin : or, A clockwork prometheus
The iron assassin : or, A clockwork prometheus
Greenwood, Ed2015
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On an Earth that is not our own, Victoria never ascended the throne; the House of Hanover held England only briefly before being supplanted by the House of Harminster. It is a time of gaslamps and regularly scheduled airship flights, of trams and steam-driven clockwork with countless smoke-belching stacks. London, the capitol of the Empire of the Lion, is a filthy, crowded, fast-growing city where a series of shocking murders threatens the throne itself. Energetic young inventor Jack Straker believes he has created a weapon to defend the Crown: a reanimated, clockwork-enhanced corpse he can control. He introduces 'the Iron Assassin' to the highly placed Lords who will decide if Straker's invention becomes a weapon of the Lion--or something to be destroyed. It quickly becomes apparent that the Iron Assassin is more self-willed than Straker intended, and that the zombie's past life is far more sinister than Straker thought. Has he created a runaway monster? Or the best guardian the Lion could ever hope for?
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Edition:
First edition.
Imprint:
New York, NY : Tor, 2015.©2015
Collation:
320 pages ; 25 cm.
Notes:
'A Tom Doherty Associates book'.
ISBN:
9780765338464 (hardback)
Dewey class:
813.54
Language:
English
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