Random House, Inc. FOR BETTER OR CURSE. That might as well have been the wedding vow of Elle Chance and her new husband, the ex-Warlock Hugh Marsh in the second book of this edgy new series that transforms elements of urban fantasy, historical adventure, and paranormal romance into storytelling magic. As Elle devotes herself to her duties as the Oracle—who alone has the power to keep the dark designs of Shadow at bay—Marsh finds himself missing the excitement of his former life as a Warlock. So when Commissioner Willoughby of the London Metropolitan police seeks his help in solving a magical mystery, Marsh is only too happy to oblige. But in doing so, Marsh loses his heart . . . literally.
In place of the flesh-and-blood organ is a clockwork device—a device that makes Marsh a kind of zombie. Nor is he the only one. A plague of clockwork zombies is afflicting London, sowing panic and whispers of revolution. Now Elle must join forces with her husband’s old friend, the Nightwalker Loisa Beladodia, to track down Marsh’s heart and restore it to his chest before time runs out.
Praise for A Clockwork Heart “A Clockwork Heart is a delightful read and should appeal to readers who enjoy a mix of steampunk and magic.”—Badass Book Reviews “Enjoyable . . . will leave you begging for book three.”—More Than Just Magic “The ending will totally leave you breathless and reeling.”—Gizmo’s Reviews
From the Hardcover edition.
Baker & Taylor A follow-up to A Conspiracy of Alchemists pits spunky dirigible pilot Elle Chance and the handsome warlock Marsh against a mad scientist who kidnaps Marsh as part of a plot to create an army of clockwork zombies.