Waiting on Wednesday [241] – THE CLOCKWORK DYNASTY by Daniel Wilson

Waiting on Wednesday is the brainchild of Breaking the Spine, although Jill isn’t hosting this meme anymore. In any case, I will continue to post Waiting on Wednesdays, simply because it’s one of my favorite posts to do each week:-D

I believe I have a review copy of this book headed my way at some point, and I couldn’t be more excited:

An epic, ingenious new thriller from the New York Times bestselling author of Robopocalypse, The Clockwork Dynasty weaves a riveting path through history and a race of human-like machines that have been hiding among us for untold centuries.

In the rugged landscape of eastern Oregon, a young scientist named June uncovers an exquisite artifact–a three-hundred-year-old mechanical doll whose existence seems to validate her obsession with a harrowing story she was told by her grandfather many years earlier. The mechanical doll, June believes, is proof of a living race of automatons that walk undetected among us to this day. Ingeniously hidden inside the ancient doll is a lost message, addressed to the court of Peter the Great, czar of Russia.

Russia, 1725: Peter and Elena, two human-like mechanical beings, are brought to life under the watchful guise of Peter the Great. Their struggle to serve in the court of the czar while blending in, and to survive amid those who fear and wish to annihilate them, will take Peter and Elena across Russia, Europe, and, ultimately, across the centuries to modern day.

The Clockwork Dynasty
is Daniel H. Wilson’s masterful new novel. It seamlessly interweaves past and present, exploring a race of beings that live by different principles than humans, but ultimately value loyalty. As June learns more about these beings, she is quickly drawn into a fierce battle that has spanned the centuries, and will ultimately determine the survival or extermination of this ancient race. Richly drawn and heart-pounding, Wilson’s novel expertly draws on his robotics and science background, combining exquisite characters with breathtaking technology–and unmatched action. The Clockwork Dynasty is a riveting, breakout novel.

The Clockwork Dynasty by Daniel H. Wilson. Releases in August 2017 from Doubleday Books. I mean, come on!! Did you read that description? How can anyone NOT want to read this book? I am sorry to say I have not yet read Robopocalypse, although I have a copy, but this looks like a good Wilson book to start with. I also love the fact that it switches back and forth between present day U.S. and past Russia. Can’t wait!

Let me know what you’re waiting on:-D

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Posted March 22, 2017 by Tammy in / 30 Comments

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30 responses to “Waiting on Wednesday [241] – THE CLOCKWORK DYNASTY by Daniel Wilson

  1. Meigan

    This book sounds fantastic! I’ll certainly be looking out for it come August.

    There are 3 books I’m highly anticipating that come out this year – Rituals, the final book in Kelley Armstrong’s Cainsville series; Spectacle by Rachel Vincent; and Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor.

    • Tammy

      I can’t wait for Strange the Dreamer either, I’ve preordered it and I’m anxiously waiting for it to arrive:-)

    • Tammy

      I enjoy steampunk but it’s got to have something really different to make me want to read it, which this does. Thanks for visiting, Lisa!

    • Tammy

      Dual timelines can be tricky, so we’ll see if he can pull it off. But some of my favorite stories have used that format, so here’s hoping!

    • Tammy

      I do love the cover, I especially love the “old time” typewriter look of the font:-)

  2. I’ve read his book Amped, though I can’t recall if I’ve read Robopocalypse, to be honest! Either way, he wasn’t on my must-read author list or anything, but when I first learned of this book I definitely wanted to read it. Seems like a bit of a departure from his older work!
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