Here’s a preview of The Clockwork Magician, a book that’s been over ten years in the writing! I’ll be posting more about the novel soon, and here’s the blurb in the meantime:
A street urchin with a mysterious gift. A nightmarish enemy hunting in the gaslit streets of London. Dark Magic Rising.
It’s a cold winter’s night when Jake Shillingsworth, serving boy at The Tattered Crow, finds himself running a task for his monstrous master Silas Grumble. Jake’s errands are never fun, but this one is worse than most. This one’s for a witch…
When Jake’s best friend is snatched by a terrifying creature he’s forced to seek help from Professor Thistlequick; an eccentric man known as the clockwork magician.
Soon Jake finds himself in strange shadowed streets and soaring over clouds in a race to stop the gravest of threats.
London Bridge is falling down, and so will the entire city if Jake and his unlikely companions fail.
The Clockwork Magician is Sherlock Holmes meets Doctor Who with a Dickensian cast of grotesque characters, nail biting adventures, and shadowy heroines who aren’t what they seem.