Pauline Spiegel, a master artificer like her mother before her, wants just one thing: to wed the love of her life, Alexander MacIntyre, a lowly undersecretary of the Royal Household. However, a long-term pact between her parents, and a noble House, stands between her and her happily ever after.
When a priceless mechanoid of unfathomable power is stolen, Pauline finds herself entangled in skullduggery and international intrigue, upon which the fate of nations rest.
Only with the help of her friends, and a brilliant scientist with a swarm of micromechanical insects, can Pauline survive the dark forces determined to destroy her. But will her betrothed and his rag-tag band of semi-mechanical soldiers reveal Alexander’s secrets as well?
Immerse yourself in this Steampunk retelling of Shakespeare’s classic, replete with the newfound wizardry of alternative Victorian technology, mistaken identities, love triangles, and deadly peril, set against the backdrop of a world bracing itself for war, and Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee.
What the readers are saying:
“Imaginative and compelling.” Fred C. Adams, Founder, Utah Shakespeare Festival
“[S]o many twists and turns I was constantly surprised and entertained . . .” – Lynn Miller
“This one’s right up there with Pavane . . . a rattling good read.” – Trish Fraser
“[A]n erudite, amazingly well-written book, full of wonderful Steampunk goodness, thoroughly grounded in British history and literature.” – Lyonis
“Come for the clockwork, stay for the puckish shenanigans,” – Danielle Shipley