In an age of science, even the most unlikely engineer can change the world.
Chroniker City, 1881
Petra Wade, self-taught clockwork engineer, wants nothing more than to become a certified member of the Guild, an impossible career for an impoverished shop girl. Still, she refuses to give up, willing to do anything to work in the Guild's exclusive workshops. When she meets Emmerich Goss, she finally finds the opportunity she's been searching for.
Newly recruited into the Guild, Emmerich needs help designing a new power system for a top-secret, Guild-sanctioned automaton, and he is convinced that only Petra can help him. But if her involvement on the project is discovered, Emmerich will be marked for treason, and Petra will only be so lucky.
Working in secret, together they build the clockwork giant, but as the deadline for its completion nears, Petra discovers a sinister conspiracy from within the Guild council...
Their automaton is only the beginning.
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This title is an older edition of The Brass Giant: A Chroniker City Story and is only available for sale through third-party marketplace vendors. This is the print version of the book that was originally self-published in 2011, not the book released by Harper Voyager Impulse.About the Author:
Between a geeky fascination with mechanical science and a lifelong love of history and mythology, Brooke was destined to write of worlds very different from our own. Whether it is a world built of gears and pinions or one of myths and folklore come to life, she loves creating new worlds, writing of places only accessible through the imagination.
When Brooke isn't writing, she divides her time between too many hobbies--drawing, painting, paper-craft, sewing, baking, and tabletop role-playing--a jack-of-all-trades, master of none, in true bardic fashion. In that vein, if this were a world of dice and game miniatures, Brooke would be the studious bard of the party, with her husband the fiercely-bearded paladin, their dog the cowardly wizard with only a sleep spell in his spellbook, and their daughter, who will certainly choose her class once she is old enough to roll dice.
Brooke and her family currently reside in Northwest Arkansas, but once they earn enough loot and experience, they'll build a proper castle somewhere and defend against all manner of dragons and goblin-kind.
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Book Description CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2011. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX1468057499