Buckle on your clockwork devices and prepare to party like it’s an alternate nineteenth-century North America, where the Revolutionary War never took place and the British Empire has expanded into a global juggernaut propelled by marvelous and horrible machinery, at the Launch Party for The Conjurer’s Riddle. Former early modern history instructor and bestselling author of the Nightshade Series Andrea Cremer introduced Charlotte and her companions in The Inventor’s Secret. Kirkus Reviews hailed the sequel as “This is classic steampunk [with] exotic and picturesque locales, lots of interesting machinery, and the adrenaline rush of following the adventures of an honest and fearless heroine.”
The Revolution is beginning and Charlotte may be on the wrong side.
In this sequel to "The Inventor's Secret," Charlotte and her companions escape the British Empire, but they haven't left danger behind. In fact, if they go against the revolutionaries, they face even greater peril.
Charlotte leads her group of exiles west, plunging into a wild world of shady merchants and surly rivermen on the way to New Orleans. But as Charlotte learns more about the revolution she has championed, she wonders if she's on the right side after all. Charlotte and her friends get to know the mystical New Orleans bayou and deep into the shadowy tunnels below the city the den of criminals, assassins and pirates Charlotte must decide if the revolution's goals justify their means, or if some things, like the lives of her friends, are too sacred to sacrifice.
In this world, sixteen-year-old Charlotte and her fellow refugees have scraped out an existence on the edge of Britain s industrial empire. Though they live by the skin of their teeth, they have their health (at least when they can find enough food and avoid the Imperial Labor Gatherers) and each other. When a new exile with no memory of his escape or even his own name seeks shelter in their camp he brings new dangers with him and secrets about the terrible future that awaits all those who have struggled has to live free of the bonds of the empire s Machineworks.
In this new installment, Bosque Mar haunts the dreams of both Adne and Logan, trying to escape for the Nether, where Calla, Shay and the other Guardians trapped him in the final battlein theWar of All Against All.Will he turn Adne to the dark side? Will Logan reclaim his birthright? And will darkness take over our world? In a novel filled with magic, romance and breakneck action.
Stephen is used to invisibility. He was born that way. Invisible. Cursed.
Elizabeth sometimes wishes for invisibility. When you re invisible, no one can hurt you. So when her mother decides to move the family to New York City, Elizabeth is thrilled. It's easy to blend in there.
Then Stephen and Elizabeth meet. To Stephen's amazement, she can see him. And to Elizabeth's amazement, she wants him to be able to see her all of her. But as the two become closer, an invisible world gets in their way a world of grudges and misfortunes, spells and curses. And once they re thrust into this world, Elizabeth and Stephen must decide how deep they re going to go because the answer could mean the difference between love and death.
Everything Conotus stands for is at risk, and Ember must involve herself in a deception that ultimately brings about the Witches' War.