Excerpt from The Inventor’s Secret

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I don’t think I’ve featured any steampunk here before. I don’t read very much of it, but it can certainly be a lot of fun. I am currently in the third book of The Inventor’s Secret series, but I’ll post a quote from the first book. While the girls on the front covers of these books appear to be in their twenties, the protagonist is actually sixteen. One warning about this series: it is really a serial, with the plot arc extending across all three books, rather than resolved in one. Both the first and second books end at plot climaxes. Make sure you have all thee handy before you start.

This is why I keep telling Ash to get you a cat or a bird. Guns aren’t proper pets.

The Inventor’s Secret, Andrea Cremer


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.


  1. This is one I could like for sure – thanks for sharing.

  2. This looks really good.

  3. I love that quote:). It sounds like an enjoyable series – thank you for sharing.

  4. I like the distopian aspect but could do without the story getting broken into three books. Great teaser!

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