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Fiddlehead: A Clockwork Century novel (Clockwork Century 5) [Paperback]

Cherie Priest
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21 Nov 2013 Clockwork Century 5

Ex-spy ‘Belle Boyd’ is retired – more or less. Retired from spying on the Confederacy anyway. Her short-lived marriage to a Union navy boy cast suspicion on those Southern loyalties, so her mid-forties found her unemployed, widowed and disgraced. Until her life-changing job offer from the staunchly Union Pinkerton Detective Agency.

When she’s required to assist Abraham Lincoln himself, she has to put any old loyalties firmly aside – for a man she spied against twenty years ago. Lincoln’s friend Gideon Bardsley, colleague and ex-slave, is targeted for assassination after the young inventor made a breakthrough. Fiddlehead, Bardsley’s calculating engine, has proved the world is facing an extraordinary threat. Meaning it's not the time for civil war.

Now Bardsley and Fiddlehead are in great danger as forces conspire to keep this potentially unifying secret, the war moving and the money flowing. With spies from both camps gunning for her, can even the notorious Belle Boyd hold the war-hawks at bay?

Cherie Priest has been hailed as 'the High Priestess of Steampunk' - and you can see why in this latest wonderfully written adventure.

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  • Paperback: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Tor (21 Nov 2013)
  • Language: Unknown
  • ISBN-10: 1447225589
  • ISBN-13: 978-1447225584
  • Product Dimensions: 19.6 x 13 x 2.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 368,871 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Cherie Priest is a full-time novelist, perhaps most famous for the Clockwork Century series, starting with the highly-acclaimed and award-winning Boneshaker. She is also a member of the Wild Cards Consortium, George R. R. Martin’s superhero universe. She currently lives in Tennessee with her husband, and you can find out more at

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Inventive, evocative but a bit dull 7 Feb 2014
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The world that the author has created is full of colour and detail, the reader has no trouble immersing themselves into it and picking up the characters, their allegiances, personalities and essential qualities. But it failed to grip me, and left me with a sense that whilst I was reading good plot, or good description, I was reading for reading's sake.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Yes....hmmm....... 27 Nov 2013
By NickB
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I have been waiting for this book for months . I have really enjoyed the vivid world that the author has gradually built up over the course of this series. If this series does become a movie I will be at the head of the queue. Somehow this book didn't work for me as well as the others. If the others made me see movies in my head this felt like a television episode - not much really happens - yes there are shoot outs, yes there are airship chases but in a series with such scale it felt a bit 'small'. I hoped for more and I found the ending very predicable. I hope this is not the end for the clockwork century - Seattle offers so much potential to be revisited. So an okay read, if you have read the rest you will want to finish the series but not the really rich satisfying ending I had hoped for.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Disspointing 28 Jun 2014
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Have read all of the series so far and as other readers I was so looking forward to this one but it was disappointing as I found it so boring.

It could have been set anywhere as the links to the previous books were so slight and the walking dead were only in the last chapter.

The intro mentions its the last in the series and to be honest it reads like an end of a contract book only.

Avoid this one as it spoils the series big time
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