Spotlight: Fiddlehead – Cherie Priest
It’s been a while since I’ve posted a spotlight, mostly because I didn’t really have time to browse the upcoming books on the internet, but also because I’m not really anticipating any new additions to most of the series I’ve recently read any time soon. This morning I had a little time to look around the new books coming out in the months to come and I came across this one. I’ve read “Boneshaker” by Cherie Priest and the rest of the Clockwork Century series is waiting on my shelve. I though “Boneshaker” was great, I loved her writing style, the story she created and the characters who filled the pages. I’m absolutely thrilled to find out there’s another one hitting shelves next month (November 12th). And seriously, that cover is gorgeous! All the books together already look stunning and this one will only make it that much prettier. Also, after reading the summary, this looks all kinds of awesome. A retired spy, Abraham Lincoln, a scientific breakthrough that endangers the life of its inventor… Sounds great!
Definitely one to put on the TBR list!
Fiddlehead – Cherie Priest
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 an extraordinary threat towards the civilized world. Meaning now is not the time for conflict.
Now Bardsley and Fiddlehead are in great danger as forces conspire to keep this 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?
About the author: Cherie Priest
Cherie Priest is the author of over a dozen novels, including the steampunk pulp adventures The Inexplicables, Ganymede,Dreadnought, Clementine, and Boneshaker. Boneshaker was nominated for both the Hugo Award and the Nebula Award; it was a PNBA Award winner, and winner of the Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel. Cherie also wrote Bloodshot andHellbent from Bantam Spectra; Fathom and the Eden Moore series from Tor; and three novellas published by Subterranean Press. In addition to all of the above, her first foray into George R. R. Martin’s superhero universe, Fort Freak (for which she wrote the interstitial mystery), debuted in the summer of 2011. Cherie’s short stories and nonfiction articles have appeared in such fine publications as Weird Tales, Publishers Weekly, and numerous anthologies. She lives in Chattanooga, TN, with her husband, a big shaggy dog, and a fat black cat.
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