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The clockwork dynasty : a novel

Author: Daniel H Wilson
Publisher: New York : Doubleday, a division of Penguin Random House LLC, [2017]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"In the rugged landscape of eastern Oregon, a young scientist named June uncovers an exquisite artifact--a three-hundred-year-old mechanical doll whose existence seems to validate her obsession with a harrowing story she was told by her grandfather many years earlier. The mechanical doll, June believes, is proof of a living race of automatons that walk undetected among us to this day. Ingeniously hidden inside the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
History
Science fiction
Suspense fiction
Thrillers (Fiction)
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel H Wilson
ISBN: 9780385541787 0385541783 1524780278 9781524780272 9780385542999 0385542992
OCLC Number: 960495466
Description: 309 pages ; 25 cm
Responsibility: Daniel H. Wilson.

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"In the rugged landscape of eastern Oregon, a young scientist named June uncovers an exquisite artifact--a three-hundred-year-old mechanical doll whose existence seems to validate her obsession with a harrowing story she was told by her grandfather many years earlier. The mechanical doll, June believes, is proof of a living race of automatons that walk undetected among us to this day. Ingeniously hidden inside the ancient doll is a lost message, addressed to the court of Peter the Great, czar of Russia. Russia, 1725: Peter and Elena, two human-like mechanical beings, are brought to life under the watchful guise of Peter the Great. Their struggle to serve in the court of the czar while blending in, and to survive amid those who fear and wish to annihilate them, will take Peter and Elena across Russia, Europe, and, ultimately, across the centuries to modern day."--

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