An alternate-history steampunk novel that asks the question: What if the Americans had lost the Revolution?
In a world filled with airships, industrial Ferris wheels and mechanical devices, 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 each other. When a new exile with no memory seeks shelter in their camp, he brings new dangers and secrets about the terrible future that awaits them.
The Inventor’s Secret is set in an alternate nineteenth-century North America where the Revolutionary War never occurred and the British Empire has expanded into a global juggernaut. This book is just as action-packed, tension-filled, and suspenseful as Andrea Cremer’s Nightshade novels. Perfect for fans of Scott Westerfeld, Cassandra Clare and Libba Bray.
Andrea Cremer spent her childhood daydreaming while roaming the forests and lakeshores of Northern Wisconsin. She now lives in Minnesota, but she thinks of her homeland as the “Canadian Shield” rather than the Midwest. Andrea has always loved writing and has never stopped writing, but she only recently plunged into the deep end of the pool that is professional writing. When she’s not writing, Andrea teaches history at a very nice liberal arts college in St. Paul. In the little spare time she can find, Andrea stares up at trees, rescues infant rabbits from predatory cats, and invents names for pug puppies with her husband. She has an unfortunate tendency to spill things – white carpets beware!