Mysteries of Meg’s past and threats to her future are revealed in the second book in The Secret Order trilogy, set in steampunk Victorian London.
Meg is determined to uncover the identity of the Man with the Clockwork Mask, who may have had something to do with her grandfather’s disappearance as well as her parents’ deaths. She is also determined to join the ranks of the Amusementists — a secret order of inventors that included both her father and grandfather. Although a girl has never been an official member of The Amusementists before, Meg is confident of success.
But the task turns out to be more difficult than imagined. The work is complex and her classmates unfriendly — particularly the golden boy of her class, David — and the dashing and devoted Will is not around to lend support. Then Meg realizes that danger lurks in the depths of the school. Someone is sabotaging the students’ projects and threatening The Amusementists as a whole. And while the entire future of The Amusementists is at risk, the Man with the Clockwork Mask is still on Meg’s trail, watching her every move...
Kristin Bailey grew up in the middle of the San Joaquin Valley in California. In the course of her adventures, she has worked as a zookeeper, a balloon artist, and a substitute teacher. Now, in addition to an author, she is a military wife and the mother of two children and several very spoiled pets.