We’re pleased to be giving away the first two books from the sensational U.S. hit steampunk zombie horror novel series, Clockwork Century, by author Cherie Priest.
With over a whopping 100,000 copies sold in the US alone and a huge international following, Cherie Priest’s Clockwork Century novels have arrived in the UK!
The first three Clockwork Century novels, which are stand-alone books set within the same, beautifully imagined world, will be published in quick succession over the next few months by Science Fiction imprint TOR, with the fourth book, The Inexplicables, published in February in line with the US.
Cherie Priest is a full-time novelist. Film rights to Boneshaker, the first of the Clockwork Century novels, have been bought by Hammer Studios and Cross Creek Productions, with John Hilary Shepherd (of Nurse Jackie) writing the screen play (read more here). Cherie is a member of the Wild Cards Consortium, George R. R. Martin’s superhero universe. She currently lives in Tennessee.
The first-time UK release of Boneshaker will be swiftly followed by these Clockwork Century novels. All titles will be published in paperback for £7.99, and ebook for £5.99.
Boneshaker – OUT NOW
Dreadnought – Published 06.12.2012
Ganymede – Published 03.01.2013
The Inexplicables – The brand new Clockwork Century novel – Published 14.02.2013
The first two books, BONESHAKER and DREADNOUGHT, are up for grabs in our awesome competition and two lucky winners will each win a pair.
‘A steampunk-zombie-airship adventure of rollicking pace and sweeping proportions… This book is made of irresistible’ – Scott Westerfeld
‘This is a hoot from start to finish’ – Cory Doctorow
Ezekiel Blue’s father committed a crime, unleashing a deadly menace into steampowered Seattle. And his bereaved family has paid the price. Now, Ezekiel is determined to clear his father’s name, risking death and the undead in the attempt.
Sixteen years ago, as the American Civil War dawned, gold brought hordes to the frozen Klondike. Fanatical in their greed, Russian prospectors commissioned Dr Leviticus Blue to create a great machine, to mine through Alaska’s ice. Thus the Incredible Bone-Shaking Drill Engine was born. But the Boneshaker went awry, destroying downtown Seattle and unearthing a subterranean vein of blight gas. Anyone who breathed its fumes turning into the living dead.
The devastated city is now walled in to contain the blight. But unknown to Briar, his widowed mother, Ezekiel is going in. His quest will take him into a city teeming with ravenous undead, air pirates, criminal overlords, and heavily armed refugees. And only Briar can bring him out alive.
‘Intelligent, exceptionally well-written and showcasing a phenomenal strong female protagonist . . . this yarn is a must-read’ – Publishers Weekly
Nurse Mercy Lynch is recently widowed, but the war has further unpleasant surprises in store. While working in a Confederate hospital, she receives word that her estranged father is dying and wants to see her. But reaching the far side of the country will be a harrowing adventure though war-torn border states.
When her dirigible is shot out of the sky, Mercy is forced to join the mighty Union-operated steam engine known as the Dreadnought. But the journey turns deadly when they are beset by bandits, then attacked by Rebel soldiers. The train is moving away from the battle front, so Mercy can’t imagine why they’re so interested. Unless the train’s mysterious cargo is responsible?
Mercy just wants to see her father before he dies. But she’ll have to survive Union intrigue and Confederate opposition to make it off the Dreadnought alive.
For your chance to win a copy of both Boneshaker and Dreadnought, answer this simple question:
Who did the Russian’s commission to create a great machine to mine through Alaska’s ice in novel Boneshaker?
(Hint: clue in the text above)
To enter, just send your answer along with your name and address to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject ‘Clockwork Century comp‘.
The competition will close at 11.59pm GMT on Monday 17th December 2012 and two winners will be picked at random from the correct entries.
• This promotion is open to UK residents only.
• One entry per household
• There is no cash or other alternative to the prize stated and the prize is not transferable and no part or parts of the prize may be substituted for other benefits, items or additions.
• 2 winners will each win 1x Boneshaker and 1x Dreadnought books
• The Editor’s decision is final and binding on the entrants. No correspondence will be entered into.