Legacy of the Clockwork Key
By: Kristin Bailey
Release date: March 5th 2013
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Synopsis via Goodreads:
A teen girl unravels the mysteries of a secret society and their most dangerous invention in this adventure-swept romance set in Victorian London.
Dark brass and copper gears swirled in the bird’s breast, just beneath smooth dark wings. Two wheels instead of feet had been set on short brass legs. The body looked real, with real feathers, and the eyes were clear black beads. The brass beak had been so carefully crafted, the stately bird seemed as if it could come alive and steal the crumpet off my plate.
The horses were just like the illustrations in the book, and yet to see them real before me took my breath away. Silver plates formed their bodies, making them look like armored horses from the days when knights jousted for a lady fair. Each line, each seam in the plates was a graceful work of art. Instead of legs, they stood on large wheels with woven spokes that looked like shining frost on perfect spider webs. Every detail, from the soft curl of brass that made their long eyelashes to their wire manes tied neatly into little knots along the crests of their necks, was exquisite.
You can see the amount of imagination and creativity Bailey possesses in her descriptions.
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