Read The Clockwork Dynasty Online Free - An ingenious new thriller that weaves a path through history, following a race of human-like machines that have been hiding among us for untold centuries, written by the New York Times bestselling author of Robopocalypse.
Present day: When a young anthropologist specializing in ancient technology uncovers a terrible secret concealed in the workings of a three-hundred-year-old mechanical doll, she is thrown into a hidden world that lurks just under the surface of our own. With her career and her life at stake, June Stefanov will ally with a remarkable traveler who exposes her to a reality she never imagined, as they embark on an around-the-world adventure and discover breathtaking secrets of the past...
Russia, 1725: In the depths of the Kremlin, the tsar's loyal mechanician brings to life two astonishingly humanlike mechanical beings. Peter and Elena are a brother and sister fallen out of time, possessed with uncanny power, and destined to serve great empires. Struggling to blend into pre-Victorian society, they are pulled into a legendary war that has raged for centuries.
The Clockwork Dynasty seamlessly interweaves past and present, exploring a race of beings designed to live by ironclad principles, yet constantly searching for meaning. As June plunges deeper into their world, her choices will ultimately determine their survival or extermination. Richly-imagined and heart-pounding, Daniel H. Wilson's novel expertly draws on his robotics and science background, combining exquisitely drawn characters with visionary technology--and riveting action.
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August 01, 2017
IT IS HERE!!! RELEASE DATE AUGUST 1, 2017!!!
This review is going to sound crazy if you are not a bibliophile, just a warning.
There are times when a good book can be akin to a lover. At first glance you find the cover attractive and the synopsis peaks your interest and you feel an instant attrac...
September 28, 2017
Every other chapter is from the past and does such a perfect job filling in the blanks for the chapters in the present time. It was ultimately a look through history, and what might be hiding among us today.
Also, this cover is seriously one of the most beautiful I've ever seen.
Last few p...
November 20, 2017
Bwahahahahaha - all this massive build-up through the ages and THIS is how it ends? Now THAT's what I call anti-climactic.
But first things first: this book is about avtomats, machines that can look very similar to humans but above all can talk and are conscious just like us!
Apparently, they've e...
November 17, 2017
Sometimes I find a book that I *want* to love more than I do when I actually read it. It's a shame this has to be one of those since I've really enjoyed the other three novels I've read by D. H. Wilson. I mean, what's not to love? Ancient clockwork robots hanging out and consuming each other for...
July 31, 2017
4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2017/07/31/...
When I first heard about A Clockwork Dynasty, I confess I was intrigued. With its mix of steampunk and robotics and history and magic, it sounded like quite a departure from Daniel H. Wilson’s previous novels and I was curi...
August 19, 2017
A historical fiction, sci-fi, steampunk and urban book taking place over milenium. The automat are steampunk cyborgs who are fighting their own battle between themselves and humanity for survival. Some of them have been alive so long they've died, been revived but at the expense of memories.
July 27, 2017
In Moscow, 1709: Giacomo Giuseppe Favorini or 'Favo' is the last mechanician to the Tsar Pyotr Alexeyevich. Ten years before, the tsar traveled throughout Europe and brought back many treasures and craftsmen, including mechanicians and a special artifact from which to build an avtomaton. The tsar...
August 09, 2017
I received a copy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not persuade my actual opinion of the book.
I'm sorry, I just couldn't get through this - and I feel so bad! I'm the only person who gave this book one star, and I hate doing that. I hate being the one to bring down...
September 17, 2017
It seems that automatons have been "living" among us for ages. This book has an interesting concept but suffered in the execution. The story is told in alternating chapters by Peter, an automaton, and June, a young, American anthropologist. I much preferred the Peter chapters. All of the chapters...
November 15, 2017
The cover art was the first thing that attracted me to this novel, but it was the premise introduced in the blurb that had me intrigued. A ‘race’ of avtomats, sentient beings made from ‘clockwork’ mechanics, are trying to survive in our world and discover the mystery behind their creation, while...