Brothers George and Douglas Abernathy are clockmakers who are barely scraping a living in their family’s shop. They are also brilliant inventors with a sideline building custombuilt androids and other technology ahead of its time. Their sixteen-year-old sister, Molly, is also a genius, specialising in transformative plant biology, but earns her keep by sewing.
The Abernathys’ fortunes improve dramatically when the brothers invent a clockwork automaton composer named Maestro, whose musical artistry takes London by storm. But
there are those who believe Maestro is a fake, and others who think him a monstrosity.
As Maestro tries to make sense of the world of London’s high-society which he is thrown into, he incites the interest of sinister figures who would go to any lengths to discover what
makes him tick.
I love steampunk. It is always impressive to me, yet I don’t read a ton of it. I am so glad I agreed to read The Mechanical Maestro by Emily Owen. It is such a cool concept and I was absolutely immersed in the world building.
Let’s talk about this world building. It is absolutely breathtaking how immersed you get in this story. I am just blown away by the attention to detail.
This is written really uniquely as well. I love the little stories inside the main story. It was so intriguing and well-written. Not a single part of me was confused.
I am obsessed with this book. All I can say is that I highly recommend it. Give it a read!
*I received a free copy of this book from Random Things Tours in exchange for an honest review on the blog tour. All opinions are my own and unbiased.*
Since completing her Masters by Research, Emily Owen has worked as an Archives Assistant at the University of Huddersfield. She lives in Wakefield, West Yorkshire. www.e-owen.uk
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