The Doomsday Vault: A Novel of the Clockwork Empire (Mass Market)

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The Clockwork Plague can scar and maim you for life, turn you into a zombie, or cause you to become a mad scientist. The Plague has ravaged Alice Michaels' family, leaving only herself untouched. Desperate to save her family's name and fortune, Alice is prepared to sacrifice her future happiness, but her talents may be needed elsewhere.

— From Deborah


In a clockwork Brittania, Alice's prospects are slim. At 21, her age and her unladylike interest in automatons have sealed her fate as an undesirable marriage prospect. But a devastating plague sends Alice off in a direction beyond the pale-towards a clandestine organization, mad inventors, life-altering secrets, and into the arms of an intrepid fiddle-playing airship pilot.

About the Author

Steven Harper was born in Saginaw, Michigan, but he moved around a lot and has lived in Wisconsin, Germany, and (briefly) Ukraine.  Currently he lives with three sons near Ann Arbor, Michigan.
      Mr. Harper teaches high school English in southeast Michigan.  His students think he’s hysterical, which isn’t the same as thinking he’s hilarious.  When not writing, he plays the folk harp, dabbles in oral storytelling, and spends more time on-line than is probably good for him.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780451464293
ISBN-10: 045146429X
Publisher: Ace
Publication Date: November 1st, 2011
Pages: 400
Language: English
Series: Novel of the Clockwork Empire