Second Sight of Zachary Cloudesley
Autorius : Sean Lusk
Leidimo metai: 2022
Puslapių skaičius: 368
Leidinio kalba: Anglų
Formatas: Kieti viršeliai
'One of the best books I've read this year. Atmospheric, engaging, and elegantly written, this amazing tale of a clockmaker whose son possesses unusual talents is completely unforgettable...' Sunday Times bestselling author, Bonnie Garmus
'Fans of eccentrically flavoured historical fiction with a touch of magic are in for a treat' Metro
For fans of The Essex Serpent, The Night Circus and The Personal History of David Copperfield
Zachary Cloudesley is gifted in a remarkable way. But not all gifts are a blessing...
Leadenhall Street, London, 1754.
Raised amongst the cogs and springs of his father's workshop, Zachary Cloudesley has grown up surrounded by strange and enchanting clockwork automata. He is a happy child, beloved by his father Abel and the workmen who help bring his father's creations to life.
He is also the bearer of an extraordinary gift; at the touch of a hand, Zachary can see into the hearts and minds of the people he meets.
But then a near-fatal accident will take Zachary away from the workshop and his family. His father will have to make a journey to Constantinople that he will never return from. And, years later, only Zachary can find out what happened.
A beautifully crafted historical mystery that will take the reader from 18th century London, across Europe and, finally, to the bustling city of Constantinople.
What readers are saying:
'an excellent historical, magical realist novel'
'full of love and humour'
'original and rich in historical detail'
'my best book of 2022'