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Clockwork Angels [Hardcover]

Kevin J. Anderson , Hugh Syme , Neil Peart
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Editorial Reviews

From Booklist

Now here’s a high-concept idea: a novel based on the new album by Rush, the popular rock band. Writer Anderson and Peart, Rush’s drummer and lyricist, have been friends for more than two decades. Anderson takes the themes of Rush’s songs and turns them into a very entertaining, elegantly written story of a boy on the cusp of manhood, living in a seemingly perfect society (thanks to “our loving Watchmaker,” who controls, well, everything). The boy discovers that some dark truths lurk just beneath his world’s perfect surface. Firmly planted in the steampunk subgenre, the book tells an epic-scale story, following young Owen Hardy as he leaves the village of his birth, travels to the legendary Crown City, and gets caught up in an adventure that shows him a world he never knew existed. Syme, who’s designed album covers for many bands, including Rush, contributes several beautiful illustrations that capture the dark undercurrent of Anderson’s story. This is a fine piece of dystopian fiction, and it will appeal to readers young and old. --David Pitt


"A stunning steampunk adventure." —Sci Fi magazine (September 2012)

"A very entertaining, elegantly written story." —

"Nostalgic, weird and wonderful." —The Globe and Mail (November 2012)

"A thoroughly entertaining read. . . . The physical book is beautiful, inviting, and the perfect vessel for the story it contains." —

"A mesmerizing spectacle of science fiction literature." —

"Dazzling locales, memorable characters and high adventure that will make you think long after you're done. What more can you ask from a book?" —

"A grand adventure tale woven with threads of various themes enough to keep it fresh, exciting and engaging." —

"Part pure adventure and part classical myth, the Anderson-Peart story is a fairy tale in the best sense of the word, Tolkienian and Chestertonian." —

About the Author

Kevin J. Anderson is the bestselling science fiction author of more than 100 novels. He has written spin-off novels for "Star Wars," DC Comics, StarCraft, and "The X-Files" and, with Brian Herbert, is the coauthor of 12 novels in the Dune universe. His original works include the Saga of Seven Suns series; "Terra Incognita"; "Resurrection, Inc."; "Hopscotch"; and many others. He lives in Colorado. Neil Peart is the drummer and lyricist of the legendary rock band Rush and the author of "Far and Away," "Ghost Rider," "The Masked Rider," "Roadshow," and "Traveling Music."
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