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The Clockwork Cathedral (The Time Corps Chronicles Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Heather Blackwood
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Book Description

Book 1 of The Time Corps Chronicles

The Time Corps Chronicles is a fantasy series that moves from worlds much like our own to those where the mythical is real and the impossible is true. Clockworks, ancient spirits, time machines, talking animals and other things both beautiful and strange wait for the travelers daring enough to find them. But moving between worlds comes at a price.

Medical student Felicia Sanchez is only trying to help an injured man when she slips through a time rip and into 19th century New Orleans, one very different than the one she knows from history books.

The only person who can get her home is Professor Seamus Connor, a former convict seeking a quiet life of obscurity. But even the “mad Irishman” knows that recreating a freak accident is next to impossible.

With the help of a local street urchin, they discover that their problems run deeper than solely getting Felicia back to her own time. The three of them must unravel the secrets of a steam engine that operates upon a scientific impossibility and the mysteries of a grand cathedral at the center of town, where clockwork automatons perform for rapt audiences.

But can a convict, a guttersnipe and an accidental time traveler prevent the destruction of a city and the death of thousands? Others are watching, and Felicia may not be the only time traveler in New Orleans.

Product Details

  • File Size: 508 KB
  • Print Length: 307 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0988805413
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Triple Hare Press (November 13, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00CZBR74O
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #195,027 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Time travel revamped August 29, 2013
By Tiffx
Format:Kindle Edition
My first thought as I started this book was that I noticed a couple of similarities between the Outlander series by Diana Gabladon but once I got further into the book, the similarities ended. I found this book to be a very nice surprise from what I was expecting as the concept of time travel has been done. This author has found a way to bring a fresh and interesting twist to traveling through time and I really enjoyed this book, in fact, it was difficult to put down!

Felicia Sanchez has her life was in order when a freak accident caused her to fall into a past world full of the unexpected. With the help of a nutty but easy-to-love professor and an orphan girl, Felicia not only causes a splash in this new world but manages to vastly help the friends that she makes in more than one way.

I particularly enjoyed how Felicia was not afraid to voice her opinion and show her intelligence even during a time when this behavior in women was frowned upon.

With an unexpected ending, this book will not disappoint!
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
Format:Kindle Edition
I received this book from the author for an honest review.
From the moment I started reading Clockwork Catherdral I
was drawn into it. The author Heather Blackwood does a
remarkable job of describing situations, and did careful
research about the time it was set in. Four stars and recommended.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Time travel and Steampunk, what's not to like? September 5, 2013
By jcf
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
On her way home from a typical day, Felicia Sanchez suddenly finds herself in another time and place. After coming to terms with the fact that she is no longer in her time, she discovers other differences that prove she is also not in the same world.

Seamus Connor, an Irish immigrant/professor, vows to help Felicia and do what he can to try to get her home.

I really enjoyed this book, it had me turning pages (or scrolling on my Kindle) quickly to find out what happened next. Looking forward to the next book to find out what happens next!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Combination of History and Sci-Fy June 28, 2013
By Holly
Format:Kindle Edition
The main three characters are Felicia: modern-day medical student who stumbles through a time rip, the Professor: Seamus Connor who is intrigued by all that's happening, and Hazel: a street urchin who comes to hold a special place in both their hearts. I loved all three of the main characters, and the inclusion of Mr. Grey, who is mysterious and secretive.

We meet Felicia in modern-time (which, in this case, is 2015). When an accident happens, Felicia goes to help, being as she's a medical student trying to become a doctor. But something happens. When her vision clears, everything's changed. As it stands, she's sent back in Pre-Civil war time. At first, she won't believe it. They must just be recreationists playing out their parts thoroughly well, right? Wrong. In a race against time, these four individuals must figure out why the time rips are happening, and how to send Felicia home before something terrible happens.

I really liked the author's writing style and how she drew me in from the very first page. It was fairly easy to read all three main characters' thoughts. They each had their own personality.

I truly enjoyed this book! I knocked a star off only because of my confusion on how things worked. Even when all the scientific and mechanical questions were answered, it was still hard to understand what was going on and why it was happening. But other than that, I thought it was wonderful, the historical aspects dead-on, and the lively characters a joy to read about.

I hope this isn't the end, because I felt like there were so many questions still unanswered. And I want more of this story and these characters.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Exciting!!!!!!!!! June 4, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Wonderfully written, clever and unique. I can't wait to get my hands on the next novel this wonderful up and coming brilliant author writes!!!!
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars GREAT story filled with almost every genre out there! August 14, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
Before I begin, I was given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

"She would never see anyone she loved again. Trapped in a strange past with no money, no family and no way to make a living, she would be like a piece of debris, cast up by the tide."

Aside from the Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon, I haven't really read much time-traveling romances or, actually, just time-traveling books in general so this is all pretty unfamiliar ground for me. Imagine my delight when I read this book and found myself sinking fast and deep into a story packed with action, mystery, betrayal, murder, political intrigue and romance! Yep, this one's got it all!! Definitely familiar ground now and my type of book!!!! *rubs hands gleefully*

Our heroine, Felicia Sanchez, is a medical student and on her way home, rams straight into a ripping time hole and lands in New Orleans, 1857. She, of course, is confused and bewildered about her surroundings, especially since many landmarks don't match up to what she usually sees. What I love so much about this part is Heather's detailed writing style about the differences Felicia sees in the clothing, architecture, and speaking manner. It was extremely gratifying to see the differences being compared and the reactions of both Felicia and Seamus to one another's remarks.

"The world was different. Every street and every shop looked different. The burrito restaurant where she often bought lunch, Mel's Coffee Shop, Pyewocket's Books, all were gone. In their places were strange shops with old-fashioned people moving in and out."

I love Felicia's character. She has the perfect mix of wit, intelligence, beauty, and charm. She isn't vain or a workaholic, and she has strong morals and values.
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4.0 out of 5 stars An interesting twist on time travel
Back when I read [book:Hounds of Autumn|17256511], I was sorely disappointed that she had no other books out. Read more
Published 21 hours ago by Verity Brown
5.0 out of 5 stars Very good!
I got sucked into this book after the first chapter. After reading half of this book over a couple of days I woke up this morning at 4:30 and went straight to reading again. Read more
Published 7 days ago by Richard Myers
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent!
Loved the whole premise. Well done! Interesting characters, great story. Hope there is another book by this author. Will certainly buy her books.
Published 14 days ago by puntalta
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome book
This book pulled me into it from the very first page. I loved reading it and can't wait until I get a chance to read the next one.
Published 2 months ago by Brieah Hill
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
don't you just hate it when people give away the ending in a book review :P
Published 2 months ago by dianna southard
5.0 out of 5 stars Thank you Heather Blackwood, for a great story!
What a fun read. I normally try to avoid "steam punk" type stories because most of them seem to be so outrageously ridiculous that I can't get into the story. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Loved the characters. If you like time travel books, this is a great series.
Published 3 months ago by saprina
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent
Interesting first book. Got me hooked on the characters and the challenges they each face.
Published 4 months ago by Victoria Corby
4.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable and entertaining
A very enjoyable read with an ending that left me with a smile and wanting to visit with these characters again... many times.
Published 4 months ago by N. J. Wise
5.0 out of 5 stars Just awesome!
Kept me up until 2 am so I could finish it! Very engaging and well written. I can't wait to read more stories by this author.
Published 5 months ago by G. Grubb
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More About the Author

Heather Blackwood tells lies to strangers for money. She is an American author of modern and historical fantasy, steampunk and mystery. Her books include Hounds of Autumn, The Clockwork Cathedral, Cat's Paw and Luna Park.

She enjoys playing Celtic harp, writing and reading historical fiction, fantasy, mystery and science fiction. Her obsessions include historic cemeteries, cuckoo clocks, tea, nesting dolls, old books, time travel and stained glass.

She graduated with a BA in literature with a minor in history and has worked as a high school English teacher, a marketing copy editor, technical editor and an engineering technical writer at a Fortune 500 company. She is now a full-time novelist.

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