Magnificent Devices 19
Lady Claire and Andrew Malvern take their airship down to Cornwall for a visit. But a life-changing surprise is waiting for them there ... and it's not Claire's new baby sister!
A life-changing surprise is in store for the family at Gwynn Place …
The winds of change are blowing—Lady Claire is a big sister again with the arrival of little Caroline, and eight-year-old Nicholas is preparing to go to Eton. In an effort to make up for his less than heroic conduct at Holly Cottage, Nicholas’s tutor Alden Dean offers to see the boy safely along his journey.
But Nicholas never reaches Eton, and Alden Dean never returns. Old enemies have not forgotten old slights, and they’ve chosen the perfect moment to strike. Their aim: To force Claire and Andrew to give up the Helios Membrane, an invention that can change the fortunes of an entire country.
The Lady of Devices is not the only Trevelyan with wits and courage. As the danger mounts, can this ingenious and courageous family tip the balance between power and love, and save more than one life?
If you like old-fashioned adventure, brave women, clever children, and strong-willed chickens, you’ll love this novella set in the Magnificent Devices steampunk world. Fangs for the Fantasy says, “The backbone of this great series is and has always been the characters. Their issues, their layers, their complexity, their solid relationships and their loyalties all elevate a good book to a really great one.”