Watchmaker of Filigree Street

Watchmaker of Filigree Street
Genres: Fantasy, Fantasy Historical, Speculative Fiction
Tags: 2015, Date: July 15, Debuts, Star: All Stars, Star: Kirkus, Star: LJ, Star: PW, Stars
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Publication Year: 2015
Length: 336 p.
ASIN: 1620408333
ISBN: 1620408333
A fresh and surprising philosophical adventure . . . This is more than just a well-paced, atmospheric mystery with elements of fantasy . . . Clever and engaging, this impressive first novel will reward both casual readers looking for a fun period adventure and those fascinated by the tension between free will and fate.--starred review "Kirkus "...
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About the Book

1883. Thaniel Steepleton returns home to his tiny London apartment to find a gold pocket watch on his pillow. Six months later, the mysterious timepiece saves his life, drawing him away from a blast that destroys Scotland Yard. At last, he goes in search of its maker, Keita Mori, a kind, lonely immigrant from Japan. Although Mori seems harmless, a chain of unexplainable events soon suggests he must be hiding something. When Grace Carrow, an Oxford physicist, unwittingly interferes, Thaniel is torn between opposing loyalties.

The Watchmaker of Filigree Street is a sweeping, atmospheric narrative that takes the reader on an unexpected journey through Victorian London, Japan as its civil war crumbles long-standing traditions, and beyond. Blending historical events with dazzling flights of fancy, it opens doors to a strange and magical past.

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