Narrated by: Will Wheaton and Kate Reading
- Pub. Date: September 2009
- Publisher: Doherty, Tom Associates, LLC
- Format: Paperback, 416pp
- Sales Rank: 13,592
- Lexile: 840L What’s This?What’s This?
In the early days of the Civil War, rumors of gold in the frozen Klondike brought hordes of newcomers to the Pacific Northwest. Anxious to compete, Russian prospectors commissioned inventor Leviticus Blue to create a great machine that could mine through Alaska’s ice. Thus was Dr. Blue’s Incredible Bone-Shaking Drill Engine born.
But on its first test run the Boneshaker went terribly awry, destroying several blocks of downtown Seattle and unearthing a subterranean vein of blight gas that turned anyone who breathed it into the living dead.
Now it is sixteen years later, and a wall has been built to enclose the devastated and toxic city. Just beyond it lives Blue’s widow, Briar Wilkes. Life is hard with a ruined reputation and a teenaged boy to support, but she and Ezekiel are managing. Until Ezekiel undertakes a secret crusade to rewrite history.
His quest will take him under the wall and into a city teeming with ravenous undead, air pirates, criminal overlords, and heavily armed refugees. And only Briar can bring him out alive.My Thoughts:
I can't believe I've waited this long to read/listen to this. It was amazing!!
I loved the cast of characters and we got a little bit of everything. Strong female roles, ignorant rebellious teenager, quirky air captains, crazy bad guys, and some rotting zombies thrown in for fun. I think Lucy would have to have been my favorite of the characters tho I did have a soft spot for one of the air captains as well.
Boneshaker is full of crazy, dangerous adventures and Cherie did a great job of bringing her Clockwork Seattle to life. All the machines and gizmo's she created were neat and I wish I could see some of them myself.
I can't wait to read more about the Clockwork world Cherie has created. Thankfully Dreadnought is out now and I have that waiting on audio as well, so at least I won't have to wait long.
Author's website: Cherie Priest