Clarie and Patrick are called away from the Earth world by an object that needs to return to its home realm. When they get to the Iron City, they are confronted by danger and jealousy. They must find the key to save the Iron City from disaster or be destroyed by fear. More
Clarie’s restlessness is making her anxious and edgy, but fall break is here and she is determined to put her discontent behind her. At her boyfriend Patrick’s antique shop, she finds a small, odd metal box that holds a mysterious secret inside and waits to go back to its place of origin. Can they safely return the box to its home realm? Patrick and Clarie are determined to see the box secure and unharmed to its own world. Danger awaits them. Will their love survive the disaster waiting for them, or will jealousy and fear tear them apart? They are lured from their Earth world by the steady hiss and mechanics of steam engines where they discover a world very much like Earth but that has taken a different path. The Iron City is in trouble. Can they find the key in time to save that world? Or will disaster destroy them?
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on Sep. 1, 2014 :
I loved the Steampunk elements of this book. Donna Hawk's descriptions of the alternate world were vivid and cleverly dark at times. It was also great to pick back up with some of the loved characters of her Mortgatha series. This was a fun and more "grown up" adventure for them. It was a fantastic adventure and I hope to see more of Clarie and Patrick!