Eighteen-year-old Vivienne lives in a world
of knights and ladies, corsets and absinthe, outlaw magic and
alchemical machines. By day, she is lady-in-waiting to the future
queen of Camelot-Guinevere. By night, she secretly toils away in
the clock tower as apprentice to Merlin, the infamous recovering
Then she meets Marcus, below her in class,
destined to become a knight, and just as forbidden as her
apprenticeship with Merlin. When Morgan La Fey, the king's
sorceress sister, declares war on Camelot, Merlin thinks they can
create a metal beast powered by steam and alchemy to defeat her.
But to save the kingdom, Vivienne will have to risk everything-her
secret apprenticeship, her love for Marcus, and her own life.