Brilliant Devices: A steampunk adventure novel by Shelley Adina

Brilliant Devices: A steampunk adventure novel

byShelley Adina

Kobo ebook | February 27, 2013

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Book four of the Magnificent Devices steampunk series.

A lady of resources has the power to change the world—if she can stay alive long enough to do it.

Lady Claire Trevelyan had been looking forward to glittering balls, congenial society, and relief from pursuit during her stay with Lord and Lady Dunsmuir in the Canadas. Well, perhaps not entirely. Being pursued by a handsome airship captain is rather diverting, especially when it appears her erstwhile employer, Andrew Malvern, is becoming much too distracted by a certain blond mechanic.

But a shot fired in the night puts an end to such diversions, and instead plunges her and her orphaned band of children into a fight for their very survival. Between secret conversations at the highest levels of society and skullduggery in the diamond mines, Claire must discover who is behind a series of alarming attempts on her friends’ lives—before her mother is compelled to make funeral arrangements yet again.

“I have a big grin on my face which is my Magnificent Devices grin—it’s impossible not to smile your way through this book. It’s such swashbucklingly good fun. The tone has that wonderful lightness of humour and joy that keeps up in even the direst of situations. At the same time it wonderfully maintains the sense of time and place—the Victorian feel, the language, the class, the clothing, the attitudes are all extremely vivid, carefully maintained and, at times, gloriously lampooned.” —Fangs for the Fantasy, on Brilliant Devices

“Adina is a literary master in her field.” —

Title:Brilliant Devices: A steampunk adventure novelFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:February 27, 2013Publisher:Moonshell Books, Inc.Language:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1939087031

ISBN - 13:9781939087034


Rated 4 out of 5 by from An Exciting Read with Many Unexpected Surprises! Claire and her "Flock" of resourceful orphans find themselves caught up in a murderous and mysterious plot of assassins, as well as saboteurs crippling the Diamond Mine of their friends the Earl of Dunsmuir and his family. An exciting and thrilling read with lots of surprises that will keep you turning the page well into the wee hours!
Date published: 2016-02-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lovely She is a talented writer and kept me engaged. Well done!
Date published: 2014-03-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Brilliant Devices Wel written like the others. Highly enjoyable!
Date published: 2014-01-10