Broken hearts and broken parts.
That's all anyone is left with after Ezra Huxley’s time machine shatters reality in 1916, Boston. The mechanical abomination plagues the city with an hourly time warp signaled by the bells of the new Custom House Clock Tower.
When Ezra disappears, it’s left to the World Clock Council to mend the timeline before the consequences become permanent—or worse, spread beyond the clocked zone, a quarantined section of the city dubbed Late Boston. The council enlists the help of Ezra’s estranged daughter. If Isla can track down her father’s blueprints for the machine, they might stand a chance at reversing the damage.
Dorian Verne, apprentice to the great inventor, is a genius in his own right, but his pride at discovering the missing component to complete the time machine is short-lived when it disastrously fails. Dorian vows to build a new machine and set things right. Not just for those living on clock-work and borrowed time, but for Isla, the one who got away.More info →
Time can’t heal these wounds.
At least, not with a broken time machine ripping them open again and again, every hour on the hour.
Pearl Shelley thought that leaving the Clockwork Apothecary to help Dr. McCaffrey at the Post Boston Infirmary would take her mind off Dorian and the future she can never have with him. But when she discovers a sinister plot to salvage the malfunctioning time machine, Pearl knows she must brave the heartache of Late Boston once again. Though she will need help...
The last thing Captain Leopold Le Guin remembers is the pomp and circumstance leading up to his wedding—right before the earth split open and the world went black. After waking to discover that he’s been in a coma for the past three months and everyone in the city is in mortal peril—including his new wife—he accepts Miss Shelley’s plea for assistance and escapes the infirmary, oblivious to the new and terrible world of Late Boston waiting for him.More info →
Late Boston is out of time.
Winifred McCaffrey sold her soul when she agreed to work for the wealthy Abraham Orwell. As the head of New England’s most progressive institute, Orwell has the funding to back his every vision, including visions that wander deep into the gray areas of legality and morality. Winifred has learned to look the other way. Without Orwell’s backing, she’d never have been recognized as the top medical engineer of her time.
When Ezra Huxley’s famed time machine breaks reality, Orwell commissions Winifred to be his chief advisor at the Post Boston Infirmary. The position would be a dream come true if not for the horrific circumstances…and the fact that Winifred knows Orwell doesn’t do anything out of the kindness of his dark, twisted heart. With hands as dirty as hers, Winifred fears she won’t have what it takes to thwart Orwell’s most diabolical vision yet. At least, not on her own.More info →