Contributed by The centuries-spanning sci-fi saga, The Clockwork Dynasty , revolves around a secret society of 18th century automatons their plight to retain their principles identity down through the ages. The time-shifting fairytale centers around a seven-foot sentient machine crafted in the likeness of Russia7;s Peter the Great, a hidden truth behind his race’s creation ultimate salvation. With hints of Highlander, a touch of The Terminator , shards of Edward Scissorhands , a dusting of Doctor Zhivago , Daniel Wilson’s latest introduces an autonomous race of ancient androids so different from ourselves. It’s a thoroughly engaging read that traps you in its grinding narrative cogs and lingers long after the final page has turned. Here’s the official description from Doubleday: Present day: a young anthropologist specializing in ancient technology uncovers a terrible secret concealed in the workings of a three-hundred-year-old mechanical doll, is thrown into a hidden world that lurks under the surface of our own. With her career and her life at stake, June Stefanov will ally with a remarkable traveler exposes her to a reality never imagined, as they embark on an around-the-world adventure and discover […]