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Book 4 of the Magnificent Devices 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.

©2014 Shelley Adina Bates (P)2014 Shelley Adina Bates

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Brilliant devices

While I enjoyed this book for the most part, I became restless for it to be finished the last hour or so. I was relieved when the ending was announced.

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So Fun!

This is a great Author/Narrator combination. I've enjoyed each of the books in this series and look forward to the newest books' becoming available in audio format! Excellent!

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Hurry up with the next ones!

The stories are very entertaining and the performance is perfect. Hurry with the next ones I have spring cleaning to do!

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fantastic

The character development and story are phenomenal. Can't wait for the rest of the series.

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Love this series

The story of the Lady of Devices continues with new adventures, reunions, separations and opportunities for this flock.

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Wonderfully fun steampunk adventure

Series Info/Source: This is the fourth book in the Magnificent Devices series. Right now there are 21 books in this series. I borrowed this as an audiobook through Audible Plus.

Audiobook Quality (4/5): This continues to be a very well done audiobook series. The narrator is pleasant to listen to and does an amazing job with narration. I would definitely recommend listening to this series on audiobook if you listen to audiobooks.

Thoughts: This was another fun installment in this steampunk adventure series. This book takes us up into Canada, into a mining community. Alice is continuing to search for her father, while Clare and crew get embroiled in trying to unravel a plot that aims to assasinate a famous inventor.

These remain fun books with a lot of neat steampunk devices, a great adventure, and wonderful characters. I love that the characters are generally kind to each other. Watching both Claire and her wards mature and grow is also very fun. These are just such nice, fun, feel-good reads.

My Summary (4/5): Overall this was a wonderful addition to this steampunk adventure series. I continue to enjoy the world, the fun characters, and the mysteries. This is one of the best and most consistently decent YA steampunk series I have ever read and I am eager to continue it!

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Such a good series

Fantastic new characters that feel like friends the same way original characters do. Another great book in this series!

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Could not put it down

This story was well written and beautifully narrated. We had 3 adults and 2 teenagers on a 2 day trip each way. We hated to stop for anything, and as soon as we were back driving, everyone wanted the story to continue. we got through the first 4 books and had to buy the rest so as to finish this delightful series.

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Fabulous Conclution

I enjoyed these books so much and did not want the story to end. however it was a fantasticly fun action packed ending to a perfect story line. Thank you Shelly Adina!

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  • 01-25-17

Another awesome story, fabulously told

This latest instalment in the series is fabulously narrated, really bringing the tales of the characters' adventures in "The Canadas" to life. A wonderful story full of romance, action, adventure, diamond mines, steampunk elements, Victorian society, airships, munitions, and of course Devices!
I highly recommend this series for all lovers of adventure with a steampunk twist, whatever your age

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  • Emma Clemson
  • 01-03-15

A ripping good yarn!

I love these books, they are easy to read and you soon become invested in the characters. Can't wait for there next adventure!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-24-19

enjoy book

enjoyed the book. it has array of delightful characters and is a light hearted book. love the steampunk aspects.