Clockwork Century

5 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 2,676 ratings

Boneshaker Publisher's Summary

In the early days of the Civil War, rumors of gold in the frozen Klondike brought hordes of newcomers to the Pacific Northwest. Anxious to compete, Russian prospectors commissioned inventor Leviticus Blue to create a great machine that could mine through Alaska’s ice.

Thus was Dr. Blue’s Incredible Bone-Shaking Drill Engine born. But on its first test run the Boneshaker went terribly awry, destroying several blocks of downtown Seattle and unearthing a subterranean vein of blight gas that turned anyone who breathed it into the living dead.

Now it is 16 years later, and a wall has been built to enclose the devastated and toxic city. Just beyond it lives Blue’s widow, Briar Wilkes. Life is hard with a ruined reputation and a teenaged boy to support, but she and Ezekiel are managing. Until Ezekiel undertakes a secret crusade to rewrite history. His quest will take him under the wall and into a city teeming with ravenous undead, air pirates, criminal overlords, and heavily armed refugees. And only Briar can bring him out alive.

©2009 Cherie Priest (P)2010 Macmillan Audio
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  • Book 1

    • Boneshaker

    • By: Cherie Priest
    • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton, Kate Reading
    • Length: 13 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,727
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1,349
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,353

    In the early days of the Civil War, rumors of gold in the frozen Klondike brought hordes of newcomers to the Pacific Northwest. Anxious to compete, Russian prospectors commissioned inventor Leviticus Blue to create a great machine that could mine through Alaska’s ice. Thus was Dr. Blue’s Incredible Bone-Shaking Drill Engine born.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Doesn't live up to potential

    • By Tracey on 02-14-13

    Regular price: $35.93

  • Book 2

    • Clementine

    • A Novel of the Clockwork Century
    • By: Cherie Priest
    • Narrated by: Dina Pearlman, Victor Bevine
    • Length: 5 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 379
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 334
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 333

    Maria Isabella Boyd's success as a Confederate spy has made her too famous for further espionage work, and now her employment options are slim. Exiled, widowed, and on the brink of poverty, she reluctantly goes to work for the Pinkerton National Detective Agency in Chicago. Adding insult to injury, her first big assignment is commissioned by the Union Army. In short, a federally sponsored transport dirigible is being violently pursued across the Rockies, and Uncle Sam isn't pleased.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fun!

    • By Matthew Devlin on 06-18-11

    Regular price: $9.95

  • Book 3

    • Dreadnought

    • By: Cherie Priest
    • Narrated by: Kate Reading
    • Length: 13 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 331
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 257
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 258

    Nurse Mercy Lynch is elbows deep in bloody laundry at a war hospital in Richmond, Virginia, when Clara Barton comes bearing bad news: Mercy’s husband has died in a POW camp. On top of that, a telegram from the west coast declares that her estranged father is gravely injured, and he wishes to see her. Reaching the Mississippi is a harrowing adventure, but that's just the beginning.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Mercy Lynch: nurse extraordinaire

    • By Eivind on 10-07-10

    Regular price: $35.93

  • Book 4

    • Ganymede

    • Clockwork Century, Book 4
    • By: Cherie Priest
    • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
    • Length: 12 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 187
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 170
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 168

    The air pirate Andan Cly is going straight. Well, straighter. Although he’s happy to run alcohol guns wherever the money’s good, he doesn’t think the world needs more sap, or its increasingly ugly side-effects. But becoming legit is easier said than done, and Cly’s first legal gig - a supply run for the Seattle Underground - will be paid for by sap money. New Orleans is not Cly’s first pick for a shopping run. He loved the Big Easy once, back when he also loved a beautiful mixed-race prostitute named Josephine Early - but that was a decade ago, and he hasn’t looked back since.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Too many inconsistencies and missed Kate Reading.

    • By Joshua on 12-02-11

    Regular price: $25.50

    • Jacaranda

    • A Novella of the Clockwork Century
    • By: Cherie Priest
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
    • Length: 4 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 52
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 52
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 52

    On the island of Galveston, off the coast of Southeast Texas, lies a hotel called the Jacaranda. In its single year of operation, two dozen people have died there. The locals say it's cursed. The Rangers say that's nonsense, but they know a man who might be willing to investigate. Horatio Korman crosses the water from the mainland and hopes for the best.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Western Meets Ghost Story

    • By DobieChuck on 09-02-15

    Regular price: $14.95