The Inventor's Secret

3 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 69 ratings

The Inventor's Secret Publisher's Summary

New from Andrea Cremer, the New York Times best-selling author of the Nightshade novels, comes an action-packed alternate-history steampunk adventure.

In this world, sixteen-year-old Charlotte and her fellow refugees have scraped out an existence on the edge of Britain’s industrial empire. Though they live by the skin of their teeth, they have their health (at least when they can find enough food and avoid the Imperial Labor Gatherers) and each other. When a new exile with no memory of his escape or even his own name seeks shelter in their camp he brings new dangers with him and secrets about the terrible future that awaits all those who have struggled has to live free of the bonds of the empire’s Machineworks.

The Inventor’s Secret is the first book of a YA steampunk series set in an alternate nineteenth-century North America where the Revolutionary War never took place and the British Empire has expanded into a global juggernaut propelled by marvelous and horrible machinery. Perfect for fans of Libba Bray's The Diviners, Cassandra Clare's Clockwork Angel, ScottWesterfeld's Leviathan and Phillip Reeve's Mortal Engines.

©2014 Penguin Audio; 2014 Andrea Cremer
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  • Book 1

    • The Inventor's Secret

    • By: Andrea Cremer
    • Narrated by: Leslie Bellair
    • Length: 7 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 41
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 36
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 37

    In this world, sixteen-year-old Charlotte and her fellow refugees have scraped out an existence on the edge of Britain’s industrial empire. Though they live by the skin of their teeth, they have their health (at least when they can find enough food and avoid the Imperial Labor Gatherers) and each other. When a new exile with no memory of his escape or even his own name seeks shelter in their camp he brings new dangers with him and secrets about the terrible future that awaits all those who have struggled has to live free of the bonds of the empire’s Machineworks.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Mechanically great

    • By Guylou on 05-21-14

    Regular price: $28.00

  • Book 2

    • The Conjurer's Riddle

    • The Inventor's Secret, Book 2
    • By: Andrea Cremer
    • Narrated by: Leslie Belaire
    • Length: 7 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    Charlotte leads her group of exiles west, plunging into a wild world of shady merchants and surly rivermen on the way to New Orleans. But as Charlotte learns more about the revolution she has championed, she wonders if she's on the right side after all.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Enjoyed it very much.

    • By Jeanette on 03-21-16

    Regular price: $34.99

  • Book 3

    • The Turncoat's Gambit

    • By: Andrea Cremer
    • Narrated by: Leslie Bellair
    • Length: 6 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 11

    Charlotte has spent her whole life fighting the British Empire, following in the footsteps of her parents and their group of rebels. But when her reunion with her mother laid bare horrible truths about the rebellion, Charlotte knew she had to escape. Now she is on the run, with no idea who the enemy is - or which of her compatriots is truly on her side.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • super awesome book!<br /><br />I would reccomend this book.

    • By Anonymous User on 08-17-18

    Regular price: $34.99