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 sixteen 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.
I am in a lazy mood, and that is not good for review purposes so...
Zeke is an idiot teen who goes into the forbidden town where there are zombies, cos he wants to clear his dad's name (his dad destroyed Seattle and boom zombies.)
Brian finds that her idiot son has gone into the forbidden zombie infested town so she goes after him.
It's the 1880s. It's steampunk, and yes this world actually feel steampunk, + with zombies. The world was different, there wasn't just gadgets. An interesting world.
But then it wrapped up nicely and I saw that book 2 is not even about them. It's about new people. I wanna see how it goes with Seattle and the zombies.
Interesting, but something was still missing (I think it might have been the characters.)
Paperback, 416 pages
Published September 29th 2009 by Tor Books
The Clockwork Century #1