Author(s): Daniel H. Wilson
A Best Science Fiction and Fantasy Book of 2017 -Kirkus
When June Stefanov, a young anthropologist specializing in ancient technology, uncovers a terrible secret concealed in the workings of a three-hundred-year-old mechanical doll, she finds herself in the middle of a hidden war that has raged for centuries.
In the depths of the Kremlin in 1725, the tsar's loyal mechanician brings to life two astonishingly humanlike mechanical beings. Peter and Elena are a brother and sister possessed with uncanny power and destined to fight an ancient battle.
The Clockwork Dynastyinterweaves past and present, exploring a race of beings designed to live by ironclad principles, yet constantly searching for meaning. As June plunges deeper into their world, her choices will ultimately determine their fate. Richly-imagined and heart-pounding, Daniel H. Wilson's novel combines exquisitely drawn characters with visionary technology-and riveting action.