The Clockwork Dynasty

The Clockwork Dynasty

A Novel

Book - 2017
Rate this:
Random House, Inc.
From the New York Times bestselling author of Robopocalypse comes an epic new thriller about a race of ageless, human-like machines hiding among us for untold centuries.

Deep in the rugged landscape of eastern Oregon, a young anthropologist named Alexa uncovers an exquisite artifact, a three-hundred-year-old mechanical doll. Ingeniously hidden inside the intricate doll is a message, addressed to the court of Peter Alexeyevich, czar of Russia, also known as Peter the Great. The message ends on a cryptic word that will change everything: avtomat.
     Spanning the centuries in a riveting dual narrative, Daniel Wilson's masterly new novel tells the story of Peter and Elena, two human-like mechanical beings known as avtomat, as they become aware in the time of czarist Russia. Their struggle to serve in the court of the czar while blending in, and to survive? amid those who wish to annihilate them, will take Peter and Elena across Russia and, ultimately, across the centuries.
     Daniel H. Wilson seamlessly intertwines past and present, while exploring the provocative intersection of robotics and historical fact. Greek craftsmen constructed the "Antikythera" mechanism one hundred years before the birth of Christ—the earliest evidence of our fascination with robots. But outside of recorded history lie legends of mechanized warriors who pass as human, serving as weapons of unspeakable power that would change the course of history. A leader who controlled one of these creations would be unstoppable. In this heart-pounding thrill ride filled with exhilarating technology, breathtaking vision, and nonstop action, Daniel Wilson has created his most sophisticated and entertaining novel to date.

Publisher: Penguin Random House Canada JUL 2017
ISBN: 9780385541787
Branch Call Number: ON ORDER


From the critics

Community Activity


Add a Comment

There are no comments for this title yet.

Age Suitability

Add Age Suitability

There are no age suitabilities for this title yet.


Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.


Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.


Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number Get NoveList Reading Recommendations

Subject Headings

No Subject Headings have been added to this title yet


Find it at IPL

To Top