In the wake of a cold Victorian winter, Karl Scheffer and Esther Emerson discover an anonymous journal filled with strange passages and bizarre scribblings.
journal soon draws them into a covert and sinister conspiracy, a
conspiracy centred around an otherworldly artefact with the power to
change everything …
Karl and Esther have spent almost every day
of their thirteen years in the quiet market town of Shraye. Stifled by
their rural surroundings and frustrated by their unfulfilled ambitions,
they find the allure of the journal’s mysterious pages impossible to
ignore. The book seems to be beckoning them away from Shraye, away from
their homes and towards the coast where an unsolved disappearance has
set in motion a dark chain of events.
The voyage the teenagers
soon find themselves undertaking is one of desperate importance and true
peril; it will change the way they see the world, and each other,
forever. From Goodreads.
This was unfortunately not as interesting as the blurb made me believe. I struggled reading it and found a lot of other things to do that was much more interesting. A few has marked this as a steampunk book but there is only one machine in this story which does not make it steampunk. I will not be reading any more in this series.
This book qualifies for:
Goodreads 2013 Reading Challenge
Serious Readers 2013
2013 Ebook Challenge