Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday - 9/15

Okay "Waiting On Wednesday" is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine.

This week my Waiting on Wednesday book is Dreadnought (Clockwork Century, Book 3) by Cherie Priest.  So far I have loved the previous two books in this series, the books aren't really related other than being in the same world, so you can start anywhere in the series.  You can read my review of the first book Boneshaker here and of the second book Clementine here.

Dreadnought (Clockwork Century, Book 3) by Cherie Priest
DreadnoughtPages: 400 pages
Publisher: Tor Books
Release Date: September 28th, 2010
ISBN:  978-0765325785

Synopsis from "Nurse Mercy Lynch is elbows deep in bloody laundry at a war hospital in Richmond, Virginia, when Clara Barton comes bearing bad news: Mercy’s husband has died in a POW camp. On top of that, a telegram from the west coast declares that her estranged father is gravely injured, and he wishes to see her. Mercy sets out toward the Mississippi River. Once there, she’ll catch a train over the Rockies and—if the telegram can be believed—be greeted in Washington Territory by the sheriff, who will take her to see her father in Seattle.

Reaching the Mississippi is a harrowing adventure by dirigible and rail through war-torn border states. When Mercy finally arrives in St. Louis, the only Tacoma-bound train is pulled by a terrifying Union-operated steam engine called the Dreadnought. Reluctantly, Mercy buys a ticket and climbs aboard.

What ought to be a quiet trip turns deadly when the train is beset by bushwhackers, then vigorously attacked by a band of Rebel soldiers. The train is moving away from battle lines into the vast, unincorporated west, so Mercy can’t imagine why they’re so interested. Perhaps the mysterious cargo secreted in the second and last train cars has something to do with it?

Mercy is just a frustrated nurse who wants to see her father before he dies. But she’ll have to survive both Union intrigue and Confederate opposition if she wants to make it off the Dreadnought alive."


  1. Looks like it would be an interesting read. I hope you enjoy it when it's released. Have a great day :)

    Here's my WOW for the week

  2. I think would like this one!

    My WOW this week at Housewife Blues and Chihuahua Stories is for an Anthology

    jackie ^_^

  3. I am undecided about this book. I hope you get your book and that you enjoy it. Check out what I am Waiting on Wednesday for.

  4. I've only recently gotten into the steampunk thing (thanks to Clockwork Angel, which isn't even wholly steampunk lol) So I'm definitely in the market for recommendations! Thanks for sharing this title - it sounds like a really interesting series!

    Stopping by on the hop & love your site!

  5. Hi Casey,
    You should definitely check out Cherie Priest's Clockwork Century series if you are into steampunk. Some other good steampunk series are Gail Carriger's Parasole Protectorate (a bit more steampunk-romance). Scott Westerfeld also has a great new steampunk series: the first book in that is Leviathan.

    Thanks for stopping by!

    - Karissa