The Dark Unwinding
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The Dark Unwinding

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A spine-tingling tale of steampunk and spies, intrigue and heart-racing romance! When Katharine Tulman's inheritance is called into question by the rumor that her eccentric uncle is squandering away the family fortune, she is sent to his estate to have him committed to an asylum. But instead of a lunatic, Katharine discovers a genius inventor with his own set of rules, who employs a village of nine hundred people rescued from the workhouses of London. Katharine is now torn between protecting her own inheritance and preserving the peculiar community she grows to care for deeply. And her choices are made even more complicated by a handsome apprentice, a secretive student, and fears for her own sanity. As the mysteries of the estate begin to unravel, it is clear that not only is her uncle's world at stake, but also the state of England as Katharine knows it. With twists and turns at every corner, this heart-racing adventure will captivate readers with its intrigue, thrills, and romance.show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Hardback | 318 pages
  • 142.24 x 210.82 x 33.02mm | 498.95g
  • Scholastic US
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0545327865
  • 9780545327862
  • 411,710

About Professor Sharon Cameron

Sharon Cameron was awarded the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators' Sue Alexander Award for Most Promising New Work for THE DARK UNWINDING, which is her debut novel. Sharon lives in Nashville, Tennessee, and you can visit her online at www.sharoncameronbooks.com.show more

Our customer reviews

The eccentric cast of characters in this book is what made the story for me. Katharine on her own is interesting enough, but surround her with her uncle, a creative and lovely apprentice, a mute child with bunny rabbit in tow, a lady's maid that doesn't ever stay quiet, well, the list goes on - but these characters are all wonderful on their own and even more intriguing when they are playing off of one another. I was a bit disappointed in the mystery part of the story and didn't like the reasoning for what was behind all of it. It seemed a bit of a stretch, a bit out of place, and a bit too simple underneath it all. The ending came to a close very quickly and very neatly, I almost wish it hadn't so that there would have been more to the story, more places for these odd characters to go. This isn't heavy on the steampunk - basically it's just the creations that her uncle creates and I would have liked to have seen more of those out in the community that he lives in. It would be wonderful for a second book to feature more of that to give it more of a steampunk feel. I certainly wouldn't mind reading more about Katharine and her uncle. ARC reviewed by Jessica for Book Sake. Book Received: For free from publisher in exchange for an honest review.show more
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