The Clockwork God (Aboard the Great Iron Horse Book 1)
Jamie Sedgwick, author
Socrates the steampunk ape is back in an all new series! The Iron Horse is a massive steam-powered locomotive full of ancient and surprising technological wonders. With his crew of warriors, miscreants, and genetic anomalies, Socrates’ mission is to scour the world in search of starfall, the mysterious element that powers the great city of Sanctuary and most of the world’s steam technology. Supplies of starfall are running low, and unless they can locate another source, all civilization may soon collapse. Starfall also happens to be Socrates’ power source, and without it, he will die. On their first adventure, the crew confronts a bizarre cult of isolationists and their strange “Clockwork God.” Meanwhile, several crewmembers have gone missing and tensions are rising as mutineers conspire to overthrow Socrates and destroy the train. As the conflict comes to a boil, a power more ancient and sinister than anything they have ever imagined threatens to destroy them all.