Beyond the Starline
An orphaned child.
A mysterious device.
Cut-throat pirates who'd kill to get it.
When her mother is killed by pirates, a young girl is thrust into a dangerous quest to find the father she never knew...
Harriet Howland is happy to day-dream, listening to the tales of adventure the roguish sky monkey Sibelius tells her at their secret meetings. But when her tower home is attacked by bloodthirsty pirates and her mother killed, she finds herself forced headlong into a dangerous struggle for survival. What is the mysterious device the dying woman thrust into her hands? Who is the strange Professor Poliakoff she's been told will help her? Can she find out before the murderous pirates close in?
As the mysteries unfold and the danger mounts, Harriet discovers nothing is as it seems. It will take all her wit and courage to tell truth from lies, true friends from secret enemies, and finally confront the dark ghosts of her past...
Beyond the Starline is the first in a trilogy of steampunk adventure novels for readers from 9 years to adult. If you like a fantastical, page-turning adventure story with a gutsy heroine, as heart-wrenching as it is exciting, I hope you'll love my tale of courage, friendship and hope pitted against terrifying odds.
Beyond the Starline has been by Clockwork Press and is available in both print and electronic editions from all good bookstores on and off-line.
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