The Clockwork Conspiracy: A Steampunk Fairytale

The Clockwork Conspiracy: A Steampunk Fairytale

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Lucas Watson By lucwatson Completed

A hidden tower. A trapped servant. An evil enchantress. Sound familiar?

In a bygone world of steam and airships, Alek builds singing automatons for the villainous Lady Elise, hoping that one day he can buy his freedom. Everything changes when a healer's apprentice happens upon the tower. With Felix's help, Alek learns of a whole new world beyond the boundaries of his tower. If they're lucky, he can escape the Lady's grasp once and for all. But to do so, they'll need allies, ingenuity, and a lot of courage.

Read on for a tale rife with adventure, magic, and unexpected love, set against the backdrop of a familiar fairy tale.
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MegMerriet MegMerriet Apr 19, 2017
I saw this at the Steampunk world fair one year! I have one of the little ones (not quite so sophisticated, but made by the same guy who makes these).
MegMerriet MegMerriet Apr 19, 2017
Nice characterization. I get a feel for your characters right away
elveloy elveloy Dec 01, 2016
An interesting start! @MoonLoop - this might be a good one for @ProjectPrism ?
- - Dec 15, 2016
I like how you began the story, this is my first transgender story, but this feels rather unique. Like @SpiderPrincess, I noticed the change in tense. Other than that, I really like the idea of your story!
Maddish Maddish Nov 15, 2016
XD omygosh, thanks for the dedication! I've never had someone do that before, I was very surprised! And wonderful writing, there is lovely quirkiness to all your characters already! Good luck in your writing!