Clockwork Heart

Version: Unabridged
Author: Dru Pagliassotti
Narrator: Kate Rudd
Genres: Science Fiction
Publisher: Brilliance Corporation
Published In: March 2012
# of Units: 11 CDs
Length: 12 hours, 51 minutes
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Taya soars over Ondinium on metal wings. She is an icarus-a courier privileged to travel freely across the city's sectors and mingle indiscriminately among its castes. But even she can't outfly the web of terrorism, loyalty, murder, and intrigue that snares her after a daring mid-air rescue. Taya finds herself entangled with the Forlore brothers, scions of an upperclass family: handsome, brilliant Alister, who sits on the governing council and writes programs for the Great Engine; and awkward, sharp-tongued Cristof, who has exiled himself from his caste and repairs clocks in Ondinium's lowest sector. Both hide dangerous secrets, in this city that beats to the ticking of a clockwork heart . . .

Author Details

Author Details

Pagliassotti, Druann

Druann Pagliassotti teaches at California Luthernan University and has been running her webzine, The Harrow, for over ten years. She enjoys traveling, adores iguanas, and can't fix any of her four broken pocket watches. Clockwork Heart is her first novel.

Pagliassotti, Dru

Dru Pagliassotti is a professor of communication at California Lutheran University, where she teaches media theory and practice. She published and edited The Harrow, an online literary magazine for fantasy and horror, from 1998 to 2009. As a long-time roleplayer, Dru worked at About.Com's Guide to roleplaying games from 1998 to 2001, writing weekly columns about roleplaying and reviewing hundreds of RPG systems and supplements; she had a brief appearance in About.Com's very first commercial, dressed as a swordswoman in a black doublet and pantaloons. Her martial arts training in judo, ju-jitsu, and aikido comes in handy when writing fight scenes.