The Fire Opal Mechanism
The Fire Opal Mechanism is the fast-paced and lively sequel to Fran Wilde's The Jewel and Her LapidaryJewels and their lapidaries and have all but passed into myth. Jorit, broke and branded a thief, just wants to escape the Far Reaches for something better. Ania, a rumpled librarian, is trying to protect her books from the Pressmen, who value knowledge but none of the humanity that generates it. When they stumble upon a mysterious clock powered by an ancient jewel, they may discover secrets in the past that will change the future forever.
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Praise for Fran Wilde
"The Jewel and Her Lapidary is a splendid tale of courage and transformation in a world as exquisite as Wilde's prose. You will be utterly entranced." --Ken Liu, Hugo, Nebula, and World Fantasy Award winner and author of The Grace of Kings
"Extraordinary world-building and cascading levels of intrigue make Wilde's debut fantasy novel soar." --Publishers Weekly on Updraft