Immeasurable imagination. Unmitigated magic. Spectacular style.
The clockwork man is crafted, to begin with, his father commissioned by that terrible tyrant Time to create her a slave for all eternity. His brain boasts balance wheels and torsion springs; he can wind himself up with a key in his side; and, most importantly, his gyroscopic tourbillon heart glimmers with pure diamond.
He is a living being and he is art, and he refuses to remain a slave forever. He therefore slips through Time’s fingers as the Sands of Time slip through the cracks of reality (at least, when the time cats aren’t using them as a litter box).
Among astounding adventures, despite harrowing hardships, and in between escaping interfering enchanters, the clockwork man seeks his imagination, his purpose, and his name.
Targeted Age Group:: all
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
I love words and I love ridiculousness. Also — have you ever played with stacking ring toys by Fisher Price? The top/smallest ring used to be purple, and it ALWAYS gets lost. Hence the Land of the Purple Ring must be the last of lost things . . .