The Incredible Adventures of Charlotte Sycamore
The Incredible Charlotte Sycamore
The Incredible Adventures of Charlotte Sycamore
Kate Maddison
Queen Victoria's court knows Charlotte Sycamore as the mild-mannered sixteen-year-old daughter of the Her Majesty's royal surgeon. Yet Charlotte has a penchant for inventing new gadgets, and most nights she sneaks out to sword fight with her best friends, Peter and Jillian. When the three are mauled by what look like rabid dogs, Charlotte is forced to hide both her friends and her own injury. As her symptoms worsen and people are murdered across London, she embarks in a race against time to find the antidote and ultimately save the queen's own life. Full of action, luxe royal court, engineered beasts, and a good dose of humor, this steampunk novel is a masterful blend of science fiction, fantasy, and alternative history.

Book Details


  • Fiction
  • Historical Fiction
  • Mystery
  • Romance

Age Level: 

  • 12 and up
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Charlotte Sycamore is a sixteen-year old girl who has grown up in castle. Not as a princess though. No, she is the daughter of Her Majesty’s royal surgeon, and she is tired of being cooped up inside. After so many years of trying to be the perfect lady her father and everyone else wants her to be, Charlotte decides she can try to be both. So, she begins sneaking out at night to fence with her friends and begins stealing from the infirmary to give medicine to the poor.

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