The Lazarus Machine
The Lazarus Machine (Tweed and Nightingale Adventures)
The Lazarus Machine
Paul Crilley
Steampunk adventure for fans of Sherlock Holmes and Doctor WhoAn alternate 1895, A world where Charles Babbage and Ada Lovelace perfected the Difference Engine. Where steam and Tesla-powered computers are everywhere. Where automatons powered by human souls venture out into the sprawling London streets. Where the Ministry, a secretive government agency, seeks to control everything in the name of the Queen. It is in this claustrophobic, paranoid city that seventeen-year old Sebastian Tweed and his conman father struggle to eke out a living. But all is not well. A murderous, masked gang has moved into London, spreading terror through the criminal ranks as they take over the underworld. As the gang carves up more and more of the city, a single name comes to be uttered in fearful whispers, Professor Moriarty.When Tweed's father is kidnapped by Moriarty, he is forced to team up with information broker, Octavia Nightingale, to track him down. But he soon realizes that his father's disappearance is just a tiny piece of a political conspiracy that could destroy the British Empire and plunge the world into a horrific war.

Book Details


  • Fantasy
  • Juvenile Fiction
  • Science Fiction

Age Level: 

  • 12 and up
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The Lazarus Machine by Paul Crilley is a book about a young man named Sebastian Tweed, who lives in London. One night, Sebastian's father is captured by mysterious people. When Sebastian is looking for help, he meets a girl who has the same problem as him. They embark on a dangerous journey to try to save their parents, but they find out many disturbing truths about the British government along the way.


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