The final volume in the New York Times–bestselling, award-winning steampunk trilogy by Kevin J. Anderson and legendary Rush drummer Neil Peart
In Clockwork Angels and Clockwork Lives, readers met the optimistic young hero Owen Hardy, as well as the more reluctant adventurer Marinda Peake, in an amazing world of airships and alchemy, fantastic carnivals and lost cities. Now Owen Hardy, retired and content in his quiet, perfect life with the beautiful Francesca, is pulled into one last adventure with his eager grandson Alain. This final mission for the Watchmaker will take them up to the frozen lands of Ultima Thule and the ends of the Earth. Marinda Peake must undertake a mission of her own, not only to compile the true life story of the mysterious Watchmaker, but also to stop a deadly new group of anarchists.
The Clockwork trilogy is based on the story and lyrics from the last album of musical titans Rush, with Anderson and Peart expanding the world, stories, and characters. The two developed the final novel in the trilogy in the last years of Peart’s life, and more than a year after his passing, Anderson returned to that unfinished project, with the full support of Peart’s wife, bringing Owen and Marinda’s stories to a satisfying and stirring conclusion.
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Kevin J. Anderson has published more than 170 books, 58 of which have been national or international bestsellers. He has written numerous novels in the Dune, Star Wars, and X-Files universes, as well as Clockwork Angels, Clockwork Lives, and Drumbeats with Neil Peart. His original works include the Saga of Seven Suns series, the Terra Incognita fantasy trilogy, the Wake the Dragon trilogy, and his humorous horror series featuring Dan Shamble, Zombie PI. Anderson and his wife, Rebecca Moesta, are the publishers of WordFire Press. His most recent novels are Stake, Kill Zone, and Spine of the Dragon. Anderson lives in Colorado.
Neil Peart was the drummer and lyricist of the legendary rock band Rush and the author of Ghost Rider, The Masked Rider, Traveling Music, Roadshow, Far and Away, Far and Near, Far and Wide, and, with Kevin J. Anderson, the Clockwork trilogy and Drumbeats.
Published: June 2022
Dimensions: 6 x 9 in.
“Readers will enjoy the saga’s surprising end as well as its championing of the freedom of choice.” — Booklist
“Anderson has delivered an extraordinary, heartfelt farewell, both to the world of the Watchmaker and to Peart. Clockwork Destiny explodes with longing, love and adventure to the far reaches of the world … Kevin J. Anderson should be very proud of this volume. It is a beautiful adventure. Heartbreaking and uplifting, it is a fitting goodbye to a wonderful world explored over the course of an entertaining and thoughtful trilogy. That it also doubles as an honest and emotional farewell to a friend and amazing wordsmith in his own right enriches the result to the status of sublime perfection.” — BookReporter