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Clockwork Secrets: Heavy Fire

(Clockwork Heart #3)

3.92  ·  Rating details ·  127 ratings  ·  13 reviews
The conclusion of the Clockwork Trilogy, in which Taya and Cristof are sent to Alzana to return the captive airship crews and negotiate for peace with King Quintilio. As international tensions escalate, war is declared on Ondinium, striking at its massive metal heart and resulting in the undoing of Ondinium s isolationist policies as it accustoms itself to a world where it ...more
Paperback, 304 pages
Published September 15th 2014 by EDGE Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing (first published July 31st 2014)
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Feb 21, 2016 rated it really liked it
This was an excellent conclusion to this steampunk series. There is a lot of action and intrigue and things are tied up nicely. While I didn’t enjoy this as much as the first two books (too much politics and war), it was still well done. You definitely want to read the two previous books in the series before reading this one, this book does not stand alone well.

Taya and Cristof are being sent to Alzana to try and prevent a war between Alzana and Ondinium. Enroute they are ambushed and are wrongl
Joanne Watkins USA

This was a reasonable end to the series. But this is a novel of war so it is extremely violent. The violence’s both encompasses mass murder due to weapons of destruction from afar and up close and personal violence. This isn’t my normal style. Cris and Taya feature prominently which was great. But I’m not sure they grew or I got to know them any better which was disappointing.
Aug 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Nice ending to a very entertaining trilogy.

Interesting characters, intriguing plot, and well thought out world. Technological details added to the story even if not always consistent with known science.
Apr 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Good ending

This was satisfying conclusion to the other two Clockwork Heart novels. The other countries in that world were well-described and people from those countries were woven throughout the plot.
Dec 31, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2019, fantasy
4.5 stars

This was a fairly satisfying end to the series with lots of fun aerial battles and action scenes. I would definitely recommend this series.
Kathy Martin
May 09, 2015 rated it really liked it
This book starts at an execution, quickly transitions into an ambush, and leaves our heroes on the run, accused of regicide, and trying to get out of enemy territory. Taya and Cristof have been sent to Alzana to try to prevent them from going to war with Ondinium. However, it turns out that they were just buying time for their country to dig out old weapons and prepare for the war.

They manage to get to another country - Cabisi - while they are fleeing from Alzanan forces in their aircraft. Cab
Jun 28, 2014 rated it really liked it
This was a great conclusion to the clockwork heart trilogy! There are airship battles and cool gadgets along with lots swashbuckling adventure. I particularly liked the parts in Cabiel and the addition of Jinian to the team. If you liked the first two novels, this one definitely won't disappoint.

The only thing that got a bit annoying was Taya's constant whining about the fact that people might get hurt...That's pretty much what happens in war, and I got tired of hearing her cry about it. Thankfu
Jan 23, 2015 rated it it was ok
Shelves: z2015-read
I think this would be a super good book if you've read the first two in the trilogy. Sadly, I was mostly lost trying to decipher the plot and understand what all the flying is about! Taya is an Icarus which means she has metal wings and flies around. There was a good bit fighting and intrigue between the castes and a nice steampunk setting that was very well written; Pagliassotti does a great job with integrating all these weird elements into the plot and getting the story told. It goes quickly ...more
Jan 20, 2015 rated it liked it
While this was a satisfying conclusion to the trilogy many of the elements that made the first two books interesting (different cultures, social systems & mores) were not really explored in this novel. Instead it was more a classic race against time to defeat the evil people. ...more
Donna O'Sin Jones
Aug 31, 2016 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this trilogy. The author has a good, descriptive writing style, doesn't get too verbose or overly detailed, and works a nice balance between action and character relationships. Good, exciting plotlines.
Mar 31, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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My review is available at Cannonball Read. ...more
May 20, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: steampunk
I love it. Except I wish I hadn't read it too fast. Review to come
Oct 27, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: on-the-kobo
No disappointments for me with this third book in a trilogy.
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Dru Pagliassotti is a writer in the genres of steampunk, horror, and fantasy. She's also a professor of communication at California Lutheran University, where she keeps her colleagues guessing by teaching courses on Venetian culture and comic books and by researching subjects such as yaoi and steampunk webcomics.

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