By now, you know what a fan of the Periodic Series I am. Megan Curd has created a world unlike any other — a unique fusion of Steampunk and Dystopia that blends mystery and romance into a beautiful tale of adventure and intrigue. Here’s a quick synopsis:
IRON PENDULUM Synopsis
A month ago, Avery thought the world ended outside Dome Four. Thought she was one of the few of her kind. Thought the war that brought the human race to the brink of extinction was over.
But a month can change everything.
After fighting to escape a tyranny she didn’t even know existed, Avery has had to come to grips with all the secrets she’s uncovered. But more secrets continue to come to light, revealing how little of her world she truly knew. When evidence starts to show that Dome Four might be under siege, Avery knows what she must do.
Returning to the dome she longed to escape is a challenge for Avery, but now she knows there’s corruption lurking in the shadows. A massive steam shortage leaves half the dome without power, and people are falling ill. Dying.
And they’re blaming Avery.
A month can change everything. One more month could kill everyone. The clock is ticking.
This book, oh this book! Megan Curd’s story telling just keeps getting better and better. Wasting no time getting back into Avery’s story, we see a different side of the world, one where Avery is placed into the middle of a brewing civil war. She will face unspeakable loss and impossible decisions — and I still can’t forgive Megan for ripping out my heart a couple of times, but I also love her for it. Like its title suggests, Iron Pendulum swings back and forth Jax and Avery and the crew find themselves in over their heads more than once. Unafraid to explore the darker sides of humanity, Curd creates characters who are complex, compelling, and completely relatable. Even the hero, Avery, will realize there are far more grey areas in the world than we’d like to admit. Facing odds that would bring most people to their knees, Avery has to dig deep to take her heartbreak and rage and overcome seemingly insurmountable odds. But, in typical Curd fashion, this roller coaster ride takes you through many twists and turns. Just when you think you know what’s going to happen, something unexpected pops up. It’s a brilliant mix of realism and fantasy, and one I can’t get enough of. Do yourself a favor and check out this series, you can start now with this exclusive excerpt:
Jaxon’s watch beeped, warning us we’d been gone three hours. Sari sighed, took a piece of chalk from her pocket, and put a big X on the cement wall. “Time to get back to headquarters. I’m marking this tunnel as a no-go. The Zeros will be back to hunt us sooner than we want to believe, and I don’t feel like heading into their lair.”
We headed to the labyrinth of tunnels that led to the Alliance Headquarters. After weeks of traversing them, we’d committed the turns to memory.
“I think I need a vacation from running around in crap,” Jaxon said as he took my hand in his. “We should go outside when we get back.”
My heart soared. We hadn’t been allowed outside since the day after I awoke. The UV rays were still dangerous, and we were right on the edge of Dome Four. We couldn’t risk being seen; or worse, being burned by the sun. All the same, the proposition was thrilling.
“Really? We could do that?”
“Why not? I think after being in these subterranean tunnels for a week, we deserve some sunshine. I’m sure Lexie won’t mind, as long as we don’t get turned into crispy critters in the process.”
About Megan Curd:
Megan Curd is a graduate of Northwestern College in St. Paul, Minnesota. While having always enjoyed reading any books she could get her hands on, Megan didn’t begin writing until a friend encouraged her to do so while in college. When not writing, Megan enjoys spending time with her family and friends. Photography, traveling and snowboarding are hobbies she loves, and she doesn’t turn down the opportunity to play xBox with her brother and friends when it presents itself. Megan currently resides in Ohio with her husband and son, where she is trying to convert them into Buckeye fans.
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