What an adventure! Full of action and secrets waiting to be uncovered, this is a book you will want to read in one go!
When Lily's inventor father disappears in his airship, Dragonfly, she is determined to find him. Locked in her room by the awful housekeeper, Madame Verdigris, Lily escapes with the help of Robert, the clock maker's son and her mechanical fox, Malkin. Chased by silver-eyed men who will destroy anything that gets in their way, they embark on an amazing adventure which takes them to London.
Once the story gets going, there is no stopping it and the reader finds themself swept along in the adventure. The book is full of very engaging characters: Lily is feisty and head strong whilst Robert is more reserved, but equally brave. The mechanicals are wonderful- Mrs Rust is my favourite!
Gripping twists will keep you turning the pages to the very end. I'm delighted to see that there will be a sequel, 'Moonlocket', next year.
Cogheart by Peter Bunzl, illustrated by Becca Stadtlander
Usborne ISBN: 978-1474915007