Author: J. Scott Savage
Series: Mysteries of Cove #1
Genres: Middle Grade Speculative
Format: Audio, eBook, Print
Date: September 29, 2015
Publisher: Shadow Mountain
Trenton Colman is a creative thirteen-year-old boy with a knack for all things mechanical. But his talents are viewed with suspicion in Cove, a steam-powered city built inside a mountain. In Cove, creativity is a crime and invention is a curse word.
Kallista Babbage is a repair technician and daughter of the notorious Leo Babbage, whose father died in an explosion an event the leaders of Cove point to as an example of the danger of creativity.
Working together, Trenton and Kallista learn that Leo Babbage was developing a secret project before he perished. Following clues he left behind, they begin to assemble a strange machine that is unlikely anything they ve ever seen before. They soon discover that what they are building may threaten every truth their city is founded on and quite possibly their very lives.A steam-powered city. A secret project. A strange machine. Fires of Invention by J. Scott Savage Click To Tweet
Loved listening to this! What an awesome middle grade story! I loved the world building — the city built into a mountain where creativity is pretty much illegal. Loved the main characters and their growing friendship. Loved the dragon! Loved it!