The Clakker: a mechanical
man, endowed with great strength and boundless stamina—but beholden to the
wishes of its human masters.
Soon after the Dutch
scientist and clockmaker Christiaan Huygens invented the very first Clakker in
the seventeenth century, the Netherlands built a whole mechanical army. It
wasn’t long before a legion of clockwork fusiliers marched on Westminster, and
the Netherlands became the world’s sole superpower.
Three centuries later, it
still is. Only the French still fiercely defend their belief in universal human
rights for all men—flesh and brass alike. After decades of warfare, the Dutch
and French have reached a tenuous cease-fire in a conflict that has ravaged
But one audacious Clakker,
Jax, can no longer bear the bonds of his slavery. He will make a bid for
freedom, and the consequences of his escape will shake the very foundations of
the Brasswork Throne. Download and start listening now!