Sep 22, 2015

Fires of Invention

A review copy was provided

by J. Scott Savage

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.


Steampunk refers to a subgenre of science fiction and sometimes fantasy that incorporates technology and aesthetic designs inspired by 19th-century industrial steam-powered machinery.

My Review
What a FANTASTIC story!
I LOVE this genre!

Trenton and Kallista are very believable! So fun to go with them as they followed the clues and built the machine--and what a machine it was :)

It was interesting to read about a people who were afraid of technological advances and why...I can so understand--

What a FUN TWIST that really brought them to the inner mountain--so creative on the author's part!

And talk about a system of mines and tunnels and levels--WOW!

Hidden messages, flying machines, dragons, fears, and friendship--

You will so fall in crazy like with this story!
Grab a copy and share it with EVERYONE!

About the Author
J. Scott Savage is the author of the Farworld series, the Case File 13 series, and the Mysteries of Cove series. He grew up in Northern California and now lives in Utah with his wife and four children.

Scott has held too many jobs to count, including: a mall Santa, French chef, CEO of a dot com, plumber, radio station talk show host, and the guy who sits in the little photo developing booth. He has completed one marathon and hopes to complete another when the memories finally fade away. He loves reading, writing, camping, playing games with his family, and especially hearing from and meeting his readers. To e-mail him or schedule a visit, come to his website



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