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A reward has been offered for my head. They’ve nicknamed me the Robin Hood Surgeon.
Surrounded by fascinating inventions and mechanical creatures, I’m desperately trying to hide my secret identity. My father, royal surgeon to the Queen, is unaware that his seemingly timid daughter, Charlotte, is the treasonous thief who’s stealing his medical supplies to treat the poor.
Now I’m accused of an additional crime—the mysterious theft of two royal horses. I didn’t take the animals, I swear.
I’m forced to choose between my dutiful respect for my father and the pull of my closest friends—including the hidden affections with my handsome and devoted ally. How am I to remain by his side when my father has arranged my possible marriage to an older stranger who’s out at sea?
While my friends and I sword fight through the dangerous, gaslamp filled streets of Victorian London, and battle alongside a giant mechanical serpent to find the beautiful missing horses, we struggle for our lives.
Will anyone listen to my suspicions? Or has everyone underestimated me and my loyal friends and our brilliant abilities to solve the mysteries of the Palace?
Join Charlotte’s exciting quest to uncover the truth in this YA fantasy mystery. Filled with spellbinding action, a romance dilemma, and unforgettable friends—in the thrilling, science fiction teen world from USA TODAY bestselling author, Kate Bridges.
“The plot is engaging…a forbidden romance…twists and turns…” The Caffeinated Book Reviewer