"Zounds! It's Victorian London circa 1895, and the sudden impact of steam-driven technology has advanced high society into a new golden age! Sure, the robots have replaced the jobs of London's poorest, and the lower classes are revolting (when aren't they, old chap?) but life is grand, thanks to the mysterious Ember Steambot Factory, its brilliant machines, and its head creator - the amazing Erasmus Croach!
But when Croach's brilliant, troubled niece, Sally, crosses paths with that of Sky, a law enforcement steambot who's started having dreams, the two of them inadvertently discover that Ember is cutting corners on its construction methods in the most gruesome way imaginable! Can a mischievous twelve-year-old girl and a powerful boy robot expose Ember's evil plans - before the city loses its children?" (Source: Back cover)