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In city that depends on highly trained singers to keep their clockwork machines in perfectly working order, one such singer, Siri, comes up against a chaos-maker, a man of power who despises the predictability of clockwork.
Steampunk note: Featured in an anthology of steampunk romance fiction. Set in the same world as Ryles's novel, Heart Fire, but in a different time and country. The city at the centre of the story runs on clockwork and depends on singers to keep their machines working perfectly: under the blandishments of the chaos-maker, the singers are not only rendered powerless but forced into clockwork simulacra of their own bodies.
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