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Maddie Hatter and the Gilded Gauge

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EBOOK – Maddie Hatter investigates a case of industrial espionage.

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A mysterious message from a midnight duelist sends fashion reporter Maddie Hatter to New York’s finest parasol dueling academy, where she foils a daring daylight kidnapping.

The grateful rescuee, only daughter of an American Steamlord, offers Maddie a job as her bodyguard. Soon both young ladies are up to their lace gloves in industrial intrigue and irrepressible street urchins.

Maddie’s clockwork bird faces danger too: hungry owls, curious inventors, even a clockwork foe that hides sneaky tricks behind its jewel-green eyes. From the mansions of Park Avenue to the Statue of Liberty, Maddie hunts a fearless spy and confronts an unexpected power from her past.

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1 review for Maddie Hatter and the Gilded Gauge

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    This second adventure finds Maddie in steampunk New York where the technology may lag behind that of the Continent but the criminals are no less devious. Maddie accepts the role of protector for Miss Emmeline Gatsby-Gage, daughter of a newly affluent American Steamlord whose not-yet-licenced invention makes the young lady a ransom target. The responsibility takes Maddie on a swashbuckling pursuit through the streets of a New York City skewed through a funhouse lens. Even with the aid of familiar friends, real and clockwork, and the support of a band of street urchins led by the cheeky Cat Cheshire—Oliver with a steampunk twist—Maddie must use her wits and her formidable skills in the deadly art of parasol duelling to keep her charge—and herself—safe.

    In this page-turning escapade Barnard skillfully and economically drops in just enough information to keep the reader anchored in this alternate history where airships, spy-spiders, and a segmented, rotating Statue of Liberty are not only believable but leave us wondering what other devices she’ll dream up for Maddie’s next adventure.

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