Lost in the great machine…
Finn’s childhood in the valley is idyllic, but across the plains lies a threat. Engn is an ever-growing steam-powered fortress that needs a never-ending supply of workers. Generation after generation have been taken away, escorted into its depths by the mysterious and terrifying ironclads, never to return.
The Masters of Engn first take Finn’s sister, then his friend. Finn thinks he, at least, is safe - until the day the ironclads come to haul him away too.
Yet all is not lost, because Finn has a plan. In the peace of the valley he and his friends made a pact: a promise to join the mythical wreckers and end Engn’s tyranny.
But now on his own, lost and thwarted in the vastness of Engn, Finn begins to have doubts. Are his friends really working to destroy Engn?
Or have they become part of the machine?
Reviews for Engn
This is an amazing steam punk novel that drew me in fairly quickly, it did take a while for the major action to take place though. I found the whole concept of the world run by this huge machine that takes people and has them tested and toil inside the innner workings to level up to different parts of the machine. I thought the author did a great job of describing all the innner workings and the many relationships between the characters. You are kept guessing through out the whole novel where Finn is actually going to end [...]