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By Kevin J. Anderson Neil Peart | Comments: ( 566 ) | Date: ( Feb 22, 2020 )

Some lives can be summed up in a sentence or two Other lives are epics In Clockwork Angels , 1 bestselling author Kevin J Anderson and legendary Rush drummer and lyricist Neil Peart created a fabulous, adventurous steampunk world in a novel to accompany the smash Rush concept album of the same name It was a world of airships and alchemy, clockwork carnivals, piratesSome lives can be summed up in a sentence or two Other lives are epics.In Clockwork Angels, 1 bestselling author Kevin J Anderson and legendary Rush drummer and lyricist Neil Peart created a fabulous, adventurous steampunk world in a novel to accompany the smash Rush concept album of the same name It was a world of airships and alchemy, clockwork carnivals, pirates, lost cities, a rigid Watchmaker who controlled every aspect of life, and his nemesis, the ruthless and violent Anarchist who wanted to destroy it all.Anderson and Peart have returned to their colourful creation to explore the places and the characters that still have a hold on their imagination Marinda Peake is a woman with a quiet, perfect life in a small village she long ago gave up on her dreams and ambitions to take care of her ailing father, an alchemist and an inventor When he dies, he gives Marinda a mysterious inheritance a blank book that she must fill with other people s stories and ultimately her own.Clockwork Lives is a steampunk Canterbury Tales, and much , as Marinda strives to change her life from a mere sentence or two to a true epic.

  • Title: Clockwork Lives
  • Author: Kevin J. Anderson Neil Peart
  • ISBN: 9781770412941
  • Page: 338
  • Format: Hardcover

About Author:

Kevin J. Anderson Neil Peart

Yes, I have a lot of books, and if this is your first visit to my author page, it can be a little overwhelming If you are new to my work, let me recommend a few titles as good places to start I love my Dan Shamble, Zombie P.I series, humorous horror mysteries, which begin with DEATH WARMED OVER My steampunk fantasy adventures, CLOCKWORK ANGELS and CLOCKWORK LIVES, written with Neil Peart, legendary drummer from Rush, are two of my very favorite novels ever And my magnum opus, the science fiction epic The Saga of Seven Suns, begins with HIDDEN EMPIRE After you ve tried those, I hope you ll check out some of my other series.I have written spin off novels for Star Wars, StarCraft, Titan A.E and The X Files, and is the co author of the Dune prequels His original works include the Saga of Seven Suns series and the Nebula Award nominated Assemblers of Infinity He has also written several comic books including the Dark Horse Star Wars collection Tales of the Jedi written in collaboration with Tom Veitch, Predator titles also for Dark Horse , and X Files titles for Topps.I serve as a judge in the Writers of the Future contest.My wife is author Rebecca Moesta They currently reside near Monument, Colorado.

Comments Clockwork Lives

  • Christie Perez

    As a HUGE lifelong Rush fan and now a Kevin J. Anderson fan, I could not wait for this book to be released. I loved Clockwork Angels and love Clockwork Lives just as much much, if not more!!! This book enhances the first book as you go back to the steampunk-esque world that Kevin and Neil have created. It fills in gaps and answers many questions that left Clockwork Angels readers wanting to know more. Add the ever so subtle Rush lyric drops (plus the not so subtle Rush references) and you also g [...]

  • Megan Baxter

    Based on a Rush concept album, huh? Second book in the series? There's actually quite a lot to like here, and the central conceit is interesting enough, but it suffers by never quite bringing the disparate threads together to become a cohesive whole. Also from having a main character who is initially so single-mindedly conformist as to be cartoony.Note: The rest of this review has been withheld due to the changes in policy and enforcement. You can read why I came to this decision here.In the me [...]

  • Bob Milne

    As much as I wanted to like this one, some stories should just be left in the songs. Much like the first book, I found it too simple and too bland to really engage me, with no real sense of drama or tension. After more than a few aborted attempts, I was hoping this would be the series where Anderson and I could really connect, but his style just doesn't work for me.

  • Cathy

    It's a beautiful book, with the embossed cover that's supposed to look like the cover of Marinda's book (which is really the star of the book). The paper is thick and parchment-looking throughout, which is really nice. I could be wrong, but I think I complained about only the first pages of chapters looking like parchment the last time. Either way, it's a lovely look and an easy way to set the tone. The drawings at the beginnings of each "epic" tale were charming. These books are just a lot more [...]

  • Ethan Capp

    Spectacular book. Every chapter was so beautifully crafted and put together. I loved each character introduced and the story that came with them. Speaking of which the actual concept of the book was so fricken cool, that's what really got me into the book initially.

  • Dag

    I must say that I have neither read Clockwork Angels nor am I a big Rush fan, but Clockwork Lives stands very well on its own merit and it was a very enjoyable read. After finishing Clockwork Lives I really want to see more from the world they have created. There seem to be so many stories that can still be told in this interesting universe. Highly recommended.I have also had the pleasure of interviewing Kevin J Andersen about this release, more about that in myKevin J. Anderson interview .

  • Voldenuit

    A book whose reach exceeds its grasp.Clockwork Lives aims for a mythic quality that it never attains, hampered largely by its inability to portray its characters with nuance and versimilitude. Characters are writ large with broad brush strokes that reduce them to caricature. Diegetically, this could be explained away by the in-universe mechanic which transcribes their lives to the reader, but this explanation fails to explain why the protagonist is herself so one-dimensional.Sadly, the book is j [...]

  • Michael

    For whatever reason I've been kinda burned out on writing reviews as I polish books off my list, but I will say this for 'Clockwork Lives' - fantastic read. 'Clockwork Angels' was really good, and was like shooting fish in a barrel for this diehard Rush fan, but CL was even better. Basically a steampunk 'Canterbury Tales' (as ECW Press mentions in their own ads) that fleshes out the world of Albion introduced in the first book.And the hardcover edition is friggin' gorgeous.

  • Mark

    I fell in love with this story from the very first words. Anderson, Peart, you had me at those opening two lines: "Some lives can be summed up in a sentence or two. Other lives are epic."The book motif of collecting adventures, the bookshop mirror and the multiple worlds, were elements of magic that I enjoyed escaping into while reading this tale.

  • Tom

    It was a fun read. It is not really a sequel to Clockwork Angels. It takes place in the same world but with a new cast of characters.

  • EJ Roberts

    While Clockwork Lives is technically a follow-up book to Clockwork Angels, there isn’t any real need to read the other book first. Both are self-contained, but if you read Clockwork Angels first, you will see the same characters making an appearance here. I picked up this book on the recommendation of a friend. I was playing with the idea of how you take short stories and link them together with an overall narrative. That’s what you get here and it is amazing.Marinda Peake gave up everything [...]

  • Jess

    I picked this off the shelf because of the beautiful cover (My sister and I are both suckers for gold embossing), unaware that it was the second in a series. It's structured as a bunch of vignettes about various "interesting characters" in a steampunky, vaguely dystopian world, which is ruled over by the Watchmaker. The framing device is the journey of Marinda, an unassuming woman from back-end-of-nowhere Lugtown, who is left a quest by her late father to go off and have adventures, and fill a b [...]

  • Judah-Ben Morales

    Better than its predecessor, Clockwork Lives is a fabulous reading experience, which beautifully depicts and develops its main character from beginning to end, while leaving a powerful lesson of making the most out of your life. Its poetic and intelligent choice of words stirs the imagination, and its concise artwork thoroughly complements its captivating narrative.If you are a Rush fan, reading this book after Clockwork Angels makes you feel that all the stories told by the band, especially Nei [...]

  • Robert Rowe

    My wife saw the cover at our library, and showed it to me. When I realized what it was, having read "Clockwork Angels", I signed it out, and proceeded to read it in just over a weekend. It's not necessary to read "Clockwork Angels" first, but I recommend it. "Lives" expands on some of the characters that you only got a glimpse of in book 1, through a whole new story, taking place in the same world. Parts were predictable, then surprising in a new way. The storytelling format was really well done [...]

  • Hannah

    Totally didn’t realize this was a “book two” and I think I could have benefited from reading clockwork angels but it stood well on its own. I liked the overall point of the book even if individual stories didn’t always speak to me. Plus it had a sweet ending which I love. :) Read for popsugar challenge 2017 prompts: A steampunk book A book from a genre you don’t usually read A book with two authors

  • Chris

    I really, really liked this book. What a wonderful way to tell many stories and yet make them all one story. I think I liked this better than the first book. I don't think you need to have read the first book to enjoy this one. I honestly don't remember a lot of the specifics from the first book. Also the illustrations in this book are gorgeous.

  • Jeff Bee

    Having read Clockwork Angels, I gave this one a go. I was glad I did. It was different, and strange. A fun departure from the first and also expanding on the universe that Kevin created in the first novel. Again, as with the first, Niel Peirt colaborated with him and Rush references are woven in throughout. Very enjoyable read.

  • Stephan Peters

    Marinda's heart raced in spontaneous elation as a drop of the old man's blood flowed into memory on the page from the red book. Certainly his adventurous life would fill up some pages of history to turn! The man's blood moved itself into a spidery alchemical script."How does it work?" The old man asked. "Electricity? Biology?""Seems to me it's alchemy." Marinda replied.The script took form and the following words appeared:I was born, I was me, I was new, I was free. Then I found the fountain, bu [...]

  • C.a. Anderson

    If you’re a Rush fan or a fan of steampunk you will like this book. The book takes the stories from the album Clockwork Angels and expands the stories into more characters and more adventures.

  • Dale Lomax

    Some lives can be summed up in a sentence or two. Other lives are epics.Just read the darn book I dare you! More importantly, live a life that can fill your own book, eh?

  • Kayla

    Absolutely loved the way the stories intermingled. Some lives are epic.

  • Mike Perschon

    One of my great frustrations in my final year of studying steampunk was that, although I had Rush's Clockwork Angels to keep me company as I finished writing my dissertation, I never got around to reading Kevin J. Anderson's novel that accompanied the concept album. Thankfully, I was given a second chance in the form of the sequel, Clockwork Lives, which is first and foremost a gorgeous book. People who enjoy books as objects, especially when that object looks like the book inside the story you' [...]

  • Steve

    "At first you will hate me for this. Then you will love me for it."In 2012, author Kevin J. Anderson delivered the stunning adventure of Owen Hardy within the pages of CLOCKWORK ANGELS. The novel was based on the story which inspired a concept album of the same name by legendary rock band Rush. Springing from the mind of lyricist/drummer Neil Peart, the world of the Clockwork Angels was one of steampunk, of fantasy, of limited enjoyment of life, and one young man’s quest to break free of the p [...]

  • Writer Mango Fry

    A Book Review of "Clockwork Lives" Written By Neil Peart “Some lives can be summed up in a sentence or two. Other lives are epics.”Author Kevin J. Anderson and Neil Peart return with a new book called “Clockwork Lives” released via publishers ECW Press. The novel is a follow up to their last story “Clockwork Angels”, which coincides with the release of Rush’s concept album of the same name.By now you definitely are familiar with Peart since he is the lyricist and drummer of legenda [...]

  • Crittermom

    Clockwork Lives by Kevin J AndersonPub Date: September 15, 2015DescriptionSome lives can be summed up in a sentence or two. Other lives are epics.In Clockwork Angels, #1 bestselling author Kevin J. Anderson and legendary Rush drummer and lyricist Neil Peart created a fabulous, adventurous steampunk world in a novel to accompany the smash Rush concept album of the same name. It was a world of airships and alchemy, clockwork carnivals, pirates, lost cities, a rigid Watchmaker who controlled every [...]

  • Daniel

    This is a book unlike any that I have ever read, though, in many ways, it is a book about every book I have ever read. It is a book about the stories we tell ourselves, and the stories that tell us about ourselves.Taking us to a steampunk universe, Kevin J. Anderson and Neil Peart offer a new twist on the Canterbury Tales. Instead of a group of pilgrims telling their tales as they travel to pay homage to the "holy blissful martyr," Marinda Peake, a wallflower of a young woman, must, after her fa [...]

  • Edward Fenner

    I liked it fine. It was a pleasant, imaginative return to the world begun in Clockwork Angels. Well written and nicely illustrated. The tales were interesting, mostly and threaded together nicely with a compelling female protagonist. I'd be glad to visit a third volume. Fans of the Canadian prog-rock band Rush might get a smidge more out of it. Anderson and Peart weave many references from Rush's song lyrics into the book in clever ways that are not intrusive. The book and series, after all, got [...]

  • Eric Hansen

    In 2012, Kevin J Anderson and Neil Peart released Clockwork Angels: The Novel, a story about young Owen Hardy, who yearns to escape his quiet life and explore the world. Three years later, Anderson & Peart have returned to the Clockwork universe and released a companion novel in Clockwork Lives, about Marinda Peake, a young woman who prefers a quiet life with no desire to see the world before events conspire against her. That's not the only obvious difference between the two novels, however. [...]

  • Thomas

    Clockwork Lives is a follow-up volume to Kevin J. Anderson’s excellent Clockwork Angels. I do recommend that readers purchase Clockwork Angels first in order to familiarize themselves with the amazing steampunk world that Kevin has created. Inspired by the band Rush and created in conjunction with Neil Peart, both Clockwork Angels and Clockwork Lives offer a literary smorgasbord of the highest quality. I purchased Clockwork Lives directly from a link that Kevin offered through FaceBook and rec [...]

  • Katherine Randolph

    I was really excited to start this book as it was my first steampunk novel. The concept and setup of the story is great, but I felt like it never fully reached its potential. Marinda just stayed sort of this one dimensional character that was just kinda there in the story. Yes, she was the main character but she didn't have any true depth or growth throughout. Although some of the tales she learned were fantastic, not much else happened after they were told. This book literally missed the concep [...]

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