The Nightsilver Promise (Celestial Mechanism Cycle #1)

The Nightsilver Promise (Celestial Mechanism Cycle #1)
The Nightsilver Promise (Celestial Mechanism Cycle #1)
Age Range
8+
Release Date
January 04, 2022
ISBN
1338754467
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The first in a brand-new, richly-immersive, magical fantasy trilogy from debut author Annaliese Avery, perfect for fans of Philip Pullman, Cornelia Funke, and Diana Wynn Jones.

Defy your stars, rewrite the future.

In the empire of Albion, the Great Dragons of old are long gone―hunted for centuries by cruel emperors fearing the power they possessed. Now governed by the science of Celestial Physicists, everyone’s life is foretold by the track of stars on their wrist.

When Paisley Fitzwilliam receives her track, she discovers that she is destined to die before the end of her fourteenth turning. Then, when her mother goes missing, Paisley is the only one left who can protect her Dragon Touched brother, Dax, from being exposed as a descendant of the Great Dragons and taken by the Emperor's men.

But an ancient power stalks the sewers of London―the Dark Dragon is rising, intent on restoring the Great Dragons of old at any cost, even if that means tearing Paisley's family apart.

To save her brother, Paisley must trust her instincts and forge new friendships as she attempts to outrun fate itself. Her journey will take her across the floating boroughs of London Above, through a vault guarded by Dragon Walkers, and into the dark sewers of London Below in order to unlock an ancient secret that will not only defy her stars, but will change the course of history forever.

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This was an amazing middle grade adventure with dragons.
I loved- The Nightsilver Promise is a powerful middle-grade debut novel written by an author who has background knowledge that supports the basis of her magic system. The main elements that pull this story together are action, clockwork, magical electricity, the mystery around jewelry, dragon warriors, sword fighting, and devious plots to be unraveled—the foundation of the character's world centers around the fact that you have a set destiny. Paisley, our main character, has no track, and once given to her, she will do anything to change it.

What Left Me Wanting More- the rich history of this world kept me captivated. I wanted a history book that laid out all the details about how arrived at the belief that dragons are evil and that a machine plots their lives in the stars. The broad expanse of world-building as Paisley navigates floating boroughs and underground sewers to save her mother and unlock the reason behind her kidnapping was edge-of-your-seat nail biting.

The Final Verdict- Your fate isn't written by the stars and can be moved to another track. Paisley tracks say she is to die, but now that she fulfilled that track, what will unfold in the stars now? We leave this first installment with our villain fleeing the scene, and her family shattered. The belief system upheaved, and we are still not quite sure what role the dragon-touched play in saving the world. This debut is strong and doesn't pull punches are sharing a wonderfully thought-out world that will keep you engrossed and ready for the next book.
The Nightsilver Promise (Celestial Mechanism Cycle #1)
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This book was a magical middle grade adventure with dragons.
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I loved- The Nightsilver Promise is a powerful middle-grade debut novel written by an author who has background knowledge that supports the basis of her magic system. The main elements that pull this story together are action, clockwork, magical electricity, the mystery around jewelry, dragon warriors, sword fighting, and devious plots to be unraveled—the foundation of the character's world centers around the fact that you have a set destiny. Paisley, our main character, has no track, and once given to her, she will do anything to change it.

What Left Me Wanting More- the rich history of this world kept me captivated. I wanted a history book that laid out all the details about how arrived at the belief that dragons are evil and that a machine plots their lives in the stars. The broad expanse of world-building as Paisley navigates floating boroughs and underground sewers to save her mother and unlock the reason behind her kidnapping was edge-of-your-seat nail biting.

The Final Verdict- Your fate isn't written by the stars and can be moved to another track. Paisley tracks say she is to die, but now that she fulfilled that track, what will unfold in the stars now? We leave this first installment with our villain fleeing the scene, and her family shattered. The belief system upheaved, and we are still not quite sure what role the dragon-touched play in saving the world. This debut is strong and doesn't pull punches are sharing a wonderfully thought-out world that will keep you engrossed and ready for the next book.
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