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Two o’clock was missing.

In an alternate Victorian world controlled by clock towers, a damaged clock can fracture time—and a destroyed one can stop it completely.

It’s a truth that seventeen-year-old clock mechanic Danny Hart knows all too well; his father has been trapped in a Stopped town east of London for three years. Though Danny is a prodigy who can repair not only clockwork, but the very fabric of time, his fixation with staging a rescue is quickly becoming a concern to his superiors.

And so they assign him to Enfield, a town where the tower seems to be forever plagued with problems. Danny’s new apprentice both annoys and intrigues him, and though the boy is eager to work, he maintains a secretive distance. Danny soon discovers why: he is the tower’s clock spirit, a mythical being that oversees Enfield’s time. Though the boys are drawn together by their loneliness, Danny knows falling in love with a clock spirit is forbidden, and means risking everything he’s fought to achieve.

But when a series of bombings at nearby towers threaten to Stop more cities, Danny must race to prevent Enfield from becoming the next target or he’ll not only lose his father, but the boy he loves, forever.

Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:414 pages

    Timekeeper Reviews

  • Lola  Reviewer
    Jul 08, 2016

    He was a boy of air and dust and sunlight. Everything that had gone into the making of the world. 3.5 stars. Timekeeper is a mysterious tale of magical clocks controlling time in a Victorian London w...

  • Emily May
    Oct 25, 2016

    Meh. I am obviously just not that interested in clocks and mechanics.Timekeeper has an ambitious premise. It's a Victorian steampunk universe where the ties between physical clock towers and actual ti...

  • Cait (Paper Fury)
    Nov 05, 2016

    Oh this was magical and adorable and I REALLY LIKED IT. Which I'm really really happy about because it's my first steampunk experience that I can flail over! Usually, someone says "steampunk!" and I ...

  • Cait ? A Page with a View
    Oct 18, 2016

    Release date: November 1, 2016This was such an original and charming story!! It's set in a version of Victorian England that has cars, telephones, and is more socially advanced (so they're ok with gay...

  • Emily
    Jun 20, 2015

    I read an early draft of this book, and trust me—it's something you want. It has clocktowers that control time. And impish clock spirit boys. And maybe the most real teenage boy protagonist I have e...

  • Laura
    Jun 20, 2015

    I may be biased, as I am her literary agent...but it's truly amazing. Devoured the book!...

  • The Bookavid
    Oct 05, 2016

    Originally Published On My Review Blog The BookavidIn TIMEKEEPER, time is controlled by clock towers in an alternate Victorian Era. When the clock towers start getting bombed, mechanic Danny grows cur...

  • Jessica Cluess
    Jun 20, 2015

    I'm a sucker for a good Victorian London fantasy clockpunk LGBT romance, and boy does this ever deliver. Danny Hart is the type of brooding boy YA fantasy fans love, but his pain comes from a very com...

  • Dannii Elle
    Oct 20, 2016

    Actual rating 3.5 stars.I received this in exchange for an honest review from NetGalley. Thank you to the author, Tara Sim, and the publisher, Sky Pony Press, for this opportunity.Alternative historic...

  • Katerina Kondrenko
    Oct 09, 2016

    5 out of 10 Ревью в моем блоге/This review on my blogLiving A Thousand Lives (please use Chrome/Yandex browser or Android/IOS to see the page; otherwise, spoiler-tags I use to make my ...

About Tara Sim

Tara Sim

Tara Sim is a YA author found in the wilds of the Bay Area, California. When she's not writing about magic, clocks, and boys, she drinks tea, wrangles cats, and sings opera.Tara grew up in California, but braved the elements of Virginia to study English/Creative Writing at Hollins University.Half-Indian and full geek, she eats too many samosas and awkwardly dances to Bhangra music.TIMEKEEPER (Sky