An adventurous tale filled with mystery, teen romance, and mechanical creatures from award winning and USA Today bestselling author Kate Maddison. I'm Charlotte Sycamore, sixteen years old, and in a complicated relationship with Peter Moreley. As if struggling to keep my secret identity a secret isn't hard eugh, I'm trying to clear my name in the mysterious theft of two royal horses. The Palace is going mad! By day, Charlotte lives within the rich walls of Buckingham Palace, stealing Queen Victoria's medical supplies to treat the poor. By night, she sneaks out with her friends into the fantasy world of Victorian London with its scientific inventions and mechanical creatures. Charlotte, secretly training to be a surgeon like her father, is forced to rely on her bold and daring ally, Peter, a boy who works in the royal stables and wishes to become a Scotland Yard detective. With the odds against them, Charlotte, Peter and friends race through the gaslit streets of London to capture the real horse thieves. There's time to spare, for if she's caught, Charlotte will be hanged for her crimes.
Kate Maddison is an award winning and USA Today bestselling author. Her research for this book included a trip to London for an exciting, behind-the-scenes tour of Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle. In addition to writing YA novels, she writes romantic fiction as Kate Bridges. She is also a professional nature photographer. When her computer is turned off, you might find Kate with her family, hiking the escarpment near their home close to Toronto, or taking photos of the sunrise.