Tick-Tock

She saw his body was not a body at all A bronze plate ran from his collar bone over his chest, stopping where his stomach would have been and giving way to ticking silver cogs, groaning mercilessly as they pumped what looked like clotted black oil Coalridge The name says it all It s a barren wasteland running down the ridge to the little town where the people spend mo She saw his body was not a body at all A bronze plate ran from his collar bone over his chest, stopping where his stomach would have been and giving way to ticking silver cogs, groaning mercilessly as they pumped what looked like clotted black oil Coalridge The name says it all It s a barren wasteland running down the ridge to the little town where the people spend most of their lives deep underground, mining rocks as hard as their heads Coalridge is where Vega is stuck, even though she s so different Exiled with her family from a home she was too young to remember Vega belongs neither here nor there The one place she knows she doesn t belong is crawling around in the mines.The only person who understands is Rigel, her brother But when the pact that was meant to help their escape goes horribly wrong Vega ends up truly alone for the first time It s strange how easy running away is when you have nothing to lose.
Tick Tock She saw his body was not a body at all A bronze plate ran from his collar bone over his chest stopping where his stomach would have been and giving way to ticking silver cogs groaning mercilessly as

  • Title: Tick-Tock
  • Author: Toni Owen-Blue
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 499
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • 1 thought on “Tick-Tock”

    1. A thoroughly enjoyable coming of age story containing believable characters and motivations behind them. With a quirky writing style and a fantastically well realised world we get to follow the emotional and physical journey of Vega in a story that doesn't pull it's punches, hitting on issues such as race discrimination, class separation and simply not being able to feel like you fit in anywhere.Being young, Vega has a very personal and single-minded view of the world that we can all connect wit [...]

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