Kirkus Reviews, July 15, 2011:
“With The Clockwork Dark series drawing to a close, author Bemis has saved the best for last…With a plot as intricate as the Machine at its center and a page-turning pace, this unique, ambitious American fantasy comes to a satisfying end that would please even John Henry.”
VOYA, June 19, 2011:
“This third book focuses the complicated plots of the trilogy into a consistent conclusion that forces the reader to consider nature’s strength and technology’s dangers….The first two volumes’ middle school fans who are now in junior high will find more than enough action and thought for their maturing tastes.”
Tom Angleberger, author of The Strange Case of Origami Yoda:
“A rigorous adventure set in our own country’s folkloric past, when the sons of John Henry and Little Bill fought a desperate, fantastical battle for the soul of America. A series which any self-respecting middle school book nerd would wolf down eagerly.”
From the Hardcover edition.