Abaddon Books


The Clockwork King of Orl

Released 14 August 2008

By Mike Wild


There's a whole world out there and it isn't ours!

The words of her mentor inspire Kali Hooper to explore the lost places of Twilight, unearth the secrets of its past and discover the fate of the vanished Old Races. But when an unexpected encounter in the deadly Spiral of Kos brings Kali head to head with Twilight's all-consuming Final Faith, she finds herself in a race for the keys to the Old Races' most terrifying secret yet - the mysterious construct known as the Clockwork King of Orl. Everything Kali knows is about to change. She'll lose old friends, gain new ones, learn a devastating secret about herself, and come face to face with a threat she must stop at any cost. Because while the Final Faith believe what they are about to unleash is their true destiny, Kali knows it is not only their future but the whole of Twilight's that hangs in the balance. She has seen the fires, the deaths. She has heard the marching. The marching that heralds a sea of blood...


Mike Wild

Mike Wild is much older than he has a right to be, considering the kebabs, the booze and the fags. Maybe it’s because he still thinks he’s 15. Apart from dabbling occasionally in publishing and editing, he’s been a freelance writer for ever, clawing his way up to his current dizzy heights by way of work as diverse as Doctor Who, Masters of the Universe, Starblazer, ’Allo ’Allo! and – erm – My Little Pony. Counting one Teen Romance, one ABC Warriors and two Caballistics Inc, Mike has written nine novels. However, only his beloved wife and tuna-scoffing cat give him the recognition he deserves.