When two boys walk into town bearing the corpse of a man who disappeared half a century ago, it doesn't take Natalie Minks long to find herself entangled in the mission that has brought them to Arcane with their grisly burden--a task which somehow involves the mysterious Simon Coffrett. Meanwhile, a vicious peddler named Trigemine waits with terrible and deadly penalties at the ready, should Natalie and her new friends fail.
Praise for The Kairos Mechanism:"Youthful corpses, smooth talking villains, war, fate, and the occasional odd albatross...for readers left gasping and grasping after the marvelous The Boneshaker comes a sequel that's every bit as crisp and scintillating as its predecessor, with marvelous prose and even better characters. I'm torn between wishing I lived in Arcane and offering thanks to every god in creation that I'm safe merely reading about it instead." --Elizabeth Bird, NYPL youth collections specialist & author of A Fuse 8 Production blog