The Nine Pound Hammer (The Clockwork Dark, Book 1)

Interest LevelReading LevelReading A-ZATOSWord Count
Grades 6 - 8Grades 3 - 5n/a5.081708
What if John Henry had a son?

Twelve-year-old Ray is haunted by the strangest memories of his father, whom Ray swears could speak to animals. Now an orphan, Ray jumps from a train going through the American South and falls in with a medicine show train and its stable of sideshow performers. The performers turn out to be heroes, defenders of the wild, including the son of John Henry. They are hiding the last of the mythical Swamp Sirens from an ancient evil known as the Gog. Why the Gog wants the Siren, they can’t be sure, but they know it has something to do with rebuilding a monstrous machine that John Henry gave his life destroying years before, a machine that will allow the Gog to control the will of men and spread darkness throughout the world.
Hardcover, 368 pages
Published on August 25, 2009 by Random House Books for Young Readers
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  • shadowstabber
    shadowstabberWednesday, May 25, 2016 at 6:59 am55 stars
    Read all three books.Awsome series
    • quilana00
      quilana00Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at 9:45 am55 stars
      plez read it guyz