The Inexplicables is another book in the Clockwork Century line from mademoiselle Priest. It’s due out in the American Autumn and Cherie has kindle let us have a glimpse of the cover. The artist is Cliff Nielsen, not Jon Foster who did her previous covers.
Cherie has also provided us with some blurbage:
Rector “Wreck’em” Sherman was orphaned as a toddler in the Blight of 1863, but that was years ago. Wreck has grown up, and on his eighteenth birthday, he’ll be cast out out of the orphanage.
Wreck’s problems don’t stop there. He’s been breaking the cardinal rule of any good drug dealer and dipping into his own supply–and he’s also pretty sure he’s being haunted by the ghost of a kid he used to know. Zeke Wilkes almost certainly died six months ago inside the walled city of Seattle. And it was Wreck who sent him in there.
Maybe it’s only a guilty conscience, but Wreck can’t take it anymore. He sneaks inside the city.
The walled-off wasteland is every bit as bad as he’d heard, chock-full of the hungry undead and utterly choked by the poisonous, inescapable yellow gas. And then there are the monsters. Rector’s confident that whatever attacked him was not at all human–and not a rotter, either. Arms far too long. Posture all strange. Eyes all wild and faintly glowing gold, and God help them all, it wasn’t alone.
When the locals discuss the creatures, they do so in whispers. And they call them “The Inexplicables.”
I can't wait myself; how about you?