By Peter Bunzl


Lily's life is in mortal peril. Her father is missing and silver-eyed men stalk her through the shadows. With her friends - Robert, the clockmaker's son, and Malkin, her mechanical fox - Lily is plunged into a murky and menacing world. Too soon Lily realizes that those she holds dear may be the very ones to break her heart...

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Who says historical fiction has to be slave to facts alone? The welcome arrival of steampunk to children’s fiction is heralded by much-lauded newcomer Peter Bunzl, who immediately followed it up with the rather lovely Moonlocket, too. Lily and Robert are the children up against a formidable enemy. The stars of the show for me are the mechanical servants and animals (mechanimals), especially Lily’s companion Malkin the fox. - Barbara Henderson, author

Author Biography

Peter Bunzl grew up in London and lives there with his partner Michael. He is a BAFTA-award-winning animator, as well as a writer and filmmaker. Cogheart is Peter's debut novel.