“A nightmarishly imaginative debut from a writer of real assurance and vision . . . Cameron Rogers is going to go places.” –Neil Gaiman
“Dark, disturbing, and filled with moments of real charm and magic, The Music of Razors is the best first novel I’ve seen this year.” –Locus
In nineteenth-century Boston, a young doctor on the run from the law falls in with a British confidence artist. Together and with dire consequences, they bring back to the light something meant to be forgotten.
A world away in London, an absent father, haunted by the voice of a banished angel, presents his daughter with an impossible friend: a clockwork ballerina.
For two centuries, a bullet-removal specialist has wielded instruments of angel bone in service to a forgotten power . . . and now he vows to find someone else to shoulder the burden, someone with a conscience of their own, a strong mind, and a broken will. For a hundred years he has searched for the perfect contender, and now he has found two: a brother and a sister. Walter and Hope. Either will do.