In a world that refuses to let her move forward, can Poppy stay ahead of the pack?
Sixteen-year-old Poppy Orpington seems destined for a life of poverty until her father perfects a petrol-fuelled engine. Their success allows Poppy to get a new prosthetic arm, giving her the mobility she's longed for all her life.
But can a working class family crack open the aristocratic world of motor racing? Can Poppy overcome prejudice as she fights to find a place in the world? Or will the ruling elite crush her only chance of a better life?
Jon Hartless is an avid fan of steampunk and writes from his home in rural Kidderminster, which serves as inspiration for the setting of his work. He has published a number of pulp science fiction, steampunk and horror novels, but this is his first foray into young adult fiction.