Welcome to another fantastic stop in our Greatest Gadgets blog hop! During OWS CyCon, the world’s largest online book convention, we’re highlighting awesome Sci Fi tech and the authors who created them. You can find a full list of participating authors this hop on the OWS Cycon website. Without further ado, here’s my guest.
Welcome E. A. Hennessy!
Before we dive in to the nitty gritty, what is Grigory’s Gadget about?
Lodninsk, Morozhia is a frozen, industrial wasteland. Isolated by steep mountains and ruled by an authoritarian government, it isn’t anyone’s idea of home-sweet-home.
Zoya and her friends Demyan, Lilia, Anya, and Nikolai decide to leave their freezing home to start a new life. They set their sights on the tropical paradise of Mirgorod, Vernulaia, where they can study at its prestigious university while taking in the sun and sand…but nothing ever goes so smoothly.
When pirates attack their passenger ship, the friends are shanghaied and forced to be part of their crew. What’s more, the pirates have a particular interest in Zoya’s family heirloom: a small gadget of compacted wires and gears. Unsure what power the gadget holds, Zoya knows she must protect it with her life.
Trapped with pirates, caught in the struggle for the mysterious gadget, will Zoya and her friends be able to make it safely to their new home?
What can you tell us about the piece of Sci Fi tech you’re featuring today?
The titular Gadget is pretty central to the plot of the book, so beware of some spoilers here! On the outset, the gadget is a ball of compacted wires and gears, which belonged to Zoya Orlova’s grandmother. When Zoya and her friends leave Lodninsk, Zoya brings the gadget with her due to its sentimental value. When the group is kidnapped by pirates, they learn that the pirates are very interested in getting their hands on the gadget.
The gadget turns out to be an invention called the Bronnerush, which was invented by Zoya’s ancestor Grigory Orlova. The gadget is actually armor that is triggered to envelope its wearer under certain circumstances such as high stress. It is powered by advanced alchemy and can produce energy blasts directed at any enemies.
Where can people find you on the web?
Want to talk more about Grigory’s Gadget and the Bronnerush? Find me over at my CyCon booth.
You can also find me on Facebook and on Twitter as @EA_Hennessy!