By Alex Archer
A key. An old automaton. A race opposed to the satan to the deep blue sea…
It all started in forty eight B.C. while a centurion on a rescue undertaking for Caesar went down with the send in a typhoon. together with his final breath, he observed the article of Caesar's seafaring excursion—an accursed, mechanical minotaur—hit bottom…and begin to stroll away!
While taping an episode of Chasing History's Monsters, television host and archaeologist Annja Creed learns that her someday good friend and protector Garin has bought an historic butterfly key artifact, the sort as soon as used to wind automatons, clockwork-style units. other than, this key comes with a rumor connected, a narrative that it as soon as labored a god-touched machine either infrequent and unbelievably powerful.
No faster does Garin carry the major than it's snatched from his arms by way of a freewheeling historian who performs by means of her personal principles. and he or she desires final strength, which can fortunately contain the sword of Joan of Arc. the search for the most important and the mythological automaton reunites Annja, Garin and his outdated mentor Roux in Genoa, and pits them in a race throughout Europe to overcome a foe as creative and expert as Annja herself.