Oliver Perks is a masterful story teller and Artificer is a must read.
Miles Nummer is an artificer, born with the ability to blend science and magic. After ten years of study in the artificer's academy he is ready to make his mark on the world. But after being saved from a mob by a beautiful young archon named Sophia Meisters, a soldier blessed with divine powers in the service of the church, the two of them soon find their paths interconnected as the murder of an angel leads to the discovery of a conspiracy to destroy both the church and the government that it supports.
If you grew up on Harry Potter you will love this novel. It's a Steam Punk Adventure set in a world where the past and the future are intertwined. Fun and fast paced, you will find it hard to put this book down until you reach the surprise ending. Oliver Perks is a masterful story teller and Artificer is a must read.