It’s the third day of the challenge, and three is the magic number because the last few NaNoWriMos have been a series of three books. I personally love trilogies, and I felt like it was the right decision to make. This novel will be the final installment of the trilogy I have yet to title. The three books form a story about a clockwork engineer who discovers that his father’s most brilliant work was the creation of a True Automaton, which is a living clockwork man (a steampunk android so to speak). He’s trying to finish it and get it to function properly, all the while keeping the Automaton from being used by the Germans to tip the balance in the Great War. There’s more to it than that, but that pretty much sums up the entire trilogy.
This year’s novel is called True Automaton. You can read the plots for the first two books, Deus Ex Machina, and The Clockwork Heartbeat. It follows the same story obviously, but here’s the official plot:
Eight months have passed since Saul Deus lost Sam, the world’s first True Automaton. He lost his hand on the same day. Now he’s trying to cope with his disability and learn how to use the steam powered hand given to him by Dr. Jim Kleverland, the man who cut off his hand in the first place, and took Sam to give to the Germans to be used in their Great War against England. But time is running out, the world is at war, and it’s only a matter of time before clockwork men are seen fighting on the side of the German Empire.
Saul has been working hard trying to replicate the True Automaton from his father’s blueprints without much luck. The world is in danger, and Saul seems to be the key to keeping it safe…
But he’s lost all hope.
There it is! In upcoming days, I’ll go into some more details of where I would like this story to go as well as some other elements of it.
Current word count for True Automaton: 8,500/50,000!
Until next time,
Andrew Ronzino, Trilogy Lover
P.S. What’s your favorite trilogy?