The Second Sight of Zachary Cloudesley by Sean Lusk

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The Second Sight of Zachary Cloudesley
Sean Lusk
General Fiction (Adult) | Historical Fiction | Literary Fiction
Random House UK
09 Jun 2022


Raised amongst the cogs and springs of his father's workshop, Zachary Cloudesley has grown up surrounded by strange and enchanting clockwork automata. He is a happy child, beloved by his father Abel and the workmen who help bring his father's creations to life.

He is also the bearer of an extraordinary gift; at the touch of a hand, Zachary can see into the hearts and minds of the people he meets.

But then a near-fatal accident will take Zachary away from the workshop and his family. His father will have to make a journey that he will never return from. And, years later, only Zachary can find out what happened.

I recently had the pleasure of reading ‘The Second Sight of Zachary Cloudesley’ by Sean Lusk and I must say, it was a truly captivating read. From the very first page, I was immediately drawn into the world of Zachary Cloudesley and his unique ability to see into the future.

The story follows Zachary, a young boy who discovers he has the gift of second sight after a traumatic event. He struggles to understand his visions and the consequences that come with them, leading him on a journey of self-discovery and acceptance. Along the way, he meets a cast of intriguing characters, each with their own secrets and motives.

One of the things I loved most about this book was the writing style. Lusk has a way of painting vivid imagery with his words, making it easy to visualize the scenes and feel the emotions of the characters. The pacing of the story was also well done, with just the right amount of suspense and twists to keep me on the edge of my seat.

What I found most impressive about this book was the way Lusk weaved in themes of destiny, fate, and the power of choices. Through Zachary’s journey, we see the consequences of trying to change the future, and the importance of embracing our own paths.

The character development in this book was also top-notch. Zachary’s growth from a confused and scared boy to a confident young man was beautifully portrayed. His relationships with other characters, especially his mentor, were also well-developed and added depth to the story.

Overall, I highly recommend ‘The Second Sight of Zachary Cloudesley’ to anyone looking for a thought-provoking and engaging read. Lusk’s writing is captivating and the story will stay with you long after you finish the last page. I look forward to reading more from this talented author in the future.


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