Crown Phoenix: Night Watchman Express

Middle Grade, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Young Adult

By Alison DeLuca

Publisher : Myrddin Publishing Group

ABOUT Alison DeLuca

Alison DeLuca
I write steampunk adventure for young adults.  I was born in Arizona and have also lived in Pennsylvania, Illinois, Mexico, Ireland, and Spain.   As a teacher I taught every grade level in every kind of school district possible. I wrestle words and laundry in New Jersey.



An underground factory, a terrifying laboratory, and the eerie whistle of the Night Watchman Express…

Miriam has only her guardians' son for company, and she and Simon dislike each other from the start. But they must find a way to trust each other, or they will end up on the sinister Night Watchman Express.

Full of danger, suspense, betrayal, and a hint of romance, this steampunk adventure is for readers of all ages.

“Alison DeLuca is a master storyteller who deserves much more recognition than she gets. I would not hesitate to recommend not only this book but also the entire series. This is Steampunk adventure at its best!”

I always loved classic adventure and fantasy books, and I wanted to write one with a main character who was angry and had a lot to overcome. She became Miriam, the main character of the Crown Phoenix books.

"I admire DeLuca's quirky sense of adventure, and expertise at weaving together all of the mystifying threads without dropping any. Her prose is gorgeous. Tweens and middle-graders will love this series, as well as teens and even adults."