Lodninsk, Morozhia is a frozen, industrial wasteland. Isolated by steep mountains and ruled by an authoritarian government, it isn’t anyone’s idea of home-sweet-home.
Zoya and her friends Demyan, Lilia, Anya, and Nikolai decide to leave their freezing home to start a new life. They set their sights on the tropical paradise of Mirgorod, Vernulaia, where they can study at its prestigious university while taking in the sun and sand…but nothing ever goes so smoothly.
When pirates attack their passenger ship, the friends are shanghaied and forced to be part of their crew. What’s more, the pirates have a particular interest in Zoya’s family heirloom: a small gadget of compacted wires and gears. Unsure what power the gadget holds, Zoya knows she must protect it with her life.
Trapped with pirates, caught in the struggle for the mysterious gadget, will Zoya and her friends be able to make it safely to their new home?
E. A. Hennessy is an author of fantasy and science fiction novels. Since childhood, whenever she happened upon a wishing well or other wish-granting object her wish would be the same: she wanted to go on an adventure. And so, she wrote the types of adventures on which she'd like to embark. E. A. Hennessy lives in Buffalo, NY where she works as an environmental engineer. When she isn't writing or working, she can be found dancing and making nerdy-themed candles.
"Grigory's Gadget had me on the edge of my seat from the beginning, and I never knew what would happen next." - The Blonde Bookworm
"No slow starts here: The book was extremely fast-paced and full of action from start to finish with despicable pirates and a ton of surprising characters." - N3rdbomber
"Hennessy manages to maintain her story's own mythology, creating a very believable world that has an interesting history and an exciting future." - Page One Books