What if falling in love can cost you your life? Will you be able to resist?
Born with a frozen heart, Jack is near death when his mother abandons him to the care of Dr Madeleine - witch doctor, midwife, protector of orphans - who saves Jack by placing a cuckoo clock in his chest. And it is in her orphanage that Jack grows up among tear-filled flasks, eggs containing memories, and a man with a musical spine.
As Jack gets older, Dr Madeleine warns him that his heart is too fragile for strong emotions: he must never, ever fall in love.
And of course, this is exactly what he does.
Ahh, i can feel the start of something worth my while here :)