Cant recall book names or author or character names.
- Looking for this series (7-9 books).
- The first part of title was always the same as if it was a chronicle or Quest and vaguely remember something about time.
- Blue cover always with male character as if walking out of a tunnel with machinery/clockwork/swords etc in background.
- Long titled.
- Target audience Young Adult
- I have spent days searching online can find zero reference to it.
- Book 1 he is discovering his magical esque abilities.
- Black rubbery magical material he finds/uses.
- Reference to his grandfather who had died recently.
- There's a young girl (teen) Rebecca or Kate that he has a love interest in. She seemed very strong willed.
- He's from a wealthy background.
- His cousin is a prince that he has to protect - book 1 only.
- Political / war theme, but much more focused on the magical ability of the male protagonist.
- His father someone important.
- The girl is training to be a soldier or assassin of some kind of guild.
He travels with an odd group to a factory where the baddies are making weapons. They hide in these animal shaped big statues on the garden grounds of this factory/castle thru trap doors.
That's all I can think of, the books are brilliant and I can't REMEMBER and it's driving me nuts. Think published between 2000-2012.