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Dead Iron (Age of Steam)by Devon Monk
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Welcome to a new America that is built on blood, sweat, and gears...
In steam age America, men, monsters, machines, and magic battle for the same scrap of earth and sky. In this chaos, bounty hunter Cedar Hunt rides, cursed by lycanthropy and carrying the guilt of his brother's death. Then he's offered hope that his brother may yet survive. All he has to do is find the Holder: a powerful device created by mad devisers-and now in the hands of an ancient Strange who was banished to walk this Earth.
In a land shaped by magic, steam, and iron, where the only things a man can count on are his guns, gears, and grit, Cedar will have to depend on all three if he's going to save his brother and reclaim his soul once and for all...
"A complex and extraordinary world is brought to life as bestselling author Monk's dips into the steampunk genre in this series debut. In the small town of Hallelujah, Oregon Cedar Hunt earns his way by tracking down beasts and lost items. When a small boy goes missing, Cedar is determined to find him. He enlists the help of the Madder brothers, crazy mountain-men devisers who invent amazing contraptions. In return for their help, Cedar must find the Holder, a mysterious machine that can open the door between this world and that of the Strange, where unearthly creatures roam. The Holder is in the hands of railroad big-wig and all-round evil doer, Shard LeFel, who needs the device to end his earthly torment. Powerful and action packed, Monk's pacing is hypnotic, sending the reader into a Wild West that is as wired as it is weird. Keenly crafted characters and a deftly depicted landscape make this an absolute must read for fans of either Monk or steampunk. "
Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
One hundred years ago, eleven powerful ruling Houses consolidated all of the worlds resources and authority into their own grasping hands. Only one power wasnt placed under the command of a single House: the control over the immortal galvanized....
Matilda Case isnt like most folk. In fact, shes unique in the world, the crowning achievement of her fathers experiments, a girl pieced together from bits. Or so she believes, until Abraham Seventh shows up at her door, stitched with life thread just like her and insisting that enemies are coming to kill them all.
Tilly is one of thirteen incredible creations known as the galvanized, stitched together beings immortal and unfathomably strong. For a century, each House has fought for control over the galvanized. Now the Houses are also tangled in a deadly struggle for dominion over death—and Tilly and her kind hold the key to unlocking eternity
The secrets that Tilly must fight to protect are hidden within the very seams of her being. And to get the secrets, her enemies are willing to tear her apart piece by piece.
FIRST IN A NEW SERIES!
As a vampire, Anna Strong has an immortal life...but now sheand#8217;s running out of time.
Annaand#8217;s relationship with shape-shifter Daniel Frey has given her hope for a future with him and his sonand#151;especially when Frey proposesand#133;
But just when Anna starts to think her life couldnand#8217;t be better, she must fly to France to be at the side of her dying mother. There she learns that not every vampire accepts her Chosen One status. And one such vamp is about to go rogueand#151;by leading his followers in a fight to usurp humanityand#133;
About the Author
Devon Monk has one husband, two sons, and a dog named Mojo.
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