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ISBN13: 9780765325785
ISBN10: 0765325780
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Awards

2011 Endeavour Award Finalist

Staff Pick

I thoroughly enjoyed Dreadnought. It's fast paced, action packed, and filled with believable characters in unbelievable situations. Cherie Priest is a talented writer. She surprised me again and again with her ability to combine tragic humanity and science-fiction tropes, all in an alternate reality that is seamlessly constructed. With head-to-head train fights, giant walkers, six-shooters, and zombies, what's not to love? I'd recommend this book to everyone and anyone.
Recommended by Hobie, Powells.com

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Nurse Mercy Lynch is elbows deep in bloody laundry at a war hospital in Richmond, Virginia, when Clara Barton comes bearing bad news: Mercys husband has died in a POW camp. On top of that, a telegram from the west coast declares that her estranged father is gravely injured, and he wishes to see her. Mercy sets out toward the Mississippi River. Once there, shell catch a train over the Rockies and—if the telegram can be believed—be greeted in Washington Territory by the sheriff, who will take her to see her father in Seattle.

Reaching the Mississippi is a harrowing adventure by dirigible and rail through war-torn border states. When Mercy finally arrives in St. Louis, the only Tacoma-bound train is pulled by a terrifying Union-operated steam engine called the Dreadnought. Reluctantly, Mercy buys a ticket and climbs aboard.

What ought to be a quiet trip turns deadly when the train is beset by bushwhackers, then vigorously attacked by a band of Rebel soldiers. The train is moving away from battle lines into the vast, unincorporated west, so Mercy cant imagine why theyre so interested. Perhaps the mysterious cargo secreted in the second and last train cars has something to do with it?

Mercy is just a frustrated nurse who wants to see her father before he dies. But shell have to survive both Union intrigue and Confederate opposition if she wants to make it off the Dreadnought alive.

Review:

"An intimate, well-crafted portrait of a nurse on a mission adds depth to this exceptional Civil War steampunk thriller, the self-contained sequel to 2009's Locus Award — winning Boneshaker. Mercy Lynch, recently widowed and taxed to exhaustion by caring for Confederate wounded in Richmond, must cross the war-torn nation to reach her estranged father, who lies dying in the Washington territories. After her dirigible is shot out of the air, Mercy joins Horatio Korman, a Texas Ranger with an agenda, on the Union's famous steam engine, the Dreadnought. On their trail are desperate Confederate soldiers and a zombified Mexican legion. The battles and intrigue are entertaining, but the real draw is Priest's latest no-nonsense heroine, who comes equipped with a full measure of sharp judgment and brutal competence as well as a nurse's kind (but not saintly) heart. (Oct.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright PWyxz LLC)

Synopsis:

Priest delivers the stand-alone sequel to her steampunk adventure--and runaway hit--"Boneshaker."

About the Author

CHERIE PRIEST is the author of Boneshaker, the first book in the Clockwork Century series, and several other novels. She lives in Seattle, and keeps a popular blog at cmpriest.livejournal.com.

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JoyceRW, January 1, 2013 (view all comments by JoyceRW)
this book kept me captivated the whole way through; brilliant plot line, wonderful writing style, and very well rounded. I wouldn't hesitate to read it again.
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Joyce Wunder, January 4, 2012 (view all comments by Joyce Wunder)
this book is excellent, with a believable hero and an well thought out plot. the fact that it can be read alone or in context with the other books (like Bone Shaker) makes it that much better because you don't feel compelled to read more if you didn't like it, but if you do then there is even more to it.
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Tim Lewis, November 19, 2011 (view all comments by Tim Lewis)
Dreadnought gathered steam (pun intended) beginning with the sobering realities of war and accelerating to breakneck speeds of shootouts on dueling trains. Cherie Priest took the foundation she laid with Boneshaker and created something new in Dreadnought, with a few tie-ins to its predecessor. The two stories are greatly different and you can read one without having read the other, but why would you want to? This story is a speeding juggernaut of action, mystery, and intrigue…with zombies.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780765325785
Author:
Priest, Cherie
Publisher:
Tor Books
Subject:
Science Fiction - General
Subject:
Science / General
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-A to Z
Subject:
Alternative History
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
2
Publication Date:
20100931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.50 in

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Product details 400 pages Tor Books - English 9780765325785 Reviews:
"Staff Pick" by ,

I thoroughly enjoyed Dreadnought. It's fast paced, action packed, and filled with believable characters in unbelievable situations. Cherie Priest is a talented writer. She surprised me again and again with her ability to combine tragic humanity and science-fiction tropes, all in an alternate reality that is seamlessly constructed. With head-to-head train fights, giant walkers, six-shooters, and zombies, what's not to love? I'd recommend this book to everyone and anyone.

"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "An intimate, well-crafted portrait of a nurse on a mission adds depth to this exceptional Civil War steampunk thriller, the self-contained sequel to 2009's Locus Award — winning Boneshaker. Mercy Lynch, recently widowed and taxed to exhaustion by caring for Confederate wounded in Richmond, must cross the war-torn nation to reach her estranged father, who lies dying in the Washington territories. After her dirigible is shot out of the air, Mercy joins Horatio Korman, a Texas Ranger with an agenda, on the Union's famous steam engine, the Dreadnought. On their trail are desperate Confederate soldiers and a zombified Mexican legion. The battles and intrigue are entertaining, but the real draw is Priest's latest no-nonsense heroine, who comes equipped with a full measure of sharp judgment and brutal competence as well as a nurse's kind (but not saintly) heart. (Oct.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright PWyxz LLC)
"Synopsis" by , Priest delivers the stand-alone sequel to her steampunk adventure--and runaway hit--"Boneshaker."
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