Dead Iron

Dead Iron

Book - 2013
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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.."--
Publisher: New York : Roc, [2013], c2011.
ISBN: 9780451464279
0451464273
Branch Call Number: SCIFI Monk Devon 04/2011
Characteristics: 358 p. ;,18 cm.

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pinky0203
May 27, 2012

I just finished this first book and had a hard time putting it down until I was finished. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a combination of magic, monsters and machines set in the Old West, i.e. SteamPunk. You are left wanting to know what happens to the characters next....

starscreeam Oct 10, 2011

An almost seamless blend of western, horror, fantasy, and science fiction with a taste of romance. Once I started reading I couldn't put it down until it was done. I'm most definitely looking forward to more books in this series!

Clsomers Aug 29, 2011

it was exciting and creative, a wild mix of urban fantasy, steampunk and tale of the old wild west. When witches, werewolves, exiled elves (maybe?) and other Strange creatures meet up with devisers, matics, and tickers, not to mention guns, cold iron, regular townsfolk and all of their small-minded issues, well, chaos does tend to ensue. I liked the way the three main points of view wove together so that the three seemingly separate stories came together into one cohesive tale. The best part was the characters, I just liked them, especially the women. They were brave and outspoken and competent and quick-witted and just cool. My only complain is that it suffers a bit from being the first book in a series. I think that when I look back later it will be clear that she was introducing the characters in the best way that she could while still telling a complete and exciting story and setting up the next part of the tale as well, but it does leave them a bit under-explored. There's only so much you can do in one book after all and I'm just jumping the gun a bit by anticipating how rich these characters will become when she has a chance to really develop them, since they are already so intriguing. But overall I really enjoyed the book, it was a super fun mix of elements with a great story and characters that you won't be able to resist liking.

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