Cold Copper (Age of Steam Series #3)

Cold Copper (Age of Steam Series #3)

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by Devon Monk
     
 

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In steam age America, men, monsters, machines, and magic battle to claim the same scrap of earth and sky. In this madness, one man struggles to keep his humanity, his honor, and his hell-bent mission intact....
 
Bounty hunter and lycanthrope Cedar Hunt vowed to track down all seven pieces of the Holder—a strange device capable of deadly

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In steam age America, men, monsters, machines, and magic battle to claim the same scrap of earth and sky. In this madness, one man struggles to keep his humanity, his honor, and his hell-bent mission intact....
 
Bounty hunter and lycanthrope Cedar Hunt vowed to track down all seven pieces of the Holder—a strange device capable of deadly destruction. And, accompanied by witch Mae Lindson and the capricious Madder brothers, he sets out to do just that. But the crew is forced to take refuge in the frontier town of Des Moines, Iowa, when a glacial storm stops them in their tracks. The town, under mayor Killian Vosbrough, is ruled with an iron fist—and plagued by the steely Strange, creatures that pour through the streets like the unshuttered wind.
 
But Cedar soon learns that Vosbrough is mining cold copper for the cataclysmic generators he’s manufacturing deep beneath Des Moines, bringing the search for the Holder to a halt. Chipping through ice, snow, and bone-chilling bewitchment to expose a dangerous plot, Cedar must stop Vosbrough and his scheme to rule the land and sky....
 

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Publishers Weekly
Danger from the Strange—and from human greed—grows in the American Weird West in this page-turning third Age of Steam installment (after Tin Swift). Cursed werewolves Cedar and Wil Hunt, powerful witch Mae Lindson, and the maybe-not-quite-human Madder brothers continue their pursuit of the Holder, a Strange weapon that could tear apart the world. Sidetracked by dangerous winter weather and an old oath, they arrive in Des Moines, Iowa, where the mayor has a vendetta against the Madders and no intention of letting Cedar pursue the Strange in his city. Meanwhile, engineer and “deviser” Rose Small and skyship captain Lee Hink, on the romantic outs, pursue stolen equipment that combines technology, witchcraft, and the Strange to create weaponized automatons. Monk’s pacing is perfect, and the characters of her ensemble cast are so well drawn that each can justifiably command the lead as the story requires. Constantly improving series are rare, but Monk’s Age of Steam just keeps getting better. Agent: Miriam Kriss, Irene Goodman Literary Agency. (July)
From the Publisher
Praise for Devon Monk's The Age of Steam Novels

Dead Iron is a must read.”—New York Times bestselling author Keri Arthur
 
“A relentless western and a gritty steampunk, bound together by wicked magic. The action is superb, the stakes are sky-high, and the passion runs wild. Who knew cowboys and gears could be this much fun? Devon Monk rocks—her unique setting and powerful characters aren’t to be missed!”—New York Times bestselling author Ilona Andrews
 
“A novel and interesting take on the steampunk tropes, with generous nods to other genres, and plenty of odd but human characters and Mad Science.”—New York Times bestselling author S.M. Stirling
 
“Werewolves, witches, and creatures of both flesh and metal clash in a scarred land stitched together with iron rails—a steampunk world so real I could almost smell the grease and hear the gears grind. Beautifully written and brilliantly imagined.”—New York Times bestselling author Rachel Vincent
 
“A magnificent tale of Edenic mountains, steam-powered assassins, deathless love and transformation. Fast paced, tricksy, turning from one extreme to another, the reader will be drawn ever deeper into the ticking, dripping iron heart of this story.”—Jay Lake, award-winning author of Green

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780451418609
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
07/02/2013
Series:
Age of Steam Series , #3
Pages:
400
Sales rank:
596,336
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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From the Publisher
Praise for Devon Monk's The Age of Steam Novels

Dead Iron is a must read.”—New York Times bestselling author Keri Arthur
 
“A relentless western and a gritty steampunk, bound together by wicked magic. The action is superb, the stakes are sky-high, and the passion runs wild. Who knew cowboys and gears could be this much fun? Devon Monk rocks—her unique setting and powerful characters aren’t to be missed!”—New York Times bestselling author Ilona Andrews
 
“A novel and interesting take on the steampunk tropes, with generous nods to other genres, and plenty of odd but human characters and Mad Science.”—New York Times bestselling author S.M. Stirling
 
“Werewolves, witches, and creatures of both flesh and metal clash in a scarred land stitched together with iron rails—a steampunk world so real I could almost smell the grease and hear the gears grind. Beautifully written and brilliantly imagined.”—New York Times bestselling author Rachel Vincent
 
“A magnificent tale of Edenic mountains, steam-powered assassins, deathless love and transformation. Fast paced, tricksy, turning from one extreme to another, the reader will be drawn ever deeper into the ticking, dripping iron heart of this story.”—Jay Lake, award-winning author of Green

Meet the Author

Devon Monk has one husband, two sons, and a dog named Mojo. She writes, knits silly things, and lives in Oregon.

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Cold Copper (Age of Steam Series #3) 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ok so I'm only half way through this book and it has kept me enthralled the whole way. The way Devon Monk intertwined the chapters in this series keeps you going back for more, loosing track of time and invisioning the landscape of her art. I bought the book by the shear fact of a gut feeling about it and now I really do not want to finish it. I want it to keep going and going. The only sad day you will have with this book is when it is finished but I guess you could turn to page 1 and read it again.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fun book, lots of challenge and reasonably complex characters.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Another winner from Devon Monk. Love this series.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If Devon Monk hasn't captured from the first book, Dead Iron, then she'll capture your attention in Cold Copper. The more you get to know the characters (and possibly get fustrated at their stobborness and choices), the more you come to like/love them as the story progresses from their separation at the witches covens in Kansas to their reunion. Running from the Sheriff and Mayor of Des Moines. While still trying to find one of the missing pieces of the Holder and the hundred of missing children of the town. Their adventures and travels takes a dangerous curve where their lives are at stake. I hope this is helpful to you readers. If your looking for a story in the paranormal, with adventures and dangers mingled close together. Plus, the steampunk makes this book all the more interesting to read. [Truth be told. I wanted to pickup the first book to read it all over again to Cold Copper. I look forward and wait with anticipation for the fourth book in The Age of Steam series to come out.]