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Steampunk Tales
     

Steampunk Tales

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by Ren Cummins
 
What if Death wore a pretty black dress?

Everyone in Oldtown had heard talk of the Reapers. Even though nobody had seen one in years, everyone whispered the tales: flying from rooftop to rooftop, stealing the souls of the unwary, letting their undead beasts hunt through the streets for any member of the community too reckless or fearless to heed the nightly

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What if Death wore a pretty black dress?

Everyone in Oldtown had heard talk of the Reapers. Even though nobody had seen one in years, everyone whispered the tales: flying from rooftop to rooftop, stealing the souls of the unwary, letting their undead beasts hunt through the streets for any member of the community too reckless or fearless to heed the nightly curfew ... mysterious and terrifying, most feared to even mention them by name, lest they appear and gather your spirit away.

For 11-year-old Romany, her greatest fears were less about the mythological Reapers and more about surviving a miserable life inside of Oldtown's solitary orphanage. Her stark white hair made her an obvious target for the bullies, and the cruel nickname of "Ratgirl" had followed her for years. But if Rom thought her troubles were behind her, being struck dead by a bolt of lightning would only open the door to an entire life of new ones.

First on the list? Finding out that she herself...is a Reaper.

Second? Trying to defend herself against the only other Reaper she knows - who wants to kill her first!

But now that she has her wish - that she has a special purpose - will her life be her own, or will a dark and transformative prophecy wrest the newfound control away from her?

Find out in this first volume of Steampunk Tales, containing the novels "Reaper's Return", "The Morrow Stone", and "The City of the Dead."

Product Details

BN ID:
2940014742894
Publisher:
Renwritings
Publication date:
06/02/2012
Series:
Steampunk Tales , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
690,454
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

I’m a writer. I tell stories. The adventure began around the time a few astronauts were nancing about on the moon. There may have been offroading, there may have been golf; but all I saw was one giant leap for mankind. I was reading comic books and dreaming of when I’d get to grow up to be Spiderman. The tales of heroes, old and new, infected my otherwise somber way of thinking, and what came out on the other side resolved itself into a love of adventure. I’ve embraced the tangents of my life as fodder for material, from such relatively mundane (and disassociated) occupational interruptions like working as a hotel manager, music studio engineer, Middle Eastern drummer for bellydancers, and a crisis response manager. I’ve even picked up a few foreign languages, which fed right back into my love of English.

One night, not too long ago, as I told my daughter a bedtime story – one she and I were making up – it just clicked for me. Her enthusiastic expression and engagement reminded me of the one commonality of all my experiences that had meant so much to me: storytelling. I returned to writing, to telling stories. What feats and adventures await me next? Whispers suggest a children's anthology, a contemporary paranormal horror series, a pair of follow-up additions to the Chronicles of Aesirium, and an assortment of stand-alone science fiction and fantasy novels. Astoundingly, with all that in motion, I still continue to play the piano and doumbek in my free time. Rumors persist that I may have invented some sort of time machine.

But… that’s another story for another time.

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Steampunk Tales 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great storyline. A different take on this genre!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
She wandered down the streets, looking around nervously.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellent story telling - can't wait to start series 2
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Steampunk awesomeness! Great read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book, there is so much going on in it that it was actualy a slight challenge for me to understand everything that was going on. I could not put this book down! I recomend it for teens and adults alike. I loved having a book that was fast pace but at the same time a little complex.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm not even halfway through but so far I love it! It is different enough to spark interest and make you think but not so different that it is ridiculous. It is very well written and it catches your attention almost immediately upon opening it. Hopefully it'll just keep getting better!! :-)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago