Steelflower

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Picking the wrong pocket can get a girl in trouble.
First of the Steelflower Chronicles
Thief, assassin, sellsword-Kaia Steelflower is famous. Well, mostly famous, and mostly for the wrong reasons. She's made a good life for herself, despite being kicked out of her homeland for having no magic. She's saving up for her retirement, when she can settle down, run an inn, and leave the excitement for others.
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Steelflower (Steelflower Chronicles Series #1)

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Overview

Picking the wrong pocket can get a girl in trouble.
First of the Steelflower Chronicles
Thief, assassin, sellsword-Kaia Steelflower is famous. Well, mostly famous, and mostly for the wrong reasons. She's made a good life for herself, despite being kicked out of her homeland for having no magic. She's saving up for her retirement, when she can settle down, run an inn, and leave the excitement for others.
Then she picks the wrong pocket, wakes up with a hangover, and gets far more than she bargained for. Now she has a huge, furry barbarian to look after, a princeling from her homeland to fend off, and an old debt to fulfill. And for some reason, the God-Emperor's assassins want to kill her.
It's never easy being an elvish sellsword, and this time it just might be fatal.
This book is a partial re-release.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781599986425
  • Publisher: Samhain Publishing
  • Publication date: 9/30/2008
  • Series: Steelflower Chronicles Series , #1
  • Pages: 324
  • Sales rank: 1,273,520
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Lilith Saintcrow was born in New Mexico, bounced around the world as an Air Force brat, and fell in love with writing when she was ten years old. After taking second place in a fiction-writing contest sealed her addiction to the written word, it's often supposed that she has ink instead of blood filling her veins. A previously published author, she has written a paranormal romance, Dark Watcher. She currently lives in Vancouver, WA with her husband, two small children and a houseful of cats. Her website is: http: //www.lilithsaintcrow.com.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 16, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    Awesome

    I'm not sure how I came across this book, but I am so glad I did. This is my first time reading a Lilith Saintcrow book, and I doubt it will be my last. I was really impressed with Steelflower.

    The main character, Kaia, is a strong, independent and fully capable woman. She has some emotional issues, but considering her past that is to be expected. She comes across many different people during this story, and Saintcrow does a great job of describing them.

    I very much recommend this one. The only flaw is that there isn't a continuation! The ending leaves so many questions; what happens to the group, what will Rikrik do, what happens with Kaia and her troupe. I really hope that Saintcrow will publish book 2 soon, because my curiosity is killing me.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 3, 2008

    Best YET!

    I've read other novels by this author. But this is the best story yet. Now this author is unusual in that she will retire her heroines so that they can have a rest from the turbulence of their fictional lives. This story is a swords & sorcery novel with a woman that calls to the inner doubts of all of us. I wasn't able to put this story down. In fact, when I get home tonight I'm going to re-read it. You'll love it, too. If you like Butcher, Harris, Kenyon, and Lackey, you'll love this novel.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 30, 2012

    Great Read from Lilith Saintcrow

    If you liked any of Lilith's other series such as Dante Valentine or Jill Kismet then you should love Steelflower. My only complaint is she has not continued the series in the last 5 years since the book was released in 07. I am hoping that since she just finished Kismet up she will pick this one back up!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 28, 2012

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    I love reading a strong story with lots of twists and turns and

    I love reading a strong story with lots of twists and turns and this one didn't disappoint! I'm already on my second re-read of this one and have bought several from other favorite authors sitting untouched on my NOOK.
    Meet Kaia... outcast of her people, pick-pocket, highly intelligent, deadly with weapons, and slightly warped in her own sense of self... running from her past and instead runs smack dab into it. Things aren't always what they seem, and the truth is slowly revealed in bits and pieces throughout the book
    I loved the Dante Valentine character.; and while Kaia is very well developed and non-formulaic, there are quite a few parallels between her and Dante. The Dante Valentine series being more industrial, alternate or possible future.... and Kaia's world having a fantastical (but not hard to get decipher) world that once was.
    She's a strong, warped in her own way female character with a very well developed sense of morality. I've always liked that in a character be it male or female! However, my being FEMALE leads me more towards the strong female especially a very formidable one like Kaia.
    If you enjoy a wide variety of settings, word play, Saintcrow's works (especially Dante as Kaia is more like her but in a very different world), and quite the seemingly fantastical past... go ahead! Pick this one up! If you've got enough sense to get past the use of "fantasy-writing" language though not littered and heavy with it, I think you'll get into it! I'm glad I did!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 12, 2012

    One of my favorites!

    I cant even tell you how many times I have read this book, but every time I pick it up its like the first time. When I first read it I was unsure of my feelings for it but I grew to love the charcters. The relationship between the two protagonists is really very beautiful and draws you into their world and culture. One warning and complaint, there are a few random and hideously done illistrations. Avoid them. I have infact put post it notes in my paper copy to avoid looking at them. There are really only three but they shatter the illusion of beautiful characters. This in no way is a reason not to read this book however. Hurry up with the sequal Lilith!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2011

    Wonderful!

    I really enjoyed Steelflower, far removed from the typical vampire, werewolf, or zombie plots. A wonderful fantasy plot, I cannot wait the remainder of the series. :)

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 25, 2011

    Highly recommended

    just loved it. cannot wait until the next book comes out i am just waiting to see what lies await for Kaia and Darik.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 8, 2011

    Great book!

    I can't wait for the next book to come out! A delicious fantasy book with great characters.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 8, 2014

    Soooooo.......

    Published in 2007.
    At the end of the book , it says "to be continued".
    It is now 6/2014.
    What's up with that? Where is the second book?
    I am totally in love with Lilith Saintcrow. What a mind. I have read all of her books available as ebooks. But Lilith! Where is the second book?????

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 26, 2014

    Intense love for this book

    This is honestly one of the most amazing books I have ever had the pleasure of reading. I loved the characters. I loved the plot. I loved the verbal sparring matches. There was almost nothing to dislike about this book. I'm only disappointed that it was explicitly stated in the book that their would be a continuation... and there's been quite a large amount of time since then... and I'm still waiting for said continuation. I still hold out hope for an eventual continuation because this is my favorite book of hers and I would hate to think there will never be more.

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  • Posted April 11, 2013

    I am a voracious reader of fantasy fiction and this is one of th

    I am a voracious reader of fantasy fiction and this is one of the best books I have every read. The world is unique and well developed, the characters are well drawn and interesting and the action is great. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys fantasy fiction. I also have most of Lillith Saintcrow's books and really enjoyed them. Some are slash and burn so the violence quotient is very high (Jill Kismet) but all of the writing is well done.

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  • Posted July 10, 2011

    She does it again!

    I am quickly buying all of her books, I love the storylines and the flawed charectors who end up making a family. Another great book. Not to mention the fighting!

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  • Posted June 20, 2011

    I really liked this book

    This was a good read, wish there was another book.

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  • Posted January 3, 2011

    Read Other Lili St. Crow AKA Lilith Saintcrow

    her books are amazing.

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  • Posted June 1, 2010

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    Steelflower was very hard to read at times.

    It was not a light read. If you do no like books that are sometimes hard to read, do to language barrier. Do not read this book. If their was a dictionary for the words I had to figure out on my own I might have like it better. The characters were discribed in such detail. The cities and towns were also. I do like this authur and that is why I read it.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 12, 2009

    Steel Flower

    I found this book to be very entertaining and original. The characters were realistic and the plot was very good. I've been awaiting the second book!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 24, 2009

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    may be your thing maybe not

    i like the jim butcher novels and charlaine harris and alot of other writers but found this book to be a little..whats the word...childlike? i wasnt able to get very far into the book. i guess it just wasnt my thing. maybe youll like it.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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