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The Steam Magnate
     

The Steam Magnate

by Dana Copithorne
 

Departing from formulaic themes involving quests, magicians, and mythical animals, this fantasy novel follows a character with powers more ordinary than most uber-wizards. Having inherited the steam-power legacy and the mysterious ability to funnel the assets of others into his own coffers through the mere use of ink and paper, Eson is hated by some and feared by

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Departing from formulaic themes involving quests, magicians, and mythical animals, this fantasy novel follows a character with powers more ordinary than most uber-wizards. Having inherited the steam-power legacy and the mysterious ability to funnel the assets of others into his own coffers through the mere use of ink and paper, Eson is hated by some and feared by others. While recovering from a disastrous relationship with a woman of his own magical kind, he meets a young woman who isn’t who she claims to be, and Eson must now defend himself against challenges far too close to home. Set in a world that is a tempting concoction of fairy-tale charm and everyday existence, this work explores the inequities of social class and the realities living among the less fortunate.

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Phantastik-Couch
Full of subtle magic ... a quest for identity and meaning. Rhythmical, with almost meditative depictions, it's hard to resist.
SF Revu
A unique flavor. . . . Although a first novel, it reads like an experienced author's experiment. . . . Copithorne doesn't follow the usual formulas.

Library Journal - Library Journal
The charismatic inheritor of his family's ability to produce vital steampower, Eson also possesses his lineage's magic-the knowledge of how to bind other people and their fortunes to him through enchanted contracts written with pen and ink. When a mysterious young woman comes into his life, he recognizes a kindred spirit, not knowing that her presence means his betrayal. Copithorne's first novel creates a world of subtle intrigue and fragile shifts of power and fills it with characters who appear both steeped in reality and larger than life. Lyrical in style, with a fairy-tale atmosphere enhanced by the author's delicate line drawings, this fantasy of love and transformation belongs in adult and YA fantasy collections. Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781933083087
Publisher:
Aio Publishing Company
Publication date:
09/30/2006
Series:
Broken Glass City Mosaic Series
Edition description:
AIO PUBLISHING CO., LLC
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.30(h) x 1.00(d)

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Dana Copithorne has been recognized by the Czechoslovak Society of Arts and Sciences for her studies on the link between the sociopolitical reality of the Czech Republic and Czech science fiction and other literatures.

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