Tin Swift (Age of Steam Series #2)

Tin Swift (Age of Steam Series #2)

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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 chaos, one man fights to hold on to his humanity—and his honor. . .

 Life on the frontier is full of deceit and danger, but bounty hunter Cedar Hunt is a man whose word is his bond. Cursed with becoming a beast every full moon, Cedar once

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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 chaos, one man fights to hold on to his humanity—and his honor. . .

 Life on the frontier is full of deceit and danger, but bounty hunter Cedar Hunt is a man whose word is his bond. Cursed with becoming a beast every full moon, Cedar once believed his destiny was to be alone. But now, Cedar finds himself saddled with a group of refugees, including the brother he once thought lost.

Keeping his companions alive is proving to be no easy task, in part because of the promise he made to the unpredictable Madder brothers—three miners who know the secret mechanisms of the Strange. To fulfill his pledge, Cedar must hunt a powerful weapon known as the Holder—a search that takes him deep into the savage underbelly of the young country and high into the killing glim-field skies defended by desperate men and deadly ships.

But the battles he faces are just a glimmer of a growing war stirring the country. To keep his word Cedar must navigate betrayal, lies, and treacherous alliances, risking everything to save the lives of those he has come to hold dear…

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Publishers Weekly
Starred Review.

Monk's enthralling second Age of Steam American steampunk adventure (after Dead Iron) brings back Cedar Hunt, a werewolf who can sense the Strange, creatures of magic and machine that seek to harm the mortal world. A bargain, and the nature of his curse, have committed Cedar to seeking out the pieces of a Strange weapon, the Holder, any portion of which can wreak destruction. Accompanied by Mae Lindson, a witch losing her grasp on sanity, and gifted mechanic Rose Small, whose tie to the Holder threatens her life, Cedar is joined by airship captain Hink, who seeks the Holder for his own ends. Monk expands her world into the sky, where air pirates and risk-seekers harvest a magical substance called glim, while grounding its history with tales of the recent war. Action and romance combine with a deft precision that will keep readers turning pages-and anxiously awaiting the next volume. Agent: Miriam Kriss, the Irene Goodman Agency.
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New York Times bestselling author Ilona Andrews
“Devon Monk rocks—her unique setting and powerful characters aren’t to be missed!”
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“Devon Monk rocks—her unique setting and powerful characters aren’t to be missed!”
New York Times bestselling author Ilona Andrews
Kirkus Reviews
Monk (Magic Without Mercy, 2012, etc.) delivers the second installment in her genre-blending Age of Steam series. Following 2011's Dead Iron, Monk here delivers an amalgamation of science fiction and fantasy genre elements, told in an alternately hard-boiled and folksy tone. Lycanthrope Cedar Hunt travels on the Old West frontier with, among others, a witch, Hunt's werewolf brother and engineers specializing in steampunk-style tech, on a quest to find the Holder, a mysterious and powerful weapon. Soon after finding a town inundated by the supernatural creatures known as the Strange, Hunt and company are rescued by the airship Swift. Capt. Hink, who leads the Swift's crew, wants the Holder as well, and another airship is hot on their trail. The novel is almost a sci-fi/fantasy Mad Lib--a Western-fantasy-steampunk-horror mashup attempting to draw together disparate elements of very different genres. Of all the elements on display, Monk leans most heavily on the supernatural and magical aspects. (She is also the author of the magic-oriented Allie Beckstrom urban-fantasy series.) At times, however, it feels as if the author is throwing together too many things at once; the mere fact that she combines so many different genres means that some are bound to get short shrift. Though there's plenty of airship action, the steampunk-ish components can feel a bit tacked on and may not satisfy some hard-core steampunk aficionados. Also, for a novel that genre-crunches with such abandon, the story is a grim and serious affair, with relatively little humor. That said, readers of magic-based fantasy and fans of offbeat Westerns may find things to like. A high-concept but uneven genre combo.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780451464538
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
07/03/2012
Series:
Age of Steam Series, #2
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
735,442
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Devon Monk has one husband, two sons, and a dog named Mojo. Surrounded by numerous colorful family members, she lives in Oregon. She has sold over fifty short stories to fantasy, science fiction, horror, humor, and young adult magazines and anthologies. She has been published in five countries and included in a year's best fantasy collection.

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Tin Swift: The Age of Steam 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 31 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
12/3/12 A fine installment to this series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have enjoyed these two books in thus series. The world buulding is solid, the characters are in depth and believable, the plot is creative and interesting and there is plenty of thrills and action. This grabs you from the start holds tight until the end. I can't wait for the next book. I also love other series written by this author as well. Keep them coming please!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wonderful book! EXTRAORDINARY! Btw anonymous #1 i can post also
LovingMyBookS More than 1 year ago
This is a wonderful steampunk and a wonderful second book! Most steampunk books I've read just add gadgets into their urban fantasy/mystery/romance story, but this series makes the steampunk a part of the every day world and makes it feel like this could have been real in the 1800's Western America. Thank you Devon Monk for sharing your vision of steampunk and your imagination.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well written full of magic and steam. Punk on.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Name: ali. Age:13 talent: very good reflexs has high senses.
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It was awesome the story flows so well it leaves on the edge of your seat wanting more i bought the third book immediately and can't wait for the next installment
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm sorry to bring the death announcement of Dotstar, leader of WhispClan. It was delayed. Now, the leader is Whitestar. Dotstar would like you to continue in an alliance with WhispClan.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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