Tin Swift (Age of Steam Series #2)

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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 ...

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Overview

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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Editorial Reviews

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!”
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 Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 7/3/2012
  • Series: Age of Steam Series , #2
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 700,127
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

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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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 3, 2012

    12/3/12

    12/3/12 A fine installment to this series.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 29, 2012

    Another great book

    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!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 19, 2012

    Great book

    Wonderful book! EXTRAORDINARY! Btw anonymous #1 i can post also

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 29, 2012

    This is a wonderful steampunk and a wonderful second book! Most

    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.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 23, 2014

    To Grace

    I think it just means that we're locked out. I'm not sure if there's anything we can do about it. It is NOT COOL :( ~RaisingCain

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 10, 2014

    Ali's bio

    Name: ali. Age:13 talent: very good reflexs has high senses.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 10, 2014

    Maddie to Ali

    Hey im 13 too wanna chat

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 6, 2013

    Highly recommended

    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

    Posted June 5, 2013

    Swirlingkits bio

    Age 3:description a beautiful silver tabby she cat with a white swirl on my chest.: mate crush kits nope rank kit personailty sweet kind wonderful to be aund

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 26, 2013

    Bloodclaws bio

    Name bloodclaw age: 12 moons gender:male looks:red fur mate:none kits:none history: if you ask you will get killed kin: all killed by foxes so none

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 27, 2013

    Nettlestar bio

    Name: nettlestar. Rank: leader. Duh. Mate: raintalon :3. Age: 13 1/2 moons. Appearence: is a silver tiger. But when i get mad my pelt turns black and my eyes come from icey blue to blood red. My claws are long. Has white paws. Per: sweet, funny, cool, aswome, is a good hunter. And fighter. Fav super hero is batman, spiderman, superman, and thore. Fav song: pay phone by maroon 5.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 22, 2013

    Falconstar

    Hello my name is Falconstar... may I be leader?



    *;)falconstar(;*

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 13, 2013

    Higuys.

    "Hey, you scared of Anubis? he's the god of funerals! How 'bout Osiris, he's got blue skin! How 'bout—"
    "How about you shut up, Sadie!""
    Wow, Carter. You can be SO annoying sometimes. More like ALL the time."
    "Hey, Sadie, can't you shut up like I told you to? Or can you not hear?"
    "Carter!"
    "Well, sorry. Can't make time go backward."
    "You are SO ugly."
    "Well, sorry. Can't change it."
    Sadie is 14 and she is a siamese.
    Carter is 15 and he is dark brown and blue eyes.
    "Can we join?"
    They said in unusion.
    Please respond.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 4, 2013

    Hello

    Greetings, how is the prey running? My name is Stormfern. I wish to join a Clan, but I cannot shed blood in battle. I have training similar to a medicine cat, though I have never received the official ceremony. Reply soon. May StarClan light your path.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 4, 2013

    Poolkit

    Hi. May I join? Everything about me is in the first result.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 2, 2013

    Electrolightning

    A neon orange she with electric blue eyes pads in. She needs a mate and wants kits not adopted.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 2, 2013

    Ashclaw

    *a brownish red shecat pads in she had several scars on her side she had friendly blue eyes she had white paws and underbelly you could see she had a swolen belly so she was a queen she was mateless as well she sat down* "hello im ashclaw im a queen & my kits should be due either tonight or tomorrow morning. May i join?"

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 2, 2013

    Snowfur

    She runs in. "I want to join!!!!!"

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 11, 2013

    To nettlestar

    im sorry but i am the leader and the one who thought up this clan. You dont have to believe me but its true.

    But you can be a warrior! I will have to check deputy position,but i think we already have a deputy.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 3, 2013

    Aquawhisker

    Hello?

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