By Devon Monk
Welcome to a brand new the US that's outfitted on blood, sweat, and gears...
In steam age the US, males, monsters, machines, and magic conflict for a similar scrap of earth and sky. during this chaos, bounty hunter Cedar Hunt rides, cursed through lycanthropy and wearing the guilt of his brother's dying. Then he's provided wish that his brother may possibly but continue to exist. All he has to do is use the Holder: a robust gadget created via mad devisers-and now within the fingers of an historic unusual who used to be banished to stroll this Earth.
In a land formed by way of magic, steam, and iron, the place the single issues a guy can expect are his weapons, gears, and grit, Cedar should depend upon all 3 if he's going to avoid wasting his brother and reclaim his soul as soon as and for all...
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Just the one,’ said Harry, lifting off a battered ivory-handled travel box. ’ Each of the visitor’s words was carefully nuanced, as if Harry were polishing each vowel before saying it. They belied the otherwise rough appearance of the man. Oliver offered to take the case, but Harry shook his head. ’ ‘He’s my uncle. ’ Harry stopped to look at Oliver as they left the field. ‘Young Master Brooks. Perhaps I should have recognized you. ’ That made Oliver start. ’ ‘That I did, Oliver. My trade sometimes put me in the path of your father and mother.
Molly followed her new employer out onto the street, leaving the dank Sun Gate workhouse to the Beadle and his minions. The lady had a private cab waiting for her, the horses and carriage as jet-black as the livery of the squat, bullet-headed retainer standing beside them. ‘Damson Fairborn,’ Molly coughed politely as the manservant swung open the cab door. ’ Molly indicated the high prison-like walls of the poorhouse behind them. ‘This isn’t the usual recruiting ground for a domestic’ Her new employer looked surprised.
The description of his uncle’s guest still lay crumpled in there. ’ A voice diverted his attention away from his uncle’s errand – Thaddius. A boy he had known from school. When Oliver had still been allowed to attend school, of course. In the way of the young everywhere, the lad’s nickname was Slim, because he was anything but. The portly Thaddius had about as many friends in Hundred Locks as Oliver. At least, as many friends as Oliver had been left with, after the word had spread about what he really was … or might become.
Dead Iron (Age of Steam, Book 1) by Devon Monk