Dead Iron (Age of Steam, Book 1) by Devon Monk

By Devon Monk

Welcome to a brand new the US that's equipped on blood, sweat, and gears...

In steam age the United States, males, monsters, machines, and magic conflict for a similar scrap of earth and sky. during this chaos, bounty hunter Cedar Hunt rides, cursed by means of lycanthropy and wearing the guilt of his brother's loss of life. Then he's provided desire that his brother might but continue to exist. All he has to do is use the Holder: a robust equipment 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 one issues a guy can expect are his weapons, gears, and grit, Cedar should depend upon all 3 if he's going to save lots of his brother and reclaim his soul as soon as and for all...

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When at last Hazel had got him back to the ditch, he refused at first to go underground and Hazel had almost to push him down the hole. The sun set behind the opposite slope. The wind turned colder, with a scatter of rain, and in less than an hour it was dark. All color had faded from the sky: and although the big board by the gate creaked slightly in the night wind (as though to insist that it had not disappeared in the darkness, but was still firmly where it had been put), there was no passer-by to read the sharp, hard letters that cut straight as black knives across its white surface.

Evidently there were nesting holes in the sheer face below them, for as the light grew they saw three or four martins dart out over the stream and away into the fields beyond. In a short time one returned with his beak full, and they could hear the nestlings squeaking as he flew out of sight beneath their feet. The bank did not extend far in either direction. Upstream, it sloped down to a grassy path between the trees and the water. This followed the line of the river, which ran straight from almost as far away as they could see, flowing smoothly without fords, gravel shallows or plank bridges.

At this moment, as he was still wondering what to say to them, he suddenly realized that something had lightened his spirits. What could it be? A smell? A sound? Then he knew. Nearby, across the river, a lark had begun to twitter and climb. It was morning. A blackbird called one or two deep, slow notes and was followed by a wood pigeon. Soon they were in a gray twilight and could see that the stream bordered the further edge of the wood. On the other side lay open fields. 8. The Crossing The centurion ...

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