Age of Steam

Age of Steam

Click on title or cover to read an excerpt and description of each book.

DEAD IRON   – Book #1 – July 2011           TIN SWIFT  – Book #2 – July 2012










COLD COPPER – Book #3 July 2013


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79 Responses

  1. e.carodiaz
    e.carodiaz December 13, 2010 at 8:09 pm | | Reply

    hello love your book

  2. Devon
    Devon December 15, 2010 at 2:25 pm | | Reply

    Hello! Thank you!

  3. Carrie
    Carrie December 17, 2010 at 1:54 pm | | Reply

    Can’t wait!

    1. Devon
      Devon January 6, 2011 at 10:17 pm | | Reply

      Thank you! Me neither. :)

  4. Fae
    Fae December 18, 2010 at 11:15 pm | | Reply

    Hey, hey Devon Monk… I love your books… What is this one about? I’m a huge fan of Patricia Briggs and Jim Butcher and my theory is, if authors that I love are commenting on a book, I would most likely love that book… So I’m excited to read this one… Are we going to get excerpts soon??? I want to know more….!!!

    1. Devon
      Devon January 6, 2011 at 10:18 pm | | Reply

      I’m putting up the back cover blurb tonight. As soon as I get the thumbs up from my editor, I’ll see if I can post a blurb. :)

  5. Sabrina @ about happy books
    Sabrina @ about happy books December 20, 2010 at 1:37 am | | Reply

    Yay, I love Steampunk (especially steampunk romance) and I’m always excited to discover new books in this genre. The cover of “Dead Iron” looks fantastic.

    1. Devon
      Devon January 6, 2011 at 10:20 pm | | Reply

      I LOVE the cover! Artist is Cliff Nielsen. He does fabulous work!

  6. Suriayani Raip
    Suriayani Raip December 22, 2010 at 4:07 pm | | Reply

    Hi Devon!
    Can’t wait to read this series. I am a fan of Allie Beck but I would love to indulge in other characters too :) Any excerpt on this one yet?

    1. Devon
      Devon January 6, 2011 at 10:21 pm | | Reply

      As soon as my editor gives me the ok on the revisions, I’ll try to get and excerpt up. But I’m posting the back cover blurb now. :)

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  8. Abigail [All Things Urban Fantasy]
    Abigail [All Things Urban Fantasy] January 7, 2011 at 4:22 pm | | Reply

    Yes! I love paranormal mixing with steampunk. Sounds fantastic!

    1. Devon
      Devon January 29, 2011 at 11:02 am | | Reply

      Thank you, Abigail!! I had a blast writing it! I hope you’ll like it!!

      1. Lady
        Lady February 13, 2015 at 10:32 pm | | Reply

        Weill there be any new books coming out soon?

  9. Mary Allen
    Mary Allen February 4, 2011 at 9:12 am | | Reply

    Bumped into this by accident(just love when that happens)on Amazon and got the anticipatory tingles! I have really enjoyed the Magic series and look forward to the new! “blood sweat and gears”,love it…

    1. Devon
      Devon August 1, 2011 at 9:01 am | | Reply


      Thank you! Hope you enjoy it when you get your hands on it!

  10. Kristen @ Seeing Night Reviews
    Kristen @ Seeing Night Reviews April 17, 2011 at 5:17 pm | | Reply

    Reading the latest Allie Beckstrom book and I had to say that I am really excited to read your new series! Steampunk and a Paranormal mix is just fantastic and I cant wait to read it.

    1. Devon
      Devon August 1, 2011 at 9:02 am | | Reply


      Oh, thank you! I hope you like it when you get a chance to read it. :)

  11. Sean
    Sean July 2, 2011 at 4:21 pm | | Reply

    I just picked Dead Iron up today. I have only read the first few pages and I am already enjoying it. Thanks for a great book. Is it going to be a series or a stand alone?

    1. Devon
      Devon August 1, 2011 at 9:03 am | | Reply


      So glad you’re liking it so far! Right now there will be two books in this series with a possibility for more.

  12. Conny aka Psychobunny
    Conny aka Psychobunny July 10, 2011 at 4:24 am | | Reply

    Hi there. I think I just fell in love with that wolfie of yours *G* Downloaded the Kindle version and devoured it within 2 days. Can’t wait for the 2nd book in your new series. That mix between steampunk and magic is absolutely fascinating and the characters have the depth it requires to bring them to life if you know what I mean. I usually have a weak spot for the bad guy but not in this case. I felt the strong urge to carve LeFels heart out with a teaspoon *G*

    Also downloaded the first Allie Beckstrom novel last night and halfway through already. I’m intrigued by the implications of using magic and like the characters so I will download the rest as well. Though I must say I like the Steampunk setting better as it’s rougher and more down to earth. Besides werewolves are just too cool.

    1. Devon
      Devon August 1, 2011 at 9:06 am | | Reply


      Yay, some Cedar love! :) And you’re right, the Allie books and the Cedar books are really two different sorts of worlds, but I have a ridiculous amount of fun writing in both worlds.

  13. Jennifer
    Jennifer July 10, 2011 at 9:41 pm | | Reply

    Just finished your book ‘Dead Iron- Age of Steam’ I cannot wait until the next installment. Just found your work and so far I am loving it.

    1. Devon
      Devon August 1, 2011 at 9:06 am | | Reply


      Thank you! I’m working on book 2 right now, and I just have to say I am giddy with the fun of it!

  14. Rick
    Rick July 23, 2011 at 11:39 am | | Reply

    I must echo the sentiments of the others on this page: blending steampunk and paranormal elements makes for a truly savory mix. It’s been a long time since I picked up a book that drew me in so strongly; I was loathe to put it down for even such things as going to work or having a bite to eat. This is an amazing book, and I will keep a close eye on your future endeavors. Now I’m off to start the Allie Beckstrom series….

    1. Devon
      Devon August 1, 2011 at 9:08 am | | Reply


      Thank you so much! I love writing in Cedar’s world. Heck, I love writing in Allie’s world too!

      Happy reading!!

  15. d
    d August 12, 2011 at 8:14 pm | | Reply

    love. love love this book. i found dead iron by happen-stance and gladly list it as my favorite! is this going to be a series???

  16. Kerry
    Kerry August 14, 2011 at 7:40 pm | | Reply

    Having just finished the excellent Dead Iron I just wanted to comment on a few things. The blending of the various supernatural types you have is smoothly and expertly done. Obviously, even though you have expressed at this point only one redux I can see the opportunity for many avenues of reading enjoyment thru the various characters as each undergoes his or her own exploration of their lives and origination; much of which is yet to be known.
    The combination of western and supernatural leaves you open to a vast amount of lore on both sides also yet unexplored for your characters. with your complement moving East towards a more civilized country some may find themselves fish out of water where others are accustomed to more structure and have left it without regret.
    The Madder brothers are aptly named. Unbridled and uniquely chldlike in their abandonment. They should be a force to reckon with but seem restrained by some as yet unknown set of rules to be discovered.
    Rose is a budding force to be seen in its entirety. And I admire her resolve, spunk and independence.
    Ceder and Wil. So much there and so little time.

  17. Micah
    Micah August 22, 2011 at 5:44 am | | Reply

    Kk. Done with that one, next seven of them please?

    1. Devon
      Devon August 23, 2011 at 9:14 am | | Reply

      Lol! Glad you liked the book!!

  18. Sara
    Sara August 27, 2011 at 11:40 pm | | Reply

    I just finished Dead Iron and all I have to say is please-oh-please come out with a sequel soon. It’s been all of five minutes since I finished and already I’m itching to read more. This book is absolutely fantastic and I’m thrilled that I picked it up and started it. Thank you!!!!

  19. Drew
    Drew September 2, 2011 at 5:06 pm | | Reply

    I just wanted to take the time to tell you how awsome your books are. Ive read all of them and cant get enough. you are so good at keeping the reader on the edge of there seat. Thank you for being awsome

  20. Fleur Lewis
    Fleur Lewis September 4, 2011 at 11:59 pm | | Reply

    Have read all your Allie Beckstrom books!! Love your new book Dead Iron. You just keep getting better and better!!!

  21. Logan
    Logan September 23, 2011 at 3:10 pm | | Reply

    I loved it can’t wait to read the new one when its finished I read it in 2the days I couldn’t put it down

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  23. Les Seabolt
    Les Seabolt November 1, 2011 at 6:49 pm | | Reply

    Found this book at Borders when it was going under. Loved the cover, love Steam punk so I grabbed it. I was blown away! We run a steam punk Role Playing Game with my children and their geeky friends (Using modified pathfinder) and so many of the ideas in this book run parallel to our game that I am going to require all the players to get a copy! I am so hoping you continue this tale! I swear by Glim and God I will buy the next book the second it hits the shelf!

  24. Lee Beagan
    Lee Beagan November 7, 2011 at 10:29 am | | Reply

    Just thought I would add my own congrats on this wonderful series, read the first book awhile back, but I am eager to continue down the very interesting and wonderful path you are leading us on. Keep up the great story, I anticipate a wonderful relationship.

  25. Darcy
    Darcy November 8, 2011 at 8:05 pm | | Reply


    I just finished your book Dead Iron. I really enjoyed the plot and Strange elements. I’m looking forward to any more books with Cedar Hunt!

  26. Chuck Norris
    Chuck Norris December 6, 2011 at 2:32 pm | | Reply

    Good book.

  27. Bunz
    Bunz May 16, 2012 at 12:32 pm | | Reply

    I am right in the middle of Dead Iron and I am already fiending for the next one. Can’t wait for Tin Swift! Keep it up, this is a really cool niche you’ve made for yourself. Great writing style too, thanks for the good read :)

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  29. Kemurai6
    Kemurai6 July 25, 2012 at 8:53 am | | Reply

    Hey Devon,

    Love the Age of Steam series!!! The characters are fantastic and the story is amazing (but from all the buzz, I’m sure you’ve heard all this before). You have become one of my favorite authors and I can’t wait for the next book.

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  31. Arni Zalesin
    Arni Zalesin August 23, 2012 at 11:08 am | | Reply

    Hi Devon,

    The last fan mail I sent to an author was to Andre Norton, back in about 1959 or 60, when I was a young man in college. I was an avid reader of Sci-Fi back then & for many years beyond. I moved on more to Fantasy & then Urban Fantasy as well.

    I discovered the first Allie Beckstrom novel awhile back & went on to enjoy the series. Now, with the Age of Steam stories, you have become my most favorite author since Andre Norton! I read Dead Iron & now I’m halfway through Tin Swift. Your writing is superb. Your characters are fantastic & the stories reach out & pull you right in! Keep them coming & I’ll keep reading them!

  32. RobDee
    RobDee September 11, 2012 at 7:01 am | | Reply

    Just had to take a break from “Tin Swift” to let you know the world and characters you have created for the Age of Steam series are among the best I have ever experienced.

    Thank You!


  33. Elizabeth Seaton
    Elizabeth Seaton November 18, 2012 at 5:22 pm | | Reply

    I finished Tin Swift in two days and LOVED it, I like the way the story is moving and the addition of Lee Hink has been a good mix. (IMO)

  34. Debra Coday
    Debra Coday December 24, 2012 at 7:44 am | | Reply

    I have read the Magic series and love it! Have also started the Age of Steam series and have enjoyed those too. When will the next Age of Steam book be out? I have others “hooked” on your writing as well. You rock Ms. Monk!

  35. Stephen R
    Stephen R December 26, 2012 at 2:17 pm | | Reply


    I’ve been a Steampunk fan since forever, and you wrote an excellent couple of novels here. Cedar is well developed and even the minor characters are deep and faceted. Simply one of the best Steampunk books I’ve read ever.

    Are you currently in the process of writing the third? I must have more!!

  36. Maxx57
    Maxx57 January 10, 2013 at 5:42 pm | | Reply

    I started with Tin Swift because of the steam punk. I didn’t know anything about it. Was about to put it down when the witch and werewolf started to materialize. But I figure since I bought it, I might as well finish it. The steam punk elements kept me reading despite the werewolf. You gave just the right mix to keep me reading. However, there is too much gore. You’d have a series I could recommend to my friends if you had cut out the gore.

  37. Kaycee Looney
    Kaycee Looney January 13, 2013 at 11:58 am | | Reply

    I adore this series! Really looking forward to book three. 😀

  38. Kaycee Looney
    Kaycee Looney January 13, 2013 at 11:59 am | | Reply

    P.S. I loved the gory bits! (I tend to lean that direction in my own writing.)

  39. Cheryl J
    Cheryl J February 18, 2013 at 11:51 am | | Reply

    Hi Devon,
    Finally had time to myself to do a little reading, finished the second book in record time and excited to see the third coming soon! Love the new steampunk series! Totally Love the Magic series too! I have told all my friends and family about your books and they ask if they can borrow them.(I let them borrow the first book and make them go buy the rest) it’s not hard to get them hooked :) Glad I work where I do or I would have never met your biggest fan and been introduced to your great works. Keep it up, I’m looking forward to many more years of great stories. I’ll catch up with you at Powells sometime :)

  40. Mashiara
    Mashiara March 9, 2013 at 7:00 pm | | Reply

    Just finished Tin Swift. Really loving this series. Thank you so much for writing it! Can’t wait for July to get here.

  41. Tyler
    Tyler August 11, 2013 at 2:08 am | | Reply

    Hi Devon

    I would just like to say that i just recently started into the age of steam series. An let mejust say, wow. Simply wow. The imagination put into this story is amazing, the writing style is very unique, and the setting is perfect. I was looking forsomething original, action filled with a bit of mystery. And i wanted something steampunk. And, you delivered! I love everything about it. I cant get enogh of it! Keep up the amazing work! I just wish i could put everything i admire about the story in this one comment, but i cant find the words to say. keep it up!

  42. Marieru
    Marieru August 25, 2013 at 9:15 pm | | Reply

    Love the series! I need to now if there is a fourth book coming and I need the answer to be YES!

  43. Linda D.
    Linda D. September 29, 2013 at 5:28 pm | | Reply

    I love, love, love this series! I hope there will be more to come. If so, I can hardly wait!

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  46. Ron McNiel
    Ron McNiel January 11, 2014 at 10:25 am | | Reply

    Hi, I just wanted to say I started the Dead Iron Book in December and have since read all three novels, I love your rendition of the Steampunk Genre and the mixing of the Wild West.
    I instantly feel in love with all of the characters and want to say your writing makes me visualize the books like I’m watching the Firefly (Serenity) TV Series by Joss Whedon.
    Great job!

    Can’t Wait for the next book in the series….


    PS: Captain Hink and Cedar Hunt are awesome, but not as Awesome as Rose or Mae.

  47. Ron McNiel
    Ron McNiel January 11, 2014 at 10:31 am | | Reply

    Oops, I meant fell in love not feel in love….

  48. Helen
    Helen February 17, 2014 at 3:16 am | | Reply

    Good day

    I was just checking the site to see when the next Age of Steam book will be out.

    Will it be in July this year like the others?

    Thanks for the series I am really enjoying it

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  50. James Creel
    James Creel March 27, 2014 at 8:11 pm | | Reply

    I really enjoyed the 3 books in The Age of Steam series. I wish you would continue this story because it’s just not finished. Enjoyed all of the Allie Beckstrom series, your books are hard to put down.

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  54. Wendy Bartlett
    Wendy Bartlett July 5, 2014 at 2:08 pm | | Reply

    My son loves this series…….will there be another soon?

  55. Carmen
    Carmen July 22, 2014 at 3:42 pm | | Reply

    When’s the new Age of Steam book coming out? I love love LOVE this series

  56. Mir
    Mir July 29, 2014 at 4:12 pm | | Reply

    When will the book in the Age of Steam series?

  57. Mir
    Mir July 29, 2014 at 4:13 pm | | Reply

    When will book 4 in the Age of Steam be released?

  58. Prof Moniker
    Prof Moniker August 16, 2014 at 10:43 pm | | Reply

    Come on, if you don’t reply about book 4 ol Mir there is gonna lose his marbles. Inquiring minds that want to purchase your wares wish to know.

  59. brotherfox1979
    brotherfox1979 September 14, 2014 at 3:08 pm | | Reply

    Hey Devon, I’ve read the first two of this wonderful series and I’m currently working on the third. My question is, when is the next one coming up, and what is the title going to be so I can start looking for it in my local book stores?

  60. Marguerite
    Marguerite September 25, 2014 at 4:29 pm | | Reply

    Hi Devon,
    I just finished Cold Copper and I am adding my voice to the chorus. When will we see book 4 of this wonderful series? These are such a good read. I can’t wait!

  61. John Dodge
    John Dodge October 6, 2014 at 12:24 pm | | Reply

    I think your Age of Steam books are great. You’ve done Iron,Tin, and Copper. Now you need to get Brass, Silver, Gold, and Mercury addressed. BTW, have you given any thought to steam-driven Gatling Guns?

  62. Brian C. Frazier
    Brian C. Frazier October 24, 2014 at 1:16 pm | | Reply

    Hello Devon Monk
    I have been reading scifi for about 45 years and I really enjoy yours. I read all your books except the new immortal series. I’ve read everything from the witchworld series to tolkien to dune to all the David Weber Books. I was wondering when any more “Age of Steam” books are coming out. It seems like your energy is focused on other series. Is there any hope for more?

  63. dungeoneer
    dungeoneer October 27, 2014 at 11:53 am | | Reply

    Even relative newcomers to the Sf field like Mr Frazier seem to be eager to read your Age of Steam books. I have read a few of the Beckstrom series,and when I saw one of the Age of Steam books on display, could not resist grabbing all 3 books. I started reading them last night, and finished this morning. Allowing for the usual suspension of disbelief, and for a few places where the action is unclear, I find the stories enjoyable reading, especially the gradual character development. I am eagerly awaiting the appearance of book 4 in the series. When will it arrive? I have read all 6 of your books available at the local library, and just discovered that they have 6 more available as ebooks. I can no longer afford to purchase retail books for my extensive collection, but have recommended purchase of any new books to the local library, and Dead Iron as a subject for my SF book club.

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  65. Big John
    Big John December 31, 2014 at 7:58 am | | Reply

    Loved the books when is the next one comming out?

  66. Steve
    Steve February 6, 2015 at 10:11 am | | Reply

    I do not see any Age of Steam books listed in 2015 – when can we expect to see the next book?

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