Dead Iron


Dead Iron

Book 1 in Age of Steam series

In steam age America, men, monsters, machines, and magic battle to claim the same scrap of earth and sky. In this chaos, one man must fight to hold on to what is left of his humanity…

Although the devisers have civilized the east with their contraptions, civilization hasn’t tamed the frontier that bounty hunter Cedar Hunt rides. Cursed by lycanthropy and carrying the guilt of his brother’s death, he’s a hard man for hire. But when a trio of miners offers him the possibility that his brother may yet survive, Cedar isn’t going to haggle for payment. All he has to do for them is find the Holder: a powerful device created by mad devisers from the realm of the Strange.

The Holder is in the hands of Shard Lefel, a dandified railroad tycoon who’s come to Hallelujah, Oregon, promising a civilized tomorrow. But what Cedar cannot know is that Lefel is an ancient Strange banished to walk this land for centuries. Now nearing the end of his sentence, Lefel is desperately searching for a way to fend off his own mortality—and the Holder may be the key.

In a land shaped by magic, steam, and iron, where the only thing a man can count on is his guns, gears, and grit, Cedar will have to depend on all three if he’s going to save his brother and reclaim his soul once and for all….

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  1. christopher Lloy rogers
    christopher Lloy rogers July 29, 2011 at 8:04 am | | Reply

    wow finally I book about steam punk that actually looks like I good read and not just from the cover I have read the excerpt for this book and I really liked it a lot I am hoping to see more of it soon you writing is truly inspiring to me and I hope that some day I can take the time to write a good book of my own I am only writing shorts stories and poems for no I have not published any of them yet do to lack of money but I am planing to do so some day. what amazes me most about your work ma’am is the fact that you can mix magic with every day life you are literally the first author that I have read that has not had to use a completely unrealistic place to make magic seem almost real so far I have only been reading the Allie Beck Storm series but I am truly loving this series I am really hooked on it and I think if some teen would give this book a chance that they would also love it as well as some other adults this series is wonderful. as far as your new series goes I will be reading it faithfully as well and I just know it will be amazing to read cause I have been a fan of steam age since I was little do to being apart of a live steam engine club since I was 4 years old, it amazes me in this one that you can take to extraordinary subjects and mix them together into one story and still have them balance out with each other truly indeed a great master piece in book writing and the art of story telling if I d say so my self and there is also the fact that you are one of the first really good writers of steam punk yes I think that dead iron of the steam age series will defiantly be a good read from what I have read already ^~^

  2. Cody
    Cody August 14, 2011 at 8:05 pm | | Reply

    I just finished Dead Iron, and I must say, it was amazing. I judged the book by its cover (something I’m actually good at) and am glad I purchased it from my local Borders that is closing. I was surprised to see werewolves in it, but I’m glad there weren’t any sparkling vampires. Good job, though! Can’t wait for the next one… :)

    1. Jackie
      Jackie January 22, 2012 at 9:53 pm | | Reply

      Ha ha, good one! I also got mine at a closing Borders and am so glad I did. I totally agree on the sparkling vampires!! Loved the story and can totally imagine it in a movie. Might be kind of creepy. :)

  3. bookworm
    bookworm August 29, 2011 at 9:16 am | | Reply

    Read it, loved it, can’t wait for the next in the series. A must read.

  4. Kelly Reed
    Kelly Reed September 11, 2011 at 7:49 am | | Reply

    I usually don’t read historical novels or the steampunk genre. I just don’t care much for them. But, this is one of the BEST books I have ever read. I had such a great time reading it and I cannot wait for Tin Swift to come out. Please write faster!

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  6. Mario Cordova
    Mario Cordova December 28, 2011 at 7:51 am | | Reply

    Just finished Dead Iron and it was a great ride through the weird west. This is one of my favorite genres so finding a good example of it is tough. Devon Monk hits on the mark and i look forward to reading more about the american age of steam.

  7. Rich Redman
    Rich Redman January 21, 2012 at 7:21 am | | Reply

    Read it, enjoyed it, looking forward to the next one.

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