Tin Swift

Tin Swift

Book 2 in the 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 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 thought he lost.

Keeping his companions alive is proving to be no easy task, in part because of a 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 for 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 hint of a growing war stirring the country. To keep his word, Cedar must navigate betrayal, lies, and treacherous alliances…and risk everything to save the lives of those he has come to hold dear.

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  1. Locus Online Monitor » New Books, 3 July

    […] open a door between this world to the realm of the Strange. • The author’s site has this page for the book with a link to an […]

  2. Chuck vdL
    Chuck vdL July 27, 2012 at 10:26 am | | Reply


    I have read and loved both your Magic series, and greatly enjoyed Dead Iron.. Which are some of the few dead-tree editions I’ve purchased in recent years.

    I want to read Tin Smith, but I just refuse to pay the exact same price for an DRM limited e-book, as for a printed book that I could also easily share with friends or resell. Especially when that price is for a ‘trade’ sized paperback, and the physical book sells for less than list. Even more especially when I know the costs are far less (no printing, binding, shipping, warehousing, remainders, etc)

    I know you don’t set the prices, and I’m pretty sure you are smart enough to understand DRM is just punishing your customers and not stopping theives for an instant. But I want to ask you to please tell your publisher that would-be readers are going elsewhere (such as to authors publishing with Baen) where the publisher is not trying to cheat your readers by forcing us to pay full list price, and selling e-books that are DRM free.

    For that matter, next time you have an idea for a new book or series, take it to kickstarter like C.E. Murphy did. I’m sure by now you know enough good editors, folks who can do layout, and cover artists that you can do exactly what she did, for a freaking novella at that!

    Chuck van der Linden
    Love your books, but starting to hate your publisher and won’t be buying till I get reasonable prices from them for e-books

  3. Review: Dead Iron « Switzy Thoughts
    Review: Dead Iron « Switzy Thoughts December 25, 2012 at 5:11 pm |

    […] book isn’t my favorite, but I did enjoy it somewhat. From what I hear of the second book, Tin Swift, the extensive metaphors have been taken down a notch. The story was good, as were the characters. […]

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