Thursday, July 5, 2012

Dead Iron - A Review

Dead Iron - Devon Monk (own)


Welcome to a new America that is built on blood, sweat, and gears...
In steam age America, men, monsters, machines, and magic battle for the same scrap of earth and sky. In this chaos, bounty hunter Cedar Hunt rides, cursed by lycanthropy and carrying the guilt of his brother's death. Then he's offered hope that his brother may yet survive. All he has to do is find the Holder: a powerful device created by mad devisers-and now in the hands of an ancient Strange who was banished to walk this Earth.
In a land shaped by magic, steam, and iron, where the only things a man can count on are 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...

My thoughts:
What do you get when you put Magic, Wolves, Steampunk and a Western all in one? One heck of a wild ride that's what. Then add some strange to the mix and it's a blast. Literally.
It took a bit to get going into the story. The world is so full of rich characters, creatures, story lines, you have to slow down and digest as you go to get the full picture. But once that pictures forms,  you can't put the book down. 
The characters were fantastic. Cedar. He's so strong, resilient yet very tortured soul. Mae. The female version of Ceder and just a tad more. Rose. She's easily one of my favorites. What a sassy little spitfire. The Madder Brothers. Just like their name says, they are a mad, looney yet brilliant bunch of brothers. I'm undecided yet on these boys intentions. Lets not forget our resident bad guy, Mr. Shunt. What a wiley, devilish thorn in the side. 
By the end of the book , I was hooked and can't wait for Tin Swift.

Author's Website: Devon Monk


Irene said...

Sounds awesome.