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The Iron Wyrm Affair

Introducing Bannon and Clare

by Lilith Saintcrow

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The Iron Wyrm Affair by Lilith Saintcrow

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Emma Bannon, forensic sorceress in the service of the Empire, has a mission: to protect Archibald Clare, a failed, unregistered mentath. His skills of deduction are legendary, and her own sorcery is not inconsiderable. It doesn't help much that they barely tolerate each other, or that Bannon's Shield, Mikal, might just be a traitor himself. Or that the conspiracy killing registered mentaths and sorcerers alike will just as likely kill them as seduce them into treachery toward their Queen.

In an alternate London where illogical magic has turned the Industrial Revolution on its head, Bannon and Clare now face hostility, treason, cannon fire, black sorcery, and the problem of reliably finding hansom cabs.

The game is afoot.

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"Starred Review... Sensual writing, intricate plotting, and sympathetically quirky, satisfyingly competent characters make this series one to watch." - Publishers Weekly

"Intriguing but messy; two of the chief ingredients would have sufficed, four is extreme overkill." - Kirkus Reviews

"Saintcrow scores a hit with this terrific steampunk series that rockets through a Britain-that-wasn't with magic and industrial mayhem with a firm nod to Holmes. Genius and a rocking good time." - New York Times bestselling author Patricia Briggs

"Saintcrow melds a complex magic system with a subtle but effective steampunk society, adds fully-fleshed and complicated characters, and delivers a clever and highly engaging mystery that kept me turning pages, fascinated to the very end." - Laura Anne Gilman

"Innovative world building, powerful steam punk, master storyteller at her best. Don't miss this one... She's fabulous." - Christine Feehan

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Lilith Saintcrow

Lilith Saintcrow was born in New Mexico, bounced around the world as an Air Force brat, and fell in love with writing when she was ten years old. She currently lives in Vancouver, WA. Visit her online at www.lilithsaintcrow.com.

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