Tuesday, April 10, 2012

I is for Iron (Teaser Tuesday - 4/10/12)

I had a lot of trouble coming up with an "I" post, until I remembered that it's Teaser Tuesday. Then it fell into place perfectly.

The rules for Teaser Tuesday are:

  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!
  • Then hit up Should Be Reading to add your link.

One of the books I'm currently reading is Dead Iron by Devon Monk, the first book in her 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….

And here's the teaser:

Did he change back into a man but have no conscious thought and sleepwalk his way through half a night? When, exactly, did he find the time to fold his clothing?

Happy I Day!


  1. That sounds fascinating! Not something I would necessarily pick up in a book shop, but I am always open to recommendations! :D

  2. Sounds like an interesting world that's been created. I like werewolf stories if they're done differently.

  3. Great post and twist to the A to Z Challenge. Well done!

    Visiting through the A to Z Challenge. Lovely blog!

    Best regards,
    Award-winning Children’s Author
    Write What Inspires You Blog

  4. I love Teaser Tuesdays! But it does make my TBR pile much larger.