The Iron Assassin

The Iron Assassin

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This is not the England we know. Victoria has ascended the throne - several times, in various new bodies. It is a time of gas lamps and regularly scheduled airship flights, of trams and steam driven clockwork with countless smoke belching stacks. In filthy, crowded, fast growing London, the capital of the Empire of the Lion, a series of shocking murders threatens the throne itself. Jack Straker, Lord Templeton, the energetic young inventor and Dread Agent for the Crown, believes he has created a weapon to defend the Prince Regent: a reanimated, clockwork enhanced corpse he can control. But members of the Ancient Order of the Tentacles have other plans for the "iron Assassin." Together with his friend, Mr. Bleys Hardcastle, and the recently recruited Dread Agent Rose Gordhammond, Lady Harminster, Jack must outwit the Ancient Order and regain control of his invention before they can assassinate the Prince Regent.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 155 x 233 x 21mm | 346g
  • Tor Books
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0765338475
  • 9780765338471
  • 1,905,250

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L.A. Times Summer Reading List 2015

"Greenwood weaves in several layers of political intrigue along with jaunty dialogue that adds a touch of humor to the story. A welcome addition to the ever-expanding steampunk genre." --Booklist

"If you're looking for an imaginative and intriguing story within the Steampunk sub-genre, then this would definitely be one to check out." --SF Revue

"Greenwood's triumphant adventure is full of both brutality and psychological nuance." --Publishers Weekly
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About Ed Greenwood

Ed Greenwood is the bestselling author of the Band of Four series and creator of the bestselling and award-winning Forgotten Realms role-playing campaign setting. He lives in the Ontario countryside.
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181 ratings
2.67 out of 5 stars
5 9% (16)
4 15% (28)
3 28% (50)
2 30% (55)
1 18% (32)
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