This is the complete Steampunk Fantasy novel - all four parts of the serial in one volume! Also includes bonus features not found in the episodes ~
Human life has value.
The poor living in the gutter are as valuable as the rich living in a manor.
The scoundrel is no less valuable than the saint.
Because of this, every life a reaper takes must be redeemed.
Raven has lived by this first tenet since she was trained by her father to become a reaper. But since his death, she’s been spending years redeeming the lives she’s taken. By her count, she’s even and it’s time for that life to end. If she settles down and becomes a wife, she might just feel human again. But on the way to the life she thinks she wants, the baron of New Haven asks her to complete a task which she cannot ignore… Just when Raven decides to give up on her life as an assassin, she’s pulled right back in.
So looking above at info about this book, that it was initially published sections at a time, episodes, 4 of them, and then was combined into one full length novel that I read. And I feel sorry for any who read it then, because the wait for each part must've sucked! So ha, ha, I got to read it all in one metaphorical stroke!
I really enjoyed this world. It was entertaining, intriguing, and just something that was it's very own thing, because it's not every day you read a steampunk fantasy book with a trying to get out of the game assassin!
These were all really fantastic characters, from Raven trying first to balance out the deaths she's caused with the lives she's saved, and to settle down, to Darius, who was just so cute, and you feel bad for him, seeing as people want to kill him. And then there was Jack, and as we got to know him a bit better, things become better defined, it not a bit more clear and understandable!
I really enjoyed how everything ended with Raven and Jack, it was a pretty good place for an ex-assassin, and the guy who was trying to track her and her assignment, in the beginning! And there were hints of the next book, or at least a book, will be Darius's! And that'll be just great!
Really enjoyed this book, and I can't wait to see where the series'll go from here!
Author: Pauline Creeden
Series: Chronicles of Steel #1
Read: November 12th, 2014
Source: Itching for Books Review Copy
Reason Why: Sounded like a great book, and it's a Historical Fiction 2014 Book and a Prequel & Seqquel Challenge 2014 Book!
Publisher: AitWit Press
Published: October 28th 2014
In simple language, Pauline Creeden creates worlds that are both familiar and strange, often pulling the veil between dimensions. She becomes the main character in each of her stories, and because she has ADD, she will get bored if she pretends to be one person for too long.
Pauline is a horse trainer from Virginia, but writing is her therapy.
Armored Hearts, her joint effort with author Melissa Turner Lee, has been a #1 Bestseller in Christian Fantasy and been awarded the Crowned Heart for Excellence by InDtale Magazine.
Her debut novel, Sanctuary, won 1st Place Christian YA Title 2013 Dante Rosetti Award and is now available as an audiobook. #1 Bestseller on Amazon in Christian Sci/Fi and Fantasy (October 2013)
One of Pauline's short stories has won the CCW Short Story contest. Other short stories have been published in Fear & Trembling Magazine, Obsidian River and Avenir Eclectia. An urban fantasy short will appear in The Book of Sylvari: An Anthology of Elves from Port Yonder Press, and a vampire short will appear in Monsters! from Diminished Media Group.
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