For the heroine of Brook’s latest steampunk adventure, protecting the secret of her legendary village is a matter of life and death. In between the fantastic elements and fabulous action, Brook also weaves in themes of the dangers of prejudice and judgment. And when it comes to heroes, there’s no one more thoughtful or noble than David! A rip-roaring and wonderful addition to Brook’s amazing Iron Seas series.
When he was a child, an experiment gone horribly wrong brought down a mountain, killing David Kentewess’ mother and robbing him of his legs and one hand. With the help of nanoagents and prosthetics, he has been able to live a functional life and work as a volcanologist. Now David is on a mission to honor his mother’s dying request to return her runes to her birthplace: the mysterious Hannasvik. Annika Fridasdottor left Hannasvik to hunt for her missing sister, Källa. When Annika gets a job on an airship, she’s stopped by an inquisitive traveler who finds her accent oddly familiar. With this new link to Hannasvik uncovered, David knows he’s on the cusp of unlocking valuable secrets. But, in the wake of a sudden disaster, a madman’s quest threatens them all. (BERKLEY SENSATION, Sep., 416 pp., $16.00)