Iron & Blood
2 July 2015
New Pittsburgh in 1898, a crucible of invention and intrigue, the hub of American industry at the height of its steam-driven power. Born from the ashes of devastating fire, flood and earthquake, New Pittsburgh is ruled by the shadow government of The Oligarchy.
In the abandoned mine tunnels beneath the city, supernatural creatures hide from the light, emerging to feed in the smoky city known as 'hell with the lid off.' Jake Desmet and Rick Brand, heirs to the Brand & Desmet Import Company, travel the world to secure treasures and unusual items for the collections of wealthy patrons, accompanied by Jake's cousin, Veronique 'Nicki' LeClercq .
Smuggling a small package as a favor for a Polish witch should have been easy. But when hired killers come after Jake and a Ripper-style killer leaves the city awash in blood, Jake, Rick and Nicki realize that dark magic, vampire power struggles and industrial sabotage are just a prelude to a bigger plot that threatens New Pittsburgh and the world. Stopping that plot will require every ounce of Jake's courage, every bit of Rick's cunning, every scintilla of Nicki's bravura and all the steam-powered innovation imaginable.
Gail Z. Martin returns to Solaris Books for the start of a brand new, epic adventure set in the alternative universe of the Victorian streets of New Pittsburgh. Writing for the first time with her husband Larry N. Martin, the two combine Gail Z. Martin’s epic world building and intricate character development, with a high-octane dose of steam fuelled adventure...
“If you're looking for Steampunk adventure that's smart, daring and will leave you asking for more, do yourself a favor and read Iron and Blood.”
-R. S. Belcher, author of The Six-Gun Tarot
UK: 9781781083109 | July 2 2015
US: 9781781083116 | July 7 2015