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Blood and Iron

A Novel of the Promethean Age

Elizabeth Bear - Author

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ISBN 9780451460929 | 448 pages | 27 Jun 2006 | Roc | 8.26 x 5.23in | 18 - AND UP
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For centuries the human Mages of the Prometheus Club and the otherworldly creatures of Faerie have battled for control over Earth's destiny with neither side capable of achieving victory over the other. Their impasse has come to an end. . . .

Spellbound by the Faerie Queen, the woman known as Seeker has abducted human children for her mistress's pleasure for nearly an eternity, unable to free herself from her servitude and reclaim her own humanity.

Seeker's latest prey is a Merlin. Named after the legendary wizard of Camelot, Merlins are not simply those who wield magic, they are magic. Now, with rival mages also vying for the favor of this being of limitless magic to tip the balance of power, Seeker must persuade the Merlin to join her cause-or else risk losing something even more precious to her than the fate of humankind.

“Elizabeth Bear is talented.”—Entertainment Weekly

“Bear makes the rest of us look like amateurs.”—Peter Watts, Author of Behemoth

“[Bear] does it like a juggler who’s also a magician.”—Matthew Cheney, The Mumpsimus


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