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Black Iron
Black Iron

Black Iron

Impious Empires


336 Pages, 6 x 9

Formats: PDF, Trade Paper, Mobipocket, EPUB

Trade Paper, $19.95 (US $19.95) (CA $26.95)

Publication Date: October 2018

ISBN 9781944934651

Rights: WOR

Thorntree Press (Oct 2018)


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A fast-paced historical fantasy with themes—immigration, xenophobia, political populism—that reflect and satirize current social conditions

It's 1855, but not as we know it. The schism between the One True French Catholic Church and the heretical Italian Catholic Church has stoked three centuries of conflict, imploding the dream of European ascendancy. Thousands flee the Spanish Inquisition for havens in Germany, France, Britain, and the colonies of the New World. The face and character of London has been indelibly altered by generations of refugees. Tasked with keeping order and preserving the ecumenical vision of the Holy French Catholic Church in the face of throngs clamoring for traditional British values, the London police find themselves in an awkward position. And nobody is quite sure how to deal with the technological innovation of animates: mindless laborers crafted from the body parts of the dead. A murderous plot with far-reaching implications casts a city torn between renaissance and tyranny as the unwitting catalyst for unspeakable global calamity. The fate of this world lies, as it often does, in the hands of a motley and disparate crew, brought together by inglorious serendipity. Ironworks and iron fists will take London, and the Old World with it, to the cutting edge of a treacherous new century.

Author Biography

Eve Rickert has been a professional writer and editor for more than ten years and owns Talk Science To Me, a science communications firm based in Vancouver, Canada. With Franklin Veaux, she is the cofounder of Thorntree Press and Tacit Pleasures. Franklin Veaux writes about everything from relationship ethics to transhumanism to computer security and has been a Quora Top Writer every year since 2015. With Eve Rickert, he is the cofounder of Thorntree Press and Tacit Pleasures.