Secrets of the Fire Sea

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St. Martin's Press, Feb 26, 2013 - Fiction - 448 pages
25 Reviews

The isolated island of Jago is the only home Hannah Conquest has ever known. But her carefree existence comes to an abrupt halt when her guardian, Archbishop Alice Grey, is brutally murdered. Someone desperately wants to suppress a secret kept by the archbishop, and if the attempts on Hannah's own life are any indication, the killer believes that Alice passed the knowledge to her ward before her head was separated from her neck.

Meanwhile, a deadly power struggle is brewing on Jago. And as Hannah digs deeper into the mystery Alice left behind, assisted by two rather different detectives, she must race to unravel a chain of ancient riddles in order to save not just her own life, but her island home itself!

Secrets of the Fire Sea is a rollicking tale of high adventure and derring-do set in Stephen Hunt’s Victorian-style clockwork world filled with steammen and aliens, fantastical creatures and dastardly villains…and some remarkable heroes that steampunk fans will cheer for. 

  

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Review: Secrets of the Fire Sea (Jackelian #4)

User Review  - Forrest - Goodreads

The fourth book in Stephen Hunt's Jackelian series is a marked improvement on the third, but doesn't quite recapture the energy or creativity of the first. However, the actual narrative line of ... Read full review

Review: Secrets of the Fire Sea (Jackelian #4)

User Review  - Joel - Goodreads

This is a fairly typical installation in Hunt's steampunk-esque "Jackelian World" series. As always, his world-building is superb. The story features a blend of geopolitical intrigue and supernatural ... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
20
Section 3
43
Section 4
60
Section 5
94
Section 6
125
Section 7
150
Section 8
164
Section 16
284
Section 17
299
Section 18
309
Section 19
332
Section 20
341
Section 21
356
Section 22
373
Section 23
380

Section 9
181
Section 10
192
Section 11
209
Section 12
223
Section 13
233
Section 14
264
Section 15
276
Section 24
392
Section 25
403
Section 26
411
Section 27
433
Section 28
441
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Secrets of the Fire Sea is Stephen Hunt’s fourth novel set in his fantastical steampunk universe.  In addition to being a novelist, Stephen Hunt has worked as a writer, editor, and publisher for a number of magazines and national newspaper groups in the UK, and is currently employed on an artificial intelligence project. He is the founder of www.SFcrowsnest.com. Born in Canada, the author presently lives in London and spends part of the year with his family in Spain.

 

 

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