Blood and Iron: A Novel of the Promethean Age

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Penguin, Jun 3, 2008 - Fiction - 448 pages
94 Reviews
She is known as Seeker. Spellbound by the Faerie Queen, she has abducted human children for her mistress’s pleasure for what seems like an eternity, unable to free herself from 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 the Prometheus Club’s agents and rivals from Faerie both 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 and more important to her than the fate of humankind.…


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Review: Blood and Iron (Promethean Age #1)

User Review  - Jeremy Preacher - Goodreads

It is a distinct and rare pleasure to realize, halfway through a book full of things I am intimately familiar with (Celtic mythology, Arthuriana, the intersection of the those with the modern world ... Read full review

Review: Blood and Iron (Promethean Age #1)

User Review  - Susan - Goodreads

There is a LOT going on in this book. It's urban fantasy with deep roots in Celtic folklore. The folklore is so dense, with so many Gaelic names and terms, that it can be confusing unless you're well ... Read full review

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Chapter Three
Chapter Five
Chapter Eight
Chapter Nine
Chapter Twelve
Chapter Sixteen
Chapter Seventeen
Chapter Eighteen
Chapter Twenty
Chapter Twentytwo
Chapter Twentyfour
Chapter Twentysix
Chapter Twentyseven

Chapter Fourteen
Chapter Fifteen

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About the author (2008)

After spending six years in the Mojave desert, Elizabeth Bear attended the University of Connecticut, where she studied anthropology and English literature.

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