Blood and Iron: A Novel of the Promethean Age

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Penguin, Jun 3, 2008 - Fiction - 448 pages
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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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User Review  - Isamoor - LibraryThing

May13: Characters: Eh. The main chic was good. The others felt flat. Plot: No real clue what was going on. And not in a good way. Style: Kinda Fairie, but I prefer more concrete info. Read full review

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User Review  - Jenson_AKA_DL - LibraryThing

The war between the world of man and the world of fairie comes to a head when the daughter of a Prometheus mage becomes Seeker to the Queen of the Seelie and heads the battle for domination. In her ... Read full review


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)

Elizabeth Bear was the recipient of the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer in 2005. She has won two Hugo Awards for her short fiction, a Sturgeon Award, and the Locus Award for Best First Novel. Bear lives in Brookfield, Massachusetts.

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