The Sin in the Steel

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Tom Doherty Associates, Jul 21, 2020 - Fiction - 400 pages
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Ryan Van Loan's The Sin in the Steel is a sparkling debut fantasy set in a diverse world, featuring dead gods, a pirate queen, shapeshifting mages, and a Sherlockian teenager determined to upend her society.

Heroes for hire. If you can pay.

Buc:
Brilliant street-rat
Her mind leaps from clues to conclusions in the blink of an eye.

Eld:
Ex-soldier
Buc’s partner-in-crime.

No. Not in crime—in crime-solving.

They’ve been hired for their biggest job yet—one that will set them up for a life of ease.

If they survive.

Buc and Eld are the first private detectives in a world where pirates roam the seas, mages speak to each other across oceans, mechanical devices change the tide of battle, and earthly wealth is concentrated in the hands of a powerful few.

It’s been weeks since ships last returned to the magnificent city of Servenza with bounty from the Shattered Coast. Disaster threatens not just the city’s trading companies but the empire itself. When Buc and Eld are hired to investigate, Buc swiftly discovers that the trade routes have become the domain of a sharp-eyed pirate queen who sinks all who defy her.

Now all Buc and Eld have to do is sink the Widowmaker's ship....

Unfortunately for Buc, the gods have other plans.

Unfortunately for the gods, so does Buc.

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User Review  - jennybeast - LibraryThing

I really tried to get in this, but I just never even started caring about the characters, much less the plotline. Clearly other people like it, so more for them, I say -- Sherlock has been done better, so has fantasy adventure. I'll go find another to please me. Read full review

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User Review  - donna.arnold - LibraryThing

The Sin in the Steel is the first book in the Fall of the Gods series by Ryan Van Loan. The story is about two best friends Buc and Eld who are hired by a big trading company to find out why their ... Read full review

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RYAN VAN LOAN served six years in the US Army Infantry, on the front lines of Afghanistan. He now works in healthcare innovation. The Sin in the Steel is his debut novel. Van Loan and his wife live in Pennsylvania.

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