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Cover & Synopsis: THE IRON ASSASSIN by Ed Greenwood

Check out this excellent cover and intriguing synopsis for the upcoming novel The Iron Assassin by Ed Greenwood.

Here’s the synopsis (a larger cover image appears below):

Hot pulp fiction: a steampunk Frankenstein is a weapon of death in an alternate 19th-century England

On an Earth that is not our own, Victoria never ascended the throne; the House of Hanover held England only briefly before being supplanted by the House of Harminster. It is a time of gaslamps and regularly scheduled airship flights, of trams and steam-driven clockwork with countless smoke-belching stacks. London, the capitol of the Empire of the Lion, is a filthy, crowded, fast-growing city where a series of shocking murders threatens the throne itself.

Energetic young inventor Jack Straker believes he has created a weapon to defend the Crown: a reanimated, clockwork-enhanced corpse he can control. He introduces “the Iron Assassin” to the highly placed Lords who will decide if Straker’s invention becomes a weapon of the Lion—or something to be destroyed.

It quickly becomes apparent that the Iron Assassin is more self-willed than Straker intended, and that the zombie’s past life is far more sinister than Straker thought. Has he created a runaway monster? Or the best guardian the Lion could ever hope for?

Book info as per Amazon US [Also available via Amazon UK]:

  • Hardcover: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Tor Books (June 9, 2015)
  • ISBN-10: 0765338467
  • ISBN-13: 978-0765338464
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