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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,153 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Lilith Saintcrow Narrator: Moira Quirk Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Bannon and Clare Affairs Release Date:
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Emma Bannon, forensic sorceress in the service of the Empire, has a mission: to protect Archibald Clare, a failed, unregistered mentath. His skills of deduction are legendary, and her own sorcery is not inconsiderable. It doesn’t help much that they barely tolerate each other, or that Bannon’s Shield, Mikal, might just be a traitor himself. Or that the conspiracy killing registered mentaths and sorcerers alike will just as likely kill them as seduce them into treachery toward their queen.

In an alternate London where illogical magic has turned the industrial revolution on its head, Bannon and Clare now face hostility, treason, cannon fire, black sorcery, and the problem of reliably finding hansom cabs.

The game is afoot.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Saintcrow scores a hit with this terrific Steampunk series that rockets through a Britain-that-wasn’t with magic and industrial mayhem with a firm nod to Holmes. Genius and a rocking good time.”

    Patricia Briggs, New York Times bestselling author 

  • “Innovative world building, powerful steam punk, master storyteller at her best. Don’t miss this one…She’s fabulous.”

    Christine Feehan, New York Times bestselling author of Leopard’s Prey

  • “Sensual writing, intricate plotting, and sympathetically quirky, satisfyingly competent characters make this series one to watch.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “Fast paced and full of plot twists, this is a lightweight summer read for fans of Gail Carriger and Meljean Brooks.”


  • “This isn't just fantasy with cogs stuck on. A really good read.”


  • “Saintcrow melds a complex magic system with a subtle but effective steampunk society, adds fully-fleshed and complicated characters, and delivers a clever and highly engaging mystery that kept me turning pages, fascinated to the very end.”

    Laura Anne Gilman, author of Flesh and Fire

Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Rich Williams | 2/12/2014

    " The main characters are interesting and you want to learn more about them but the book didn't grab me. While reading the book, I couldn't tell if Londonium was a deep, complex world whose logic and history will be revealed over the course of the series or if it's just a bunch of random flashy eye candy being thrown in every chapter never to be seen again. At the end of the book, I still didn't know. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Lisa | 2/7/2014

    " I am a HUGE steam punk fan and an avid reader. Others have described the plot so I will just add that the Iron Wyrm Affair is set in an alt history England where sorcery runs all aspects of society and fun gadgets are sadly a side thought. The steampunk aspects are even run in part by magic. There are dragons and griffins where I am used to seeing dirigibles and steam powered cars. The general dystopian vibe is good, and I like the strong lead characters. I wish the author made us care more about the secondary characters though. Once I realized the author was just trying on a new trendy genre, and it was more magic based, I enjoyed it. The research that went into the Sherlock Holmes style conclusions was interesting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Tamara | 1/29/2014

    " I adore Ms. Saintcrow and I love the idea of this one, but it was extremely hard to get up to speed with this new world. Fortunately there was almost none of the heroine rhetorical self talk that characterizes her work, for which I was glad. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Naamen | 1/11/2014

    " Making my way through this now. The part I like the most is that Saintcrow has created an alt-world where steam and magic exist side-by-side. Not a huge steampunk fan in general but there are such interesting ideas in the narrative I find myself barreling. We'll see how I feel when I finish. "

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