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The Amtrak Wars: Iron Master: The Talisman Prophecies Part 3 (Amtrak Wars series) [Kindle Edition]

Patrick Tilley
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Book Description

Hundreds of years after civilisation has been destroyed by nuclear war, the Earth is divided between the Trackers of the Amtrak Federation – a community living in vast subterranean cities – and the Mutes, who have evolved to withstand the radiation that has driven their foes underground. A long war for possession of the overground has killed and enslaved many of the Mutes, leaving only the Plainfolk to resist the Federation. And now the Iron Masters – a powerful people living in the traditions of the Samurai – have joined the struggle for dominance.

Steve Brickman, a Tracker wingman who has formed a bond with the Plainfolk Mute clan M’Call, has become embroiled in a web of deceit, double bluffing, and lies. Now an agent of AMEXICO, a secret intelligence force of the Amtrak Federation, he has had to walk a fine line between his divided loyalties. Struggling to be true to his own people, Brickman strives to protect his one-time mentor Mr Snow, clan M’Call’s magically gifted wordsmith, his Mute friend Cadillac, and the object of his desire, the beautiful Clearwater. Together, they all have a part to play in the Mute prophesy of Talisman, the one who will bring peace to the Earth, and turn the red world green once more.

But now Cadillac and Clearwater have been kidnapped by the Iron Masters, a new threat in the power wars of the blue-sky world, and Brickman is determined to save them. With the psychic aid of his kin-sister Roz, and the help of the covert network of AMEXICO spies, he must infiltrate their closed and secretive society. Disguised as a Mute, travelling into the treacherous unknown, he must decide into whose hands to deliver his friends if he manages to save them; his AMEXICO handlers, who believe he is working for them? Or to Mr Snow, anxiously awaiting the return of his two disciples, the hope of the clan M’Call?

Iron Master, first published in 1987, is the third instalment of Patrick Tilley’s internationally best selling science fiction epic, The Amtrak Wars Saga.

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One of the most compelling sf adventure series of the decade The ENCYCLOPEDIA of Science Fiction

About the Author

Trained as a graphic designer and having written several film scripts, PatrickTilley became a full-time writer. He lives with his wife in Gwynedd, Wales.

Product Details

  • File Size: 859 KB
  • Print Length: 552 pages
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Reader; 1 edition (December 3, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #391,333 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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1.0 out of 5 stars monotonous compared to the first two books June 16, 2013
By Julia
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I really enjoyed book one and loved book two. Book three could have condensed to 3-5 chapters in my opinion.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Somewhat tedious but well written July 14, 2013
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After the first two books in the series, I was expecting something different but overall, this book fits neatly into the ongoing saga. If nothing else, the author's attention to detail is commendable. I'm glad to be moving on from the ironmasters.
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3.0 out of 5 stars the Amtrak wars iron master July 11, 2013
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A good story. It has strayed from the original book. It has become confusing to see where the author is taking the story.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good series June 16, 2013
By Kirky
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I have previously read the whole series and now have copies on my Kindle to re read.
I can only say the whole six books were very exciting and maybe prophetic.
Very hard to put down. A excellent series
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very interesting read, keeps you thinking, just compare it with whats going on in the governments of the world now,.900 years early. Look at whats happening here in the USA, We have a government that is run by a president lies to get laws passed, the does not follow them, Look at what has happen in the last 6 years of this administration. Health Care, Borders, Fast & Furious, Give illegal immigrants more rights for benefits then legal citizens. Even get to vote and don't have you prove who you are.
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