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Mad Tinker's Daughter (Mad Tinker Chronicles Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

J.S. Morin
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Book Description

All 4 books are now available in this followup series to the best-selling Twinborn Trilogy. If you're looking for all the complexity of your favorite epic fantasy with all the fun of your favorite steampunk, the Mad Tinker Chronicles is for you!

Mad Tinker Chronicles
In a world where humans are a slave race, there are only two options: serve, or fight. Can a mad tinker add a third option: escape?

Cadmus Errol is the greatest inventor that Tellurak has ever known. His clockwork graces the spires of cities across the world. Yet in another, darker world, he lives the life of a slave. There, humanity is held underfoot, bound in service to the victors of a war fought untold generations ago. It will take all the wits and resources of the best that humanity can muster to break that hold. Can Cadmus Errol, the Mad Tinker, be the one to free them all?

Other books in the Mad Tinker Chronicles:
Book 2: Rebel Skyforce
Book 3: World-Ripper War
Book 4: Tinker's Justice

Mad Tinker's Daughter
The world told her No. She didn’t listen.

Madlin Errol is heiress to the greatest fortune in Tellurak. Her father, the Mad Tinker, has built an empire by crafting devices that no one else in the world could match. Madlin grew up spoiled, given everything she could wish for: the finest tools, all the raw metals she could ask for, and a workshop of her very own. Yet in her sleep, she lives another life, in another world.

Korr...a world where humans are subjugated, working menial jobs or even enslaved. The ruling kuduks treat them like talking animals. In that world, Madlin is known as Rynn, a girl who grew up without her parents, mired in the depths of an underground city, sleeping in a boiler room. But unlike so many of her fellow humans, she has seen a world where there are no limits. She, and a growing number of human rebels, have begun to fight back.

Product Details

  • File Size: 2232 KB
  • Print Length: 229 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Magical Scrivener Press (February 28, 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00IQBW30K
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #362,592 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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23 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A mad book that was original and fun April 15, 2014
By leonie
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A very complex story. At first I was afraid it would take too much concentration for an enjoyable read but when I got into it the author's talent took over and the story flowed.
Basically everyone is two people. You are one person when awake, then when you sleep you become another person on another world. I though that would be annoying to the reader but after the first couple of chapters it flowed enough to keep me interested in the story until the end.
Loved all the inventions.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A fine steam punk classic! September 26, 2014
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This review is written by Scott Sammons, Christina's husband using her account (as are most reviews in her name) the opinions and faults in grammar, spelling or punctuation are mine alone,

It is very rare for me to write a five star review. With the vast number of poorly written texts that have instantly garnered lavish reviews, I have raised the bar on my own criticism and rate all titles on the same standard, be it from a first time independent author or a classic from a large publishing house, all consume the same amount of time and memory space be it organic or digital. By any standard J.S. Morin's "Mad Tinker Chronicles" is excellent. I have purchased all of Morin's work published to date after being introduced through a free offer of "Mad Tinker's Daughter". These books have been excellent with innovative and compelling storytelling and a minimum of rehashing of previously presented material in the interest of making stand alone stories. I would love for the books to be longer since I rarely down load anything less than 300 pages, that said these stories are nicely complete and satisfying.

I truly expect to find copies of these books to be popular and being sold fifty years in the future since they have all of the elements to stand the test of time. I can offer no higher praise.
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17 of 21 people found the following review helpful
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Okay, I'll try to do this without any spoilers. First of all, while there are some crossover characters from the author's first series, you do not have to read that series first to jump right into this one - Mad Tinker's Daughter is a fantastic book on its own and promises to be an amazing series.

We heard about Cadmus Errol aka the Mad Tinker of Tellurak in the original Twinborn Trilogy. Now we get to meet his daughter Madlin and their respective twins Erefan and Rynn who live deep underground in the city of Eversall Deep in the brand new world of Korr where humans are kept as slaves. By day, Rynn is a free human cleaning girl but by night, she becomes "Chipmunk" a guerrilla warrior fighting for human freedom. Erefan is a slave, but his sharp mind for tinkering is put to use by his owner to create great things.

I was a little bit skeptical at first thinking that there's no way the author could beat his first series. I was wrong. For all of those that thought the Twinborn Trilogy was long on description and short on action, pick up this book immediately! The action is pretty much non-stop from beginning to end with a cliffhanger that will keep you in suspense and possibly make you just a little bit mad that the rest of the series isn't out yet.

For all of you that loved the vivid descriptions and world building of the first series - pick up this book immediately! We get to see more of Tellurak - and the new world, Korr, just jumps of the pages (well, ok, screen) to create some really stunning visuals of an almost steampunk underground civilization.

Overall, I loved this book and I can't wait for the next one.
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12 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best yet! March 14, 2014
My favorite J.S. Morin book to date, and I LOVED the original Twinborn Trilogy! I'm not sure if it's the steampunk-y vibe, the grittiness or that I just always loved rooting for the underdog, but I was really sad when I was done reading this book. Thankfully the next one should be out soon! It's a bit shorter than previous works but that doesn't detract from the story. There is less exposition and more story in this book so we get to the action almost straight away. NOTE: You do not have to have previously read the Twinborn Trilogy to enjoy this book. It stands on it's own just fine. However, it's sort of the same universe, but focusing on different places. So if you have read the Twinborn Trilogy it will add another layer of understanding to the reading of this book.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Which Is Mad? Tinker or Daughter? May 16, 2014
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Having read Firehurler, I understood the meaning of "twin-born" right away, but I suspect a first-time reader might be very confused for a while. The book puts too much emphasis on plot development, at the expense of character development. I know that I should care about Madlin/Rynn/Chipmunk, and I do, but more from curiosity than from engagement. Her father makes a much more interesting character. Perhaps this is why I'm not sure that I agree with her decisions and actions at the end. Also, I don't know why, but I don't fully like or trust Jamile. And usually I lean toward healers.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
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A good enough story. I liked it but did not love it though it kept my interest. I did wonder how the mad tinker got so mad.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Lots of potential, poor ending June 24, 2014
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This is an entertaining piece of writing that suffers from a weak ending engendered to allow a sequel. I enjoyed reading it and found it creative and imaginative; it just suffered from not concluding as well as it could.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars this was okay. i was intrigued by the twinborn ...
this was okay. i was intrigued by the twinborn, and the concept of two worlds/one consciousness. But i had so many questions, and then the book ended, and i would have had to get... Read more
Published 9 days ago by PurpleToedGypsy
5.0 out of 5 stars Grim and gritty steampunk with a twist
Many steampunk stories are hard to swallow because basic physics gets in the way. Morin gets around this with the judicious use of magic... Read more
Published 10 days ago by Nathan Finch
2.0 out of 5 stars Two Stars
Couldn't finish it.
Published 28 days ago by Amazon Customer
2.0 out of 5 stars good.
Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
3.0 out of 5 stars Interesting enough
Steam punk is a fascination I don't think I will ever understand. As a story though this book captured my interest and held it to the disappointing end. Read more
Published 1 month ago by jennifer burton
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best steampunk novels I have read
One of the best steampunk novels I have read. I really enjoyed the twin born/ multi world
aspect and look forward to reading more of Chipminks story.
Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Madly Exciting
Doppelgängers and dangers abound in the fantastic tales of intertwined worlds and the fantastically dangerous and interesting creatures who populate them. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Bob
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Exciting mix of magic and technology.
Published 3 months ago by Paul Oliver
4.0 out of 5 stars inventive!
I really enjoyed reading this book. It took a little at first to completely understand the "twinborn" concept which Morin gradually reveals. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Meeshmom
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Great storyline
Published 3 months ago by Kevin Sherrill
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More About the Author

I am a writer of epic fantasy. I enjoy strategy, world-building, and filling in the missing words that English forgot. My ultimate goal is to be both clever and right at the same time.

I took to writing because the gaming group I DMed for kept throwing monkey wrenches into my elaborately crafted stories. I decided to take over their part and write as a novelist. It allowed me to break free of the constraints of the gaming mechanics and create my own worlds. More importantly, it gave me the freedom to create the characters I wanted to inhabit those worlds, and not just the NPCs.

Firehurler started off from a dream, one that I could recall no detail from, just a strong sense of how real it had felt at the time. It got me thinking of what it would be like if the person in my dreams had just fallen asleep and started dreaming of my world, equally unable to recall it on waking. That was the origin of the Twinborn Trilogy concept: the stories of the people who could remember.

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