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Iron and Blood: A Jake Desmet Adventure (Jack Desmet Adventure) Paperback – July 7, 2015
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About the Author
Gail Z. Martin is the bestselling author of The Chronicles of The Necromancer series (The Summoner, The Blood King, Dark Haven & Dark Lady's Chosen ) from Solaris Books and The Fallen Kings Cycle (The Sworn and The Dread) from Orbit Books.
Larry N. Martin fell in love with fantasy and science fiction when he was a teenager. After a twenty-five year career in Corporate America, Larry started working full-time with his wife, author Gail Z. Martin and discovered that his writing and editing skills transitioned well to fiction and that he had a knack for storytelling, plotting and character development as well. While Iron and Blood is their first official collaboration, readers have benefited from Larry's contributions on several earlier works. On the rare occasions when Larry isn't working on book-related things, he enjoys pottery, cooking and reading.
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Rick Brand and Jake Desmet are a big part of the story line and the action. For everything to work there has to be world building and back-story. The story line helps with the world building. The back story is worked into the dialogue. There is often mention of past actions taken by the characters that highlights the fact that each has seen danger and action in the past.
While Rick and Jake are main characters this is not an all male crew. Nikki, a cousin of Jake’s takes a major role in the story and she is joined by several very capable female friends who are part of the action.
Big parts of the fun in the book are the inventions. As the story progresses the danger requires more unusual weapons and accessories. There is a great character who lives to invent and comes up with what is needed each time.
This is the first book in a new series and while the big problem is solved there is a big loose end that will be around for the next book. Look for the curse at the end. I think you will find it to be very familiar and one that means that the characters will have many more adventures.
This is the first time that both Gail and Larry Martin have officially co-authored a book. Gail says in the notes that they have often worked together on previous books and the time just seemed right for both names to appear on the cover.