- Age Range: 12 - 17 years
- Grade Level: 6 - 12
- Series: The Iron Chronicles (Book 1)
- Paperback: 204 pages
- Publisher: Treehouse Publishing Group (November 15, 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0989207951
- ISBN-13: 978-0989207959
- Product Dimensions: 5 x 0.6 x 8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 10.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 8 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #922,818 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Iron Horsemen (The Iron Chronicles) Paperback – November 15, 2014
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About the Author
An award winning short story writer, Brad R. Cook began as a playwright, and joined the board of St. Louis Writers Guild in 2008, guiding the organization as President since 2011. He is a founding contributor to The Writers’ Lens, a resource blog for writers, and Write Pack Radio, a weekly podcast airing every Sunday. He learned to fence at thirteen and never set down his sword, but prefers to curl up with his cat and a centuries’ old classic. He writes during the witching hour when his muses are most active, and asks everyone to preserve our historical treasures for future generations.
You can learn more at www.bradrcook.com.
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With renewed determination, Grandmaster Sinclair of the Templars employs the services of a band of airborne pirates, the Sky Raiders, and their steam-powered aero-dirigible, the Sparrowhawk, to fly them to Gibraltar and on to Malta, where they suspect Professor Armitage is imprisoned, to battle the Knights of the Golden Circle. The story’s unforgettable characters include Captain Baldarich, a swashbuckling air pirate; Mr. Singh, his turbaned, authoritative yet respectful first officer; the brave Alexander, and his love interest, the beautiful, capable Genevieve.
This fantastic tale is made believable with authentic period details of zeppelins, Victorian curiosities such as an orrery (a working model of the solar system) and authentic weapons—cannon, Gatling guns and a shamshir (scimitar, a curved Persian saber). Set in the Victorian age of steam, its nonstop action and high adventure, make the book hard to put down and bound to capture the young reader’s imagination. Teens will delight in the bravery of Alexander and sword-fighting skills of Genevieve, a fiercely independent future noblewoman. They will identify with their invulnerability, which resembles that of American cartoons in which the Roadrunner leaps over canyons and Wile E. Coyote plunges a thousand feet off a cliff, only to reappear, fully healed and refreshed, in time for the next scene.
This highly recommended adventure tale promises a sequel, to re-engage us with its colorful cast. I can’t wait to see the movie!
—Peter H. Green, Author of Crimes of Design
The writing is pretty good, but the story is really what grabs the reader on this one.
Here is the basic plot: Alexander is an American teenager begrudgingly stuck at an elite British boarding school, because his dead-language-obsessed father is a professor there. They don't have the best relationship, and Alexander would much rather be out having fun and going on adventures than stuck inside learning languages with his father. But when his father is kidnapped, Alexander finds himself on an adventure to find him. He pairs up with a local girl, Genevieve, and together they team up with a ragtag group of pirates called Sky Raiders.
This book reminded me of Indiana Jones meets Firefly. I loved the dynamic between Genevieve and Alexander (there's a slight romantic element, but it doesn't dominate the story). I also enjoyed meeting the different Sky Raiders and watching Alexander and Genevieve slowly go from guests on the sky-ship, to part of the crew.
I also loved that one of the antagonists was a female pirate captain! Awesome!
It was a fast-paced, fun read that teens and adults alike will enjoy.
I'm looking forward to the sequel!