There are more elusive things than water in this wasteland. Now that a monstrous London machine has stolen the clouds from the sky, Asher Connor survives by selling his mercenary skills to transport water across York’s wasted moorland. Until his unit is attacked by a pack of Tamer-controlled... show more
There are more elusive things than water in this wasteland.
Now that a monstrous London machine has stolen the clouds from the sky, Asher Connor survives by selling his mercenary skills to transport water across York’s wasted moorland. Until his unit is attacked by a pack of Tamer-controlled wolves, and his ingenious mechanical arm fails.
He awakens, surprised to find he’s still alive—and dependent on a charming, attractive, utterly infuriating desert-dweller. The copper-eyed, untamed Gabriel is Asher’s only hope. At least until he reaches a technician who can repair his arm. Reluctant trust turns to desire in the wake of another Tamer attack, and the adrenaline rush locks them in a bond of wildfire lust.
Yet despite Gabriel’s deceptively relaxed attitude, he is dangerously focused. When they get to London, Asher manages to work out only part of the reason. His lover is connected to some kind of underground movement that’s got something big in the works. So big, even quick-with-a-comeback Gabriel is maddeningly tight-lipped.
When betrayal brings the plan crashing down, Asher is plunged into a battle that wasn’t his to fight—and if he doesn’t execute the final stage, Gabriel’s blood could be on his hands.
Publish date: 2011-03-08
Publisher: Samhain Publishing, Ltd.
Pages no: 124
Edition language: English
My first thought is that I would have read more of the story of these two men. In fact, I just wish there was more all around. More of the desert settlement, more of the Technicians, more of little Athena, more of London, just MORE. *LOL* I enjoyed the two main characters, Asher and Gabriel. I ...
This is a difficult book to get into. A very difficult book to get into. I'm not even entirely sure why (although I know why I'm not sure why; it's because it's hard to get into and thus, analyze).This seems like it'd be a great epic, but it's kind of meh. The pacing doesn't seem quite right, except...
Loved the world and world building, the setting, Asher, and Gabriel. Both tech men were wonderfully geeky, and Athena, the little owl, was a lovely side-character :)I was dragged into Asher and Gabriel's world from the beginning, and enjoyed every minute of it, despite the language seeming a bit too...
The world is dying from thirst, except for the Southern Capital, London, where a giant apparatus sucks the clouds from the sky, hoarding water for the Water Vendor's Guild. Asher is a mercenary, hired to defend a water tank on its way through the dried - out lands. But his party was wiped out by bri...
This has to be one of the hardest books to categorize. For one, I have no idea whether it's sci-fi, steampunk or post apocalyptic because it feels like all three combined. It's hard to describe because I'd think it was steampunk and then it'd be described how there's ogres and other creatures which ...