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Saturday, September 22, 2012


GEARTEETH, a steampunk novel (the first in a trilogy) set in the early 1900's in the skies over California. The novel is told from the point of view of Elijah Kelly, a brakeman on a flying train, who becomes infected with a virus that will turn him into a murderous werewolf if he doesn't discover the cure in time. 

"In 1890 a disease that turned sane men into ravenous werewolves erupted in the United States and soon spread to the rest of the world. On the brink of humanity’s extinction, Nikola Tesla and a secret order of scientists known as the Tellurians revealed a bold plan: the uninfected would abandon the Earth’s surface by rising up in floating salvation cities, iron and steel metropolises that carried tens of thousands of refugees above the savage apocalypse. The remnants of mankind huddled fearfully in the clouds, waiting for the werewolves to devour each other. Yet twenty years later only one salvation city remains aloft, while the beasts still rule the world below. Time has taken its toll on the miraculous machinery of the city, and soon the last of the survivors will plummet to their doom. But when Elijah Kelly, a brakeman aboard the largest of the city’s Thunder Trains, is infected by the werewolf virus he discovers a secret world of lies and horrific experiments that hide the disturbing truth about the Tellurians. When the beast in his blood surges forth Elijah must choose between the lives of those he loves and the city that is humanity’s last hope of survival.”
This is a book to read with the lights on and when you can set aside time to do nothing but finish it!   Gripping, imaginative, and action packed with tense emotion and nail biting fear.  Nimbly guiding the reader into an alternative world of Steam Punk realities, the author explores in action packed narrative the lurking universal fear of an ultimate pandemic and the apocalyptic certainty the end of humanity will come with both a bang and a whimper. Its protagonist straddles the tension of all human endeavor as he is torn between the two forces battling for supremacy within him: the human and the beast.   All of that is sub-text though to a solid action packed story which will keep you reading and wanting more. Make note of this author for  future reading pleasure.

GEARTEETH.  Read it and then read it again...I did.

GEARTEETH by Timothy J. Black / Red Rose Publishing (August 2012) / 607 pages / PDF (also LIT/MOBI/PRC/EPUB)

1 comment:

  1. I read it, I loved it, I want more!