Gideon Smith and the Brass Dragon Giveaway
If you haven’t already read Gideon Smith and the Mechanical Girl, you’re going to want to hop on this series asap! I am in this very sad category, but I put a hold on it at the library due to Pabkins at Not Yet Read :D. Tor has been wonderful enough to offer a copy of the second book in the series, Gideon Smith and the Brass Dragon for one of you lucky people!
Nineteenth century London is the center of a vast British Empire, a teeming metropolis where steam-power is king and airships ply the skies, and where Queen Victoria presides over three quarters of the known world—including the east coast of America, following the failed revolution of 1775.
Young Gideon Smith has seen things that no green lad of Her Majesty’s dominion should ever experience. Through a series of incredible events Gideon has become the newest Hero of the Empire. But Gideon is a man with a mission, for the dreaded Texas pirate Louis Cockayne has stolen the mechanical clockwork girl, Maria, along with a most fantastical weapon—a great brass dragon that was unearthed beneath ancient Egyptian soil. Maria is the only one who can pilot the beast, so Cockayne has taken girl and dragon off to points east.
Gideon and his intrepid band take to the skies and travel to the American colonies hot on Cockayne’s trail. Not only does Gideon want the machine back, he has fallen in love with Maria. Their journey will take them to the wilds of the lawless lands south of the American colonies—to free Texas, where the mad King of Steamtown rules with an iron fist (literally), where life is cheap and honor even cheaper.
Does Gideon have what it takes to not only save the day but win the girl?
David Barnett’s Gideon Smith and the Brass Dragon is a fantastical steampunk fable set against an alternate historical backdrop: the ultimate Victoriana/steampunk mash-up!
Sounds awesome right?? As per Tor’s policy, this will be open to US and Canadian addresses only and all my normal giveaway rules apply. The winner will have 48 hours to respond to my email and I’ll be checking entries so please don’t cheat!
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