Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Waiting on Wednesday - 18

I'm waiting for...

by Cherie Priest

Just released:  September 29, 2009

- steampunk and zombies, baby!
- also influenced by review from Fantasy Book Critic

In the early days of the Civil War, rumors of gold in the frozen Klondike brought hordes of newcomers to the Pacific Northwest. Anxious to compete, Russian prospectors commissioned inventor Leviticus Blue to create a great machine that could mine through Alaska’s ice. Thus was Dr. Blue’s Incredible Bone-Shaking Drill Engine born.

But on its first test run the Boneshaker went terribly awry, destroying several blocks of downtown Seattle and unearthing a subterranean vein of blight gas that turned anyone who breathed it into the living dead.

Now it is sixteen years later, and a wall has been built to enclose the devastated and toxic city. Just beyond it lives Blue’s widow, Briar Wilkes. Life is hard with a ruined reputation and a teenaged boy to support, but she and Ezekiel are managing. Until Ezekiel undertakes a secret crusade to rewrite history.

His quest will take him under the wall and into a city teeming with ravenous undead, air pirates, criminal overlords, and heavily armed refugees. And only Briar can bring him out alive.

* Waiting on Wednesday
was created by Jill at Breaking the Spine


  1. I have had this book on my list to read for a while I think it looks really good! I know Priest has written some other books, but I haven't read anything by her yet.
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  2. This book looks awesome! I love how popular steampunk is getting now! :)

  3. Whoa. Steampunk and zombies? I'm there!

  4. I'm right there with you on wanting this. AND, Cherie Priest is a fellow Seattlelite. I'm going to an author event sometime next month (yay!). Can't wait to read it...

  5. Just got this from Amazon yesterday. Looks amazing!!! And I love that cover. We should have a Steampunk celebration.


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