Some time has passed since the events of the Chronicles of Aesirium, and we travel now to the other side of Aerthos. Here the people who follow the paths of Science and Art have developed nearly independent of one another, with great suspicion and mistrust having developed over the centuries. A sky pirate, Sjora, is sent from the great citadel she calls home to infiltrate the Steel Cities with a mysterious mission to find a Dead Man. For reasons known only to the eldest of her people, his significance is tied to a threat which could endanger all of Aerthos. But what use could a dead man be to the salvation of all their people?
The world of Aerthos stands at the brink of calamity, though there are few who see it. And at the center of the horizon event stands the inexplicable key to its salvation or fall: a dead man. Sjora, captain of the airship Lamprey, must sneak into one of the largest of the technology-focused Steel Cities, locate and liberate this so-called “dead man”, even though it is unclear what part he has to play in their world’s future. An already complicated mission becomes even moreso when she learns that this dead man is not only not as completely dead as she had suspected, but that he may just have an agenda of his own. Return to the magical and steam-powered world of Aerthos in the latest series by Steampunk/Science Fiction and Fantasy author Ren Cummins, the Tales of the Dead Man, with book one: Steel & Sky!
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