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Steamforged: Steamborn Series, Volume 2

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There are old wounds in the forgotten places of the world, and some are soaked in blood. Jacob and his allies flee into the Deadlands after the fall of Ancora. Charles, the enigmatic smith, hopes to find answers in the desert city of Bollwerk that could prevent a war. Their enemies are many, and here Jacob will learn the cost of life in the Deadlands.

©2016 Eric Asher (P)2017 Eric R. Asher

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  • Tyler U.
    17/10/17
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    "A great YA Steampunk Fantasy Trilogy"

    I was given this free review copy audio book at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

    Eric Asher is the author of one of my favorite series, the Vesik Series. So, going for this series was a no brainer for me, even though it is geared for YA. I wasn't sure what to expect from Saskia Maarleveld as a narrator but she had an interesting voice and I enjoyed listening to it. Steamborn is a steampunk, fantasy trilogy about a young guy with a knack for gadgets and a propensity to getting into trouble. This is the 2nd book of the trilogy. Very enjoyable, even for adults. Well worth a credit but I would recommend going for the boxed set.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • mandy
    10/10/17
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    "Good!"

    Good story and fantastic narration!


    **I received a copy of this audio book in exchange for an honest review**

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Kingsley
    Henely Brook, Australia
    05/10/17
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    "Better than the first"

    If you have not read the first book, these are not standalone, go read the first one.

    This book picks up right where the last one left off, after the events that pushed our heroes out into the Deadlands. They meet the locals, who challenge their perceptions of the world and teach them new skills. But the different people and beliefs are building towards a clash that will draw the teens in and change everything they know. I felt now that the initial world and conflict is understood Eric Asher can spend more time telling the story, which I felt was a little lacking in book one. This is a solid story here and a great launching point for the third (and final) book.

    The great world building that begun in the first book continues here. Asher expands the world, focusing less on the ‘monsters’ and the technology than the previous book but more on the beliefs and prejudices of its inhabitants. We learn more about the war and the cataclysm that came before, and get a better idea of how this world relates to our own. But a lot of this is more character based, as fitting the fact that the world was established in book one.

    If you enjoyed book one, but not enough to be certain to grab book two, I recommend doing so. This one improves on what was good in book one, and fixes some of the things that were a bit of a letdown.

    Narration by Saskia Maarleveld continues the good work in book one. Well-paced and easy to follow, I enjoyed all her character voices etc.

    I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Trisha
    Arkansas, USA
    03/10/17
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    "Amazing continuation"

    Some series have an amazing start and then are lacking from that point on. This is not one of those series! Just like with the first book in this series, I wanted to listen to it from start to finish once I began it.

    I love the Steampunk kind of world that is created here. I can see so many of the creations in the book and feel the character's wonder and awe at the new creations that they never felt was possible. I love that we're getting to learn more about this amazing world and the almost secret war that is lurking just below the surface of society.

    I thoroughly enjoyed the story and the narration of the book. I can't wait to listen to the next book in the series!

    This review copy audiobook was provided by the author/narrator/publisher free of charge.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ammon Anderson
    Columbus, OH-USA
    28/09/17
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    "I wanted to care about the characters"

    But... I just couldn't. Perhaps this just isn't my cup of tea.

    I enjoyed the narrator a lot. And I struggle with many female narrators because of the tonal range wearing on my ears over time. Deeper voices don't have that same stress. But Saskia Maarleveld did a marvelous job and I really enjoyed her voice and her intonation.

    The story is well crafted. The characters are interesting. The world building is wonderful. But I just couldn't get emotionally involved in any of them for some reason.

    There was a scene where a character was injured and on the edge of death and they did a rash surgery to save him. Putting rivets into his leg bones and cutting away lots of flesh and other extreme stuff. and I wanted to care about Jacob the whole time. Hmmmm.

    The world is fantastic. I love the parts about the skysworn, the air ships, and the unique challenges such a world created. All very unique.

    All-in-all a very decent book. It may be your thing.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Jessica Campbell
    29/08/17
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    "Interesting!"

    I had a hard time getting in to this book, but once I did, I kept coming back for more!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Lachlan
    27/07/17
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    "fantastic series"

    A fantastic series. Nice narration. I wish there were many many more from this world.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Kindle Customer
    16/07/17
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    "5 Stars for both the Author and the Narrator!"

    Congratulations to Eric Asher for his superb job of making this Steampunk story so engaging that even my aversion to all things buggy was overcome by Jacob and Alice and all the rest of the gang's exploits, plights, victories and heartaches!
    Also, Saskia Maarveld did a fantastic job narrating! Such a smooth and flawless performance deserves a huge BRAVO!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Christopher P
    15/07/17
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    "Great story!!!"

    I am not much for audio books but this story really pulls you in. As a sequel it is spot on. Saskia narration lets you sink into the heart of the tale. I may have to pick up more audio books after this.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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