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Socrates the steampunk ape is back in an all-new series! The Iron Horse is a massive steam-powered locomotive full of ancient and surprising technological wonders. With his crew of warriors, miscreants, and genetic anomalies, Socrates’ mission is to scour the world in search of Starfall, the mysterious element that powers the great city of Sanctuary and most of the world’s steam technology. Supplies of Starfall are running low and unless they can locate another source, all civilization may soon collapse. Starfall also happens to be Socrates’ power source and without it, he will die. On their first adventure, the crew encounters a bizarre cult of isolationists and their strange “Clockwork God.” Meanwhile, several of the crewmembers have gone missing and tensions are rising as mutineers conspire to overthrow Socrates and destroy the train. As the conflict comes to a boil, a power more ancient and sinister than anything they have ever imagined threatens to destroy them all.

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  1. Magz says:
    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    The Clockwork God (Aboard the Great Iron Horse), 18 Jan. 2014
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    Magz

    Socrates the steampunk ape is back in an all-new series! The Iron Horse is a massive steam-powered locomotive full of ancient and surprising technological wonders. With his crew of warriors, miscreants, and genetic anomalies, Socrates’ mission is to scour the world in search of Starfall, the mysterious element that powers the great city of Sanctuary and most of the world’s steam technology. Supplies of Starfall are running low and unless they can locate another source, all civilization may soon collapse. Starfall also happens to be Socrates’ power source and without it, he will die.
    On their first adventure, the crew encounters a bizarre cult of isolationists and their strange “Clockwork God.” Meanwhile, several of the crewmembers have gone missing, and tensions are rising as mutineers conspire to overthrow Socrates and destroy the train. As the conflict comes to a boil, a power more ancient and sinister than anything they have ever imagined threatens to destroy them all

    Found this book ‘Aboard the Great Iron Horse’ hard to ‘get into’ but once past the first few chapters I did start to enjoy. Reason I found so hard to get into was, I felt it started in the middle of a story . Felt there was very little introduction to the characters. So much so, I had to check online if it was the first in the series or middle.. its the first btw. I do have to say however, I love the title of the book, as straight away you know it is going to be set aboard a train.
    Eventually you do begin to care about Micah and Kale and their adventures against zombies, unwelcoming villagers whilst they search for provisions for the train.
    Although I did read the whole book, it didn’t make me a big fan of steampunk,. Unlike when I read my first dystopia novel! I found the names all rather confusing and took me a while to sort out who was actually who!
    It is definitely a good read if you like steampunk, or fancy something different, but I cant see myself investing in the whole series.

    I was asked by bookplex to give an honest and true opinion of the book

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  2. Timothy Howard says:
    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Good read, 23 Jun. 2015
    Having already read the tinkerers daughter it was nice to read another book set in the same universe. One minor problem i had was the suggested rape of the female character River (who may be someone else unless that was a typo on a certain page) i personally can’t stand rape in any form in the stories i read but overall i liked many of the characters and the story itself. Worth the price.
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  3. Fiona from crowbrough says:
    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Very good read, 23 Nov. 2014
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    This book was a great read. I didn’t want to put it down! It’s got action, good guys, bad guys and intelligence. I’ve never read steam punk, but thoroughly enjoyed this series. Give it a try!
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