Blood and Iron
Blood and Iron
A Novel of the Promethean Age
Roc, Paperback, 9780451460929, 432pp.
Publication Date: June 2006
Seeker's latest prey is a Merlin. Named after the legendary wizard of Camelot, Merlins are not simply those who wield magic they are magic. Now, with the Prometheus Club's agents and rivals from Faerie both vying for the favor of this being of limitless magic to tip the balance of power, Seeker must persuade the Merlin to join her cause or else risk losing something even more precious and more important to her than the fate of humankind.
She's a second-generation Swede, a third-generation Ukrainian, and a third-generation Transylvanian, with some Irish, English, Scots, Cherokee, and German thrown in for leavening. Elizabeth Bear is her real name, but not all of it. Her dogs outweigh her, and she is much beset by her cats.
Bear was the recipient of the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer in 2005. She has won two Hugo Awards for her short fiction, a Sturgeon Award, and the Locus Award for Best First Novel. She is the author of the acclaimed Eternal Sky series, the Edda of Burdens series, and coauthor (with Sarah Monette) of the Iskryne series. Bear lives in Brookfield, Massachusetts.
“Elizabeth Bear is talented.”—Entertainment Weekly
“Bear makes the rest of us look like amateurs.”—Peter Watts, Author of Behemoth
“[Bear] does it like a juggler who’s also a magician.”—Matthew Cheney, The Mumpsimus