Secrets of the Fire Sea by Stephen Hunt

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The isolated island of Jago is the only home Hannah Conquest has ever known. But her carefree existence comes to an abrupt halt when her guardian, Archbishop Alice Grey, is brutally murdered. Someone desperately wants to suppress a secret kept by the archbishop, and if the attempts on Hannah's own life are any indication, the killer believes that Alice passed the knowledge to her ward before her head was separated from her neck.

Meanwhile, a deadly power struggle is brewing on Jago. And as Hannah digs deeper into the mystery Alice left behind, assisted by two rather different detectives, she must race to unravel a chain of ancient riddles in order to save not just her own life, but her island home itself!

Secrets of the Fire Sea is a rollicking tale of high adventure and derring-do set in Stephen Hunt’s Victorian-style clockwork world filled with steammen and aliens, fantastical creatures and dastardly villains…and some remarkable heroes that steampunk fans will cheer for. 


About Stephen Hunt

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Secrets of the Fire Sea is Stephen Hunt’s fourth novel set in his fantastical steampunk universe.  In addition to being a novelist, Stephen Hunt has worked as a writer, editor, and publisher for a number of magazines and national newspaper groups in the UK, and is currently employed on an artificial intelligence project. He is the founder of Born in Canada, the author presently lives in London and spends part of the year with his family in Spain.  
Published March 27, 2012 by Tor Books. 448 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Another entry in Hunt's steampunk/what-all series (The Rise of the Iron Moon, 2011, etc.).

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As a fan of Stephen Hunt, I would have to say that Secrets of the Fire Sea is the best out of the series and a great book to read.

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