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A great American fantasy
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Reader reviewed by Alan Gratz

In the first book in Bemis Clockwork Dark series, a kind of
folklore Jedi called Ramblers once walked the country, righting wrongs.
But the Ramblers were taken down one by one, defeated by an evil
abomination known only as the Gog. Now a new group of young
heroesincluding a girl with a magic hand that can lead her through any
maze, a boy with the size and strength of John Henry, and their leader,
a boy with a special connection to the earthmust do what their more
experienced parents and mentors couldnt do. Filled with steamboat
pirates, medicine shows, swamp sirens, and mechanical monsters, The Nine Pound Hammer is a steam-driven American fantasy with one foot in myth and the other in adventure.

The second book in the series, The Wolf Tree, is due out in August 2010.

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