The Calorium Wars An Extravaganza of the Gilded Age By Dennis O'Flaherty
 
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A quick-witted Irish safecracker juggles alchemy and automatons in the action-packed follow-up to the nineteenth-century United States steampunk adventure, King of the Cracksmen.

Liam McCool, the premier safecracker in 1877 New York, isn’t the type to hang around fairy circles on the Celtic day of the dead. But an invitation from his Gram leaves the “King of the Cracksmen” possessed by the spirit of Finn McCool, the great hunter-warrior of ancient Ireland and a mighty magical force.

Just in time, too. Edwin Stanton, once Lincoln’s Secretary of War but now a self-proclaimed dictator, has restored slavery in the United States, and conscripted every able-bodied white male to fight in the war he’s waging against Little Russia, made up of all the continental North America west of the Mississippi, sold to Russia by Andrew Jackson fifty years earlier.

Stanton needs Little Russia’s calorium, a mineral used to power America’s airships, factories, and humanoid automatons. But Liam and the love of his life, world-famous reporter Becky Fox, mean to stop him. Joined by Crazy Horse, the Sioux war chief and medicine man, and Ambrose Chen, a Taoist sorcerer and alchemist, Liam and company embark on a wild series of adventures from New Petersburg, where revolutionaries are fighting to overthrow the government, to the Bear Flag Republic, a California enclave governed by P. T. Barnum.

It’s an explosive combination of dynamite and sorcery in this rip-roaring steampunk extravaganza, the audacious follow-up to the “rousingly violent, funny, sometimes shockingly profane” King of the Cracksmen (Kirkus, starred review).

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TitleThe Calorium Wars
SubtitleAn Extravaganza of the Gilded Age
AuthorBy Dennis O'Flaherty
PublisherSkyhorse Publishing
ImprintNight Shade Books
Published8 November 2016
FormatPaperback
ISBN-139781597808811
Pages300
Dimensions5.50 x 8.25in.

About the author

Dennis O’Flaherty is an author with several decades’ worth of film and television credits under his belt, including the Francis Ford Coppola–produced Hammett. His debut novel,The King of the Cracksmen, was published by Night Shade Books in 2015.

The Calorium Wars treats history like some kind of wild, delirious buffet bar. Invigoratingly, snook-cockingly antiauthoritarian, this book puts the punk back into steampunk.”
—James Lovegrove, author of The Age of Ra and Sherlock Holmes: The Stuff of Nightmares
ISBNs: 9781597808811 978-1-59780-881-1 Title: the calorium wars category:FIC ISBNs: 9781597808880 978-1-59780-888-0 Title: the calorium wars category:FIC 
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