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Cold Copper (Age of Steam #3)

4.03  ·  Rating Details ·  519 Ratings  ·  61 Reviews
In steam age America, men, monsters, machines, and magic battle to claim the same scrap of earth and sky. In this madness, one man struggles to keep his humanity, his honor, and his hell-bent mission intact...

Bounty hunter and lycanthrope Cedar Hunt vowed to track down all seven pieces of the Holder—a strange device capable of deadly destruction. And, accompanied by witch
Paperback, 383 pages
Published July 2nd 2013 by Roc
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Aug 03, 2013 Suz rated it liked it
The story is good and I enjoyed the continuing character development in the plethora of recurring characters in the series. I also enjoyed the progress of the long arc.

Because for the better portion of the book the characters had gone in separate directions it was necessary to write the story from multiple POV, which Ms. Monk has done adeptly in the previous two installments of this series. However, in this book, at least for the better portion of it, she seemed to prefer a format of devoting ea
Jan 26, 2015 Mandy rated it liked it
STILL a solid 3 star series. We STILL don’t know any more about Cedar and Wil’s back stories. We STILL don’t know any more about the Madder brothers or Rose’s origins. Cedar and Mae’s relationship STILL feels rushed and underdeveloped. The story STILL only picks up in the last of the book.

However, Monk did change up a couple of things. She fixed the 9 billion different points of view. Here, Cedar gets one chapter then Rose gets one chapter. I liked how each chapter ends on a mini-cliffhanger a
Sep 19, 2013 Marcia rated it it was amazing
Shelves: monk-devon
Cold Copper was one of those books you just hate to see end! I mean it. I did not want to put it down. There’s so much more to come from this story, and yet, no information to be found on how long I’ll have to wait for Book 4 in this fantastic steampunk series. That makes me sad. I love every character in these books, except the horrifyingly scary Mr. Shunt, and I want to keep on reading and reading and reading.

Once again, I’m giving a book 5 stars for being so blasted entertaining and engaging
Fantasy Literature
Jul 03, 2013 Fantasy Literature rated it really liked it
Right now it’s about eighty-five degrees at my house, and there is a mockingbird singing somewhere outside, but the trek through the blizzard that opens Cold Copper, the third book in Devon Monk’s Age of Steam series, is so compelling that I feel like I’m walking through the snow with Cedar Hunt.

This series continues to thrill with the third installment.

Cedar Hunt is a bounty hunter. He was cursed by a Pawnee god; during the full moon he becomes a wolf. His brother Wil shares a similar curse, as
Pippa DaCosta
May 21, 2016 Pippa DaCosta rated it it was amazing
Argh, I need the next one!


These covers are growing on me. They don't do this series justice, but they are very pretty.

Diving in...
Kathy Davie
Jul 07, 2015 Kathy Davie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Third in The Age of Steam steampunk series for young adults set in the Old West and revolving around Cedar Hunt, a man under a Pawnee curse, and Rose Small, a deviser.

It's a case of science fiction meets the paranormal with a dash of James Bond in the Old West. You can't miss with this one.

My Take
It's so odd that I adore Monk's The Age of Steam series and her Allie Beckstrom series drove me nuts. Probably because Allie was such a stupid character, and I adore Rose Small and Cedar Hunt (he's the
All Things Urban Fantasy
Nov 13, 2012 All Things Urban Fantasy rated it really liked it
Review Courtesy of All Things Urban Fantasy

COLD COPPER is another exciting installment of the Age of Steam series with a solid mix of steampunk and supernatural elements. I liked how it almost felt like a thriller as the plot moved at a constant pace and there was an intensity of wondering what danger lurks on the next page for Cedar and his friends. It was also nice to see that the search for the Holder wasn’t dropped completely and brought up randomly at the end as an afterthought.

Along with v
Apr 18, 2013 Kristi rated it it was amazing
Oh My Gosh! I was lucky enough to receive an ARC of this book and loved every second I got to spend reading it. The continuing adventures of Cedar Hunt, his true love Mae, his brother Wil and their friends Hink, Rose and the Madder Brothers was so well written. It is an exciting installment in this series as the group battles the Strange around them and fight to find all the pieces of a mysterious weapon that has the potential to destroy everything, all while trying to maintain their sense of wh ...more
Timothy Boyd
Oct 24, 2016 Timothy Boyd rated it really liked it
I hope there are more books in this series. The story line leaves it open for more but also closes the first storyarc well. Nice interesting mix of steampunk, western and supernatural elements. A very entertaining read. Very recommended.
Nov 15, 2012 April rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy, steampunk
Excellent adventure with all the wonderful characters gathered together - mostly. I'm hoping their new friend stays with them for their future adventures and that someone notices soon that Cedar isn't quite as healthy as he should be.
Dec 15, 2015 Arnaud rated it it was amazing
Very good 3rd opus of the series "The Age of Steam"... but damn! There's easily another set of 4 volumes that need to be written and not much of a hope to see one in 2016... Doh!!
Amy Braun
Mar 20, 2017 Amy Braun rated it it was amazing
This book was awesome. Just awesome. I wasn't sure where the story would go, but it took a fun turn and changed how I looked at the Strange. The story was divided up mostly between Cedar and Rose's POV's, which meant we were taken on two different adventures. It was great to see old characters and new, especially given how much I missed Hink. The action was steady and strong, and one point at the end caused me to lose a little sleep. It was that intense. The characters were just as loveable as a ...more
Dec 09, 2016 Teawench rated it really liked it
Shelves: wishlist, done, fiction
Another great read. I always miss the characters between books.
Jan 14, 2017 Denise rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-2017
A blizzard forces the small group around bounty hunter Cedar Hunt to halt their quest to find the remaining pieces of the Holder and seek shelter in Des Moines, where the Madder brothers are called upon to repay a favour they owe. Dozens of children have gone missing without a trace in the town over the past months, and now the Madders are oathbound to find them and return them to their families before being able to leave the town. Its mayor, however, holds an old grudge against them and wants t ...more
Aug 06, 2013 Jaclyn rated it really liked it
Cold Copper is the third book in Devon Monk’s steampunk series, Age of Steam. This is a series that I feel keeps getting better with each book as the readers learn more about this alternate American West and the fantastic characters that populate it. This is also a series that must be read in order or you’ll be lost, so fair warning, there may be spoilers ahead for the first two books in the series.

Cold Copper picks up pretty much where book 2, Dead Iron, left off. Cedar Hunt and his brother, Wi
Jun 27, 2013 Veronica rated it really liked it
Shelves: steampunk, weird-west
This book wavers between three and a half stars and four stars and I can't quite pin it down just yet. I think that my wanting to give it three and half stars stems from my disappointment over the things that I didn't get from this installment. After the way that the last book ended, I was hoping to get some more quality time with Cedar and Mae to see how that relationship was going to progress, if at all. And while there were some definite developments on that front, I felt that I needed more a ...more
Windy Skirt
Feb 21, 2017 Windy Skirt rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: steampunk, ebook
Waiting for the next four books....
Jul 05, 2013 Charles rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: clock-and-steam
This is such a well done series - I enjoy the time period and the play with Clockwork devices and turning the old Fantasy Tropes into newer, fresher ones.
This is book three, but this is NOT a trilogy, as the Epilogue opens the door for a follow on book (a total of seven, if I were a betting man, alchemically speaking of course).
At this point, if you have not read books 1 and 2, then you WILL see plot points revealed from the previous books.
I enjoy the Madder brothers the most. They come off as n
Brian & Tara
Jul 06, 2013 Brian & Tara rated it really liked it
Key Plot Elements: Strong men, stronger women; technology that is advanced, while still feeling old-west; supernatural conundrums; heroism in the face of really heinous villains.

Great tight story, snappy paced in that it is set over just a few days. Characters you grow to love, not in spite of but BECAUSE of their quirks. For those familiar with the series, Cedar's brother, Wil, smoothly rolls into a larger roll with this book and is very endearing; very much looking forward to more of him in th
Apr 30, 2013 Emily rated it liked it
Shelves: steampunk
Cedar Hunt and Wil, Mae Rowen, Miss Duplais and the Brothers Madder have arrived in the town of Des Moines despite the Madder's desire to avoid it at all costs. They are welcomed by the local priest of a now defunct congregation and he binds the brothers to finish a final task promised to his family many years ago. The children of Des Moines have been disappearing, the Madder Brothers must find them all and return them home, dead or alive. Meanwhile Cedar can feel the Holder here in this town, a ...more
Kelsey Witt
Jan 08, 2015 Kelsey Witt rated it really liked it
This is third in the series of "The Age of Steam", a sort of steampunk Western. Cedar Hunt and Mae continue on their search for pieces of the Holder alongside the Madder brothers, and arrive in Des Moines, where the children in town have mysteriously gone missing and the mayor is up to no good. Meanwhile, Rose's happy ending with Captain Hink is not so cut and dried, so she heads off on her own to see more of the world. Not entirely unexpectedly, her paths cross with her traveling companions onc ...more
Mar 19, 2013 Star rated it really liked it
‘Cold Copper’ is the first book in the “Age of Steam” series by Devon Monk I’ve read. I had read the full “Allie Beckstrom” series by Ms. Monk and loved it. Even without reading the first two books in this series, I fell quickly into the story. I may not have had some of the back-story on the characters, but I didn’t feel too lost. I really enjoyed the characters and the world built with deliberate care and beautiful descriptions. I think my favorite characters were the Madder brothers and I was ...more
Liz Neering
Jul 02, 2013 Liz Neering rated it liked it
For me the book seemed to begin at around the halfway point. The introduction of a new character was slow to start, and bogged down with some unfortunately clichéd love triangle, gruff patriarch vs polished dandy tropes. It was immensely disappointing to see Rose Small reduced to a jealous, insecure love interest.

Mae never regained her agency in the book, but Rose seemed to find some around the midpoint of the story, and that helped. I hope in future installments Mae can be more than the object
L.E. Doggett
Jul 05, 2016 L.E. Doggett rated it it was amazing
Very good as is obvious with the five stars I gave it. :)

The characters are wonderful.. Devon does a good job with keeping them each in their own personalities. The actions scenes are well done. The plot keeps us going and wanting more. Excitement, action what you want in a fun read.

One bad thing is that this is the third book so you need to get the first two to get what is going on and why the Holder is so important but at the same time this clear and you can understand what is going on in this
Johanna Panko
Sep 01, 2013 Johanna Panko rated it it was amazing
I think I'm becoming a steam punk fanatic, I love this series. The only thing I hate is that it takes so long between books. At least with the Allie Beckstrom series I purchased it at the end and I was able to read them all at once. I love Cedar Hunt and Rose, they are my favorite characters. After the first book I really thought they'd be a couple but it seems they are destined for others. I purchased this book so I will definitely buy more from this author. I would definitely recommend this se ...more
Jun 06, 2013 Carrie rated it it was amazing
One of the best books I've read in a long time. I can't wait for the next in the series. Hopefully Monk takes her time and writes the series of 7 books as well as she's done the Allie Beckstrom series. As much as I love this book you really do need to read the full Age of Steam steampunk series to get the full story of what happened in this book. Do not hesitate, if you like steampunk or even westerns you will not be disappointed.
Jan 21, 2014 David rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy
Another great addition to this interesting fantasy alternate-history series by Devon Monk, one of my favourite writers today. She brings her great characterization skills to this tale of werewolves, steam mechanics, magic, and the Strange.

While the book does take a bit of time to get going, once it starts, it's a roller coaster ride.

It also suffers a little bit from the perfectly-timed intervention syndrome, but in a series like this, that isn't always a bad thing.
Barbara ★
I really like this series. It has some really unique and strange characters in some interesting situations. I love mixing of steampunk elements and paranormal. I enjoy the mild romances (more flirtations than anything else), the ever-present danger and the amazingly complicated situations the characters repeatedly find themselves in. I will definitely be continuing this series as I really want to know where it is ultimately going.
Mariel (TheCrownedGoddessReads)
¡Más vale que éste no sea el último libro de la serie! Cedar, Will y Hink se están peleando por mi corazón, hombres valientes y leales como el que más. Las mujeres de la serie son todas unas heroínas, nada de princesas en apuros, pero nada de eso quita que los hombres sean unos caballeros con todas.
Me encanta la serie y de verdad espero que siga, total aún falta que se resuelvan un montón de asuntos.
Book 3 in a steampunk western series I read primarily for the Endeavour Award. This one got a bit out of hand - too many threads, too much plot - it just basically felt rushed. And the character interaction was a bit too obvious and it just wasn't deep enough. And it doesn't help that I'm not particularly a steampunk nor a western fan. Still, a readable book in a readable series.
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Devon Monk is a national best selling writer of urban fantasy. Her series include Ordinary Magic, House Immortal, Allie Beckstrom, Broken Magic and Shame and Terric. She also writes the Age of Steam steampunk series, and the occasional short story which can be found in her collection: A Cup of Normal, and in various anthologies. She has one husband, two sons, and lives in Oregon. When not writing, ...more
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