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A vaguely steampunk adventure, set in the fictional city of Vertigo. The Resistance is pitted against the shadowy Weimar Corporation that runs the City. Their stalemate is broken by the death of an infiltrator, setting Resistance Commander Liss Hunt and Philip Wiseman on a journey into the depths of both organisations.
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Published September 13th 2010 by Sedgwick, Icy
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Maria Kelly
Very good steampunk adventure set in a place called Vertigo City. Full of automatons, from the feisty Four, to the puppyish Two...and the frightening Transformer-like Five, each with their own behaviors, as impossible as that sounds, they are a help (or a hindrance) in assisting Liss Hunt and the Resistance take on the evil Weimar Corporation bent on total domination...but things are often not what they appear to be in this story. Delightful to read, full of humor, and a very strong female chara...more
Benjamin Solah
The First Tale is the first eBook released by friend, fellow blogger and fellow Chinese Whisperings writer, Icy Sedgwick. Icy’s from the north of England, has a real cool accent and has an ability to create awesome worlds with cool gadgets, which suits steampunk.

This was my first major thing I’ve read on my Sony Reader so it was nice that it was this real fun, quick and easy read that never made me work too hard.

The First Tale is a steampunk adventure set in Vertigo City where the Weimar rule an...more
Monica Marier
In the First Tale, we follow Phillip Wiseman, newcomer to Vertigo City’s resistance—an organization bent on toppling the tyrannous Weimar Corporation. We discover, through Phillip this shady underworld he’s entered filled with secret agents, corrupt police, wise-cracking automatons and the alluring mysterious Liss Hunt.

Sedgwick paints a glorious world that’s as fully immersive as any seedy backstreet featured in a Sherlock Holmes mystery. The characters sparkle with clever dialogue, thrilling ac...more
Eric Krause
This was an entertaining read. It did its duty in setting up the world of the story, a steampunk-type setting. This has both the feeling of a stand-alone story and the first part of an epic tale, just as stories should, in my opinion. The writing is crisp, the characters are interesting, and the action is engaging. I recommend this one!
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Icy Sedgwick was born in the North East of England, and lives and works in Newcastle. She has been writing for over ten years, and has had several stories included in anthologies, including Short Stack and Bloody Parchment: The Root Cellar & Other Stories.

She spends her non-writing time working on a PhD in Film Studies, considering the use of set design in contemporary horror. Icy had her firs...more
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