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The Nine Pound Hammer by John Claude Bemis
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A really neat, really new... really fresh premise, merging American folklore with Clockpunk Fantasy! There's was a bit in the end battle that I felt a tad overlong (and as a result skimmed through) but it was still a very unique read. I am intrigued to read the next one, and might even see my way to re-read this again when the sequel gets published (in 2010, likely). The bits I liked the best were with Jolie, Ray, and the characters in the Ballyhoo trying to get to know one another, that is where Bemis' strength lies, character interaction. He can craft a hell of an interesting plot, but his strength are his characters and how they develop.

Fans of fantasy won't want to miss this one. Unique, bizarre, oddball, eccentric, and very much it's own singular piece of work. Enjoy it with a relish, because you won't ever find anything like this. Trust me.
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