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Out on the frontier, where the Directorate’s law fades, and invasions from beyond the Cinderveil are a constant threat, life is hard. Ryle knows this better than most. With a grifter for a mother, and a bandit for a father, he spent his childhood picking pockets and slitting throats to survive. And that was before Kilgren, Ryle’s unstable and vicious father, betrayed his f ...more
Paperback, 1st, 406 pages
Published November 1st 2016 by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
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Dec 31, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Dark fantasy, steam-punk influences, with just enough broken history and magic to show us an interesting past, present, and future.

The book ends with a strong forward-looking resolution, so future direct sequels will fit wonderfully into the story we got in Advent. A lot of attention to worldbuilding detail was put into this book. Especially notable were the holidays and old "ruined world" feel.

This book surprised me with the clever magic-technology ideas it showed us by the end. Reinmiller pain
Reese Hogan
Nov 01, 2017 rated it really liked it
Gearspire is hard to categorize—in a good and refreshing way. It’s not quite steampunk, not quite post-apocalytpic, and not quite epic fantasy. It takes place in a dark world made up of leftovers from some lost past, which gives the world wonderful layers and offers great backdrop to a high-action plot. I loved all three of the main characters. Ryle was probably my favorite—self-loathing and tortured, just the way I love my heroes, and with a reckless streak that made him fun to follow. Lastrahn ...more
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Jan 17, 2017 rated it liked it
*An ambitious debut that hits, but doesn’t always draw blood.*

In a world where advanced technology crumbles into decay, a scant few holding its secrets, magic is practiced and feared, and an empire hangs in the balance of war, Ryle is a young man, single minded in his passion to right past wrongs, all of them his — borne of a long lost father.

Ryle has a dark past, in this gritty epic fantasy with steampunk trimmings, and takes to years of training with the fabled Professor Mero to prepare him to
Stephanie Embry
Dec 13, 2016 rated it really liked it
I had the unique opportunity to read an earlier version of this book, and I can't help but be impressed by the changes that have been made. What was once a book I would have happily shilled to my friends is now a book that I sincerely think will be the start of a new favorite series.

Fantasy is harder and harder for me to get into these days. I gave my heart to spaceships a long time ago. However, in Gearspire: Advent, Jeremiah does a great job of sucking me in right away. The main character has
William Tracy
Jan 11, 2017 rated it really liked it
This was a solid read in a cool steampunk / dark fantasy universe, with hints of a cataclysm in its past. The main character has his own dark past as well, and keeps it hidden from the man he's following. It did take me a bit to get into the story, and I thought the pace was a little slow in parts, but later on, things start to pick up and there are a bunch of inventive places and people. There is much more to be explored in further books.
I also wanted to see more of Drailey, but as she has her
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Jeremiah Reinmiller is a lifelong computer geek, martial artist, and native of the pacific northwest. When he’s not building clouds (the computing kind, not the rainy ones) he’s probably hunched over a keyboard hammering out his next story. He resides in Vancouver (the one in Washington, not Canada) with his wife and their two cats. His stories have received the 2014 Sledgehammer Writing Award, an ...more

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