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Hour of the Wolf (Steam and Stone Saga Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Andrius B. Tapinas
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Biggest SF bestseller in Lithuania


It is the year 1905 and Europe is not as we know it. Alchemists pilot steampunk airships over great cities, hardworking mechanics create automatons and deep in the dungeons secret societies of macabre wizards strive to create artificial intellect.

Powerful bankers created The Alliance of Free Cities – beacons of progress, art, science and freedom.

But...

Blood has been spilled


Former US Marine Antanas Sidabras is exceptional at his job – enforcing public order in the ancient Free City of Vilnius. But a gruesome murder mystery at an abandoned cemetery leaves him at a loss. No clues, no motive, no suspect.

And...

A shadow has been awoken


With the biggest social event of the year – The Summit – looming just a few days ahead frantic investigation turns out to be a complex mystery of political intrigue and Sidabras has everybody against him – mad doctors, corrupt officials, Russian agents and monsters from his personal nightmares. And then, the bells will toll the Hour of the Wolf.

Will you live to see another day?


If you like alternate history fiction stories, science fiction adventure, unrelenting storytelling and steampunk setting – Hour of the Wolf will not disappoint.

This powerful steampunk and alternative history adventure is the biggest science fiction bestseller in Lithuania for the last decade. Animation series is already in the works and Hour of the Wolf became a major inspiration for a groundbreaking computer game – The Howler.

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Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 781 KB
  • Print Length: 485 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00EZ3QWF0
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #449,030 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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More About the Author

I was born and still live in the ancient city of Vilnius though I no longer walk in the abandoned cemeteries after dark. I am happily married for 12 years with two kids and it easy to see where my inspiration comes when you translate names of my wife and kids from Lithuanian - Morning Dew, Summer and Westerly Wind. We also own the dog named Eagle who leads his life in belief that one day he will be able to soar and reach those pesky squirrels in the trees.

Having my own TV show on national television for more than ten years I suppose made me a minor celebrity locally which actually means that I get disapproving glances whenever I buy beer at a supermarket. No swooning ladies under the feet, unfortunately.

I love travelling, playing online poker and sports (have completely lost my head about both kinds of football - American NFl and English Premier League. My favourite team is Newcastle United), yet books have been and still are my biggest passion.

I have translated The Lord of the Rings into Lithuanian as well several books by Terry Pratchett (boy, that was THE hardest work I have ever done) and this year debuted as an author with my very own Hour of the Wolf.

Currently I am working on the second book of my Steam and Stone Saga "Day of the Plague" and writing Steam and Stone comic series.

Some of my favorite things:

Authors - J.R.R. Tolkien, George R.R. Martin, Terry Pratchett, Mikhail Bulgakov

Movies - "The Lord of the Rings", "Star Wars", "Pulp Fiction", "The Matrix"

TV series - "Game of Thrones", "West Wing", "Lost", "Person of interest", "Californication"

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Format:Kindle Edition
There's a few rough spots in translation, and the fragmented storytelling style pulls focus away from the characters, but it's well worth reading for the vivid settings. You get a sense of perspective from basically every person you encounter, that add up to a different facet of the bigger picture.

It's a slow read- the tone is very dense, and it can take a while to finish even a short chapter. It's not the sort of tone I usually prefer, but it works exceedingly well in context. I'm not much of a fan of the steampunk genre, but I really enjoyed this.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent read 25 Feb. 2014
By LV05
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Fresh breath of air in Lithuanian literature. Free from melancholy, existential ramblings and overstretched storylines. Excellent mix of history and science fiction. Fast moving, unpredictable and highly recommended.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting but the ending should be better. 3 Nov. 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
Well, I don't know what to say about this book. In general, I kinda like it, however I was dissapointed with the end of it. It seems like the author was in hurry to finish writing, as he was tired of the whole story himself. All story is quite interesting, the line and characters, but I really expected more intellectual (if I can say so) ending of the story, as it seems childish for me. However, would recommend it to the Steampunk fans.
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