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Cold Iron by Inigo Sharpe

 

The City Of New Islington, Rhode Island is about to be involved in a very dangerous game. The two secret powers of the North American continent trying to remove one another as the way the world works starts to change.

A desperate man makes a wish for his daughter.

Two lost girls try to find a new home while being chased by masked monsters.

A Pair of Friends dabble in things that really would be best left alone.

A lone policeman stands between his people and darkness with his flashlight and pistol in hand.

Note: Cold Iron is unfinished, and will likely remain so.  It contains some graphic sexual content, graphic violence, and harsh language.


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Listed: Dec 27, 2014

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Good Mood, Great Potential, But the Author’s Not Quite There Yet

By Billy Higgins Peery, author of A Bad Idea

Mar 30, 2015: There’s something compelling about this serial.

It’s not that good, to be honest. It often feels like it’s overreaching, giving too much detail at all the wrong moments, while also struggling with some grammar stuff.

Despite that, there’s some potential here. Inigo Sharpe captures a sort of mood, showing a world that’s just a little off-kilter. A character will see something kind of strange, then shrug it off. They’ll feel the wrong emotion, then try to justify it. He conveys this in an impressive fashion, really getting into the minds of characters and showing just what it feels like to be a loner, and to go mad.

In the first five chapters we’ve followed four different characters, and the author does an admirable job of giving them distinct characterizations, even though they all talk in roughly the same way.

We’re circling around some sort of Faustian conspiracy, where people are promised power. The conspiracy presumably links up to doubled people, though I have no idea how.

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