The urban edge of The Magicians meets Gene Wolfe’s The Wizard Knight in Michael Swanwick’s new adventure fantasy. A return to the gritty, post-industrial faerie world of Swanwick’s previous novels The Iron Dragon’s Daughter and The Dragons of Babel, The Iron Dragon’s Mother publishes June 2019 from Tor Books! Check out the full cover by artist Gregory Manchess below.
Caitlin of House Sans Merci, the young half-human pilot of a sentient mechanical dragon, is framed for the murder of her brother.
To save herself she must disappear into Industrialized Faerie, looking for the one person who can clear her.
Unfortunately, the stakes are higher than she knows. Her deeds will change her world forever.
Michael Swanwick is the winner of five Hugo Awards for his short fiction. His several novels include the Nebula-winning Stations of the Tide, the time-travel novel Bones of the Earth, and the “industrial fantasy” novels The Iron Dragon’s Daughter and The Dragons of Babel. He lives in Philadelphia.