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Cold Iron

Written by: Miles Cameron
Narrated by: Mark Meadows
Length: 19 hrs and 29 mins
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Publisher's Summary

A young mage-in-training is unwittingly pulled into a violent political upheaval, in the first book of this new epic fantasy trilogy by Miles Cameron, author of the Traitor Son Cycle series.

Aranthur is a promising young mage. His talents compel him to attend University to develop his abilities further. But the world is not safe for a mage, and after a confrontation leaves him no choice but to display his skill with a blade, Aranthur is instructed to train under a renowned Master of Swords.

During his intensive training he begins to question the bloody life he's chosen. And while studying under the Master, Aranthur is conscripted to the City Militia. Soon after, he finds himself thrown into the middle of a political revolt that will impact everyone he's come to know.

To protect his friends, Arnathur will be forced to decide if he can truly follow the Master of Swords into a life of violence and continue his cold-hearted commitment to the blade.

Masters & Mages

  • Cold Iron

For more from Miles Cameron, check out:

The Traitor Son Cycle

  • The Red Knight
  • The Fell Sword
  • The Dread Wyrm
  • The Plague of Swords
  • The Fall of Dragons
©2018 Miles Cameron (P)2018 Hachette Audio

What the critics say

"I cannot recommend the Traitor Son Cycle enough... amazing."—SF Signal on The Fell Sword
"A rousing read."—SF Signal on The Red Knight
"Utterly, utterly brilliant. A masterclass in how to write modern fantasy - world building, characters, plot and pacing, all perfectly blended. Miles Cameron is at the top of his game."—John Gwynne, author of The Faithful and the Fallen series
"Promising historical fantasy debut featuring an expansive cast, an engaging plot, and a detailed eye for combat."—The Ranting Dragon on The Red Knight
"The Red Knight is an excellent debut... [It] will only get better as the series progresses... You will be won by the intricate story and sophisticated world building."—Fantasy Book Critic on The Red Knight
"Literate, intelligent, and well-thoughtout...a pleasingly complex and greatly satisfying novel."—SFF World on The Red Knight
"Cold Iron is fantastic. It shimmers like a well-honed sword blade."—Anna Smith Spark, author of The Court of Broken Knives

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Miles Cameron at his best

Historically informed fantasy, wonderfully interesting characters and a living world, Miles has smoothed and refined his writing to near perfection in this book. No dull parts, I blazed through this book. can't wait for the next!

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  • Mitch
  • 2019-01-05

Great Author and another great story

I was a huge fan of the Red Knight, but got a little lost as the series unfolded with the various characters. I believe this series seems to have taken allot of the historically accurate or realistic sword fighting scenes and funnel them into a tighter narrative. I highly recommend this to any fan of the genre. My only humble critique is that the ever present evil force working to plunge the world into chaos is a touch one dimensional, but perhaps not due to a lack of depth but maybe a lack of exposure to the reader in book 1? As the writers says in a slightly different way, everyone is the hero to their own narrative. and yet we only hear glimpses in book one for the master antagonist true motives beyond power and greed. As for the reading performance it was well delivered with a steady cadence and just enough voice variation to make the story more immersive without becoming a distraction. Once again I recommend this purchase to any fan of fantasy.

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  • Panarch Pete
  • 2019-01-13

Miles Cameron does it again

Loved the story, characters and narration. I cannot wait for the 2nd one.
Anyone looking for action, intrigue and charters with depth will love this book.
Mark Meadows was amazing. It was the first audiobook narrated by him that I've listened too. I will look for others.
Panarch Pete of Toronto

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  • Ryan
  • 2018-12-23

Fantastic!

Miles Cameron delivers again with this first novel in what I fully expect to be another hit series from one of the top contemporary authors in the fantasy genre. If you haven't had the opportunity to read his previous work this is an excellent book to cut your teeth on to get a sense of the superb characters and rich worlds and storytelling full of wonder, action and mystery. I'm very much looking forward to the next book in the series.

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  • Andrew
  • 2018-12-08

Excellent

Very different from the Traitor Son Series, this first installment did not disappoint, decent narration, great character development, Mr Cameron created a detailed world that the reader is drawn into, a world of magic, romance, lust, swords, knives, muskets, rifles ect with the help of is weapons and battle reenactment hobby. Alot of detail, I will need to listen to it a second time just before number 2 comes out.

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  • @tone0189
  • 2018-11-13

Tonal Shift.

I really enjoyed this book until Book 2 (about the 15 hour mark), which marked a tonal shift in the narrative. This shift and the deus ex machina ending of Book 1 take away from the overall story. The performance was excellent. The world and intrigue were beautiful crafted. Then the way Book 1 ended and the tone of Book 2 keep me from rating the the story as anything better than pretty good.



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  • Anonymous User
  • 2018-11-08

An adventurous, romping tale of a young man

As an avid reader of the Traitor Son Cycle, I was expecting a lot going in, and I was not disappointed. A story that manages the balance between fantasy and realism with aplomb.

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  • Savage
  • 2019-03-28

very multicultural

It seems like the author tacked on multicultural social justice to the story in response to the Trump election victory. it gets tiring. I really enjoyed the Red Knight series. I hope future MC novels dispense with the moralizing tone.

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  • Jayson Murrah
  • 2019-01-14

Excellent Story

I enjoyed the book. I had trouble in some areas because of the development of the Story but stick with it, well worth the read.

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  • david a. pollard
  • 2019-01-01

wow!

Another amazing story by Miles Cameron, great narration by Mark Meadows. Simply couldn't stop listening, I need more now! Please

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  • justin aquino
  • 2018-12-26

Love the immersion

On problem : I'm sure the paper version has a glossary of fencing terms if this had such a download and setting primer it would have made it easier.

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