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American Craftsmen

(2014)
(The first book in the American Craftsman series)
A novel by

 
 
In modern America, two soldiers will fight their way through the magical legacies of Poe and Hawthorne to destroy an undying evil—if they don’t kill each other first.

US Army Captain Dale Morton is a magician soldier—a “craftsman.” After a black-ops mission gone wrong, Dale is cursed by a Persian sorcerer and haunted by his good and evil ancestors. Major Michael Endicott, a Puritan craftsman, finds gruesome evidence that the evil Mortons, formerly led by the twins Roderick and Madeline, have returned, and that Dale might be one of them.

Dale uncovers treason in the Pentagon’s highest covert ranks. He hunts for his enemies before they can murder him and Scherie, a new friend who knows nothing of his magic.

Endicott pursues Dale, divided between his duty to capture a rogue soldier and his desire to protect Dale from his would-be assassins. They will discover that the demonic horrors that have corrupted American magic are not bound by family or even death itself. In Tom Doyle's thrilling debut, American Craftsmen, Seal Team Six meets ancient magic--with the fate of the United States hanging in the balance . . . 

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Genre: Fantasy

Praise for this book

"The story is poised at the junction of at least two genres--military thrillers and urban fantasy. American Craftsmen is politically sophisticated while still being a hot-blooded, quintessentially American story." - Stephanie Dray

"Tom Doyle's American Craftsmen is an exciting cross between dark urban fantasy and special ops thrillers. I thoroughly enjoyed it." - Eric Flint

"Tom Doyle is an American Brother Grimm. It's almost as if Edgar Alan Poe and Philip K Dick teamed up to write a military action-thriller." - Nicole Galland

"American Craftsmen is a book filled with mages--the 'craftsmen' of the title--but at the center of them all is the archmage and word-sorcerer, Tom Doyle." - Charles E Gannon

"Tom Doyle's American Craftsmen is a fast-moving and intriguing novel that incorporates features of combat fantasy, special-operations, alternative history, block ops, and even a touch of romance into a seamless action tapestry offering a far richer read than most action adventures without sacrificing either action or speed." - L E Modesitt Jr

"American Craftsmen is a good adventure story; the characters held my attention and I liked the way real history merged with fantasy." - Larry Niven


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Used availability for Tom Doyle's American Craftsmen

Hardback Editions

May 2014 : USA Hardback
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Title: American Craftsmen: A Novel (American Craft Series)
Author(s): Tom Doyle
ISBN: 0-7653-3751-7 / 978-0-7653-3751-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor Books
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Paperback Editions

June 2015 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: American Craftsmen: A Novel (American Craft Series)
Author(s): Tom Doyle
ISBN: 0-7653-7692-X / 978-0-7653-7692-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor Fantasy
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June 2015 : USA Paperback
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Title: American Craftsmen: A Novel (American Craft Series, 1)
Author(s): Tom Doyle
ISBN: 0-7653-9801-X / 978-0-7653-9801-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor Books
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Audio Editions

August 2016 : USA Audio edition
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Title: American Craftsmen: A Novel
Author(s): Tom Doyle
Publisher: Tom Doyle
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August 2016 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: American Craftsmen: A Novel
Author(s): Tom Doyle
Publisher: Tom Doyle
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August 2016 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: American Craftsmen: A Novel
Author(s): Tom Doyle
Publisher: Tom Doyle
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August 2016 : UK Audio edition
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Title: American Craftsmen: A Novel
Author(s): Tom Doyle
Publisher: Tom Doyle
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Kindle Editions

May 2014 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: American Craftsmen: A Novel (American Craft Series Book 1)
Author(s): Tom Doyle
Publisher: Tor Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU