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Brother's Ruin

(2017)
(The first book in the Industrial Magic series)
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Brother's Ruin is the first in a new gaslamp fantasy series by Emma Newman. "Newman reworks the familiar idea of magical schools, breathing some new life into the premise by exploring the darker corners of London and their murky morality." - Publishers Weekly

The year is 1850 and Great Britain is flourishing, thanks to the Royal Society of the Esoteric Arts. When a new mage is discovered, Royal Society elites descend like buzzards to snatch up a new apprentice. Talented mages are bought from their families at a tremendous price, while weak mages are snapped up for a pittance. For a lower middle class family like the Gunns, the loss of a son can be disastrous, so when seemingly magical incidents begin cropping up at home, they fear for their Ben's life and their own livelihoods.

But Benjamin Gunn isn't a talented mage. His sister Charlotte is, and to prevent her brother from being imprisoned for false reporting she combines her powers with his to make him seem a better prospect.

When she discovers a nefarious plot by the sinister Doctor Ledbetter, Charlotte must use all her cunning and guile to protect her family, her secret and her city.

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Genre: Urban Fantasy

Praise for this book

"A gripping story full of charm and adventure." - Gail Carriger


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Paperback Editions

March 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: BROTHER'S RUIN (Industrial Magic)
Author(s): Emma Newman
ISBN: 0-7653-9396-4 / 978-0-7653-9396-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor.com
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Audio Editions

June 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Brother's Ruin: Industrial Magic, Book 1
Author(s): Emma Newman
Publisher: Audio Factory
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June 2019 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Brother's Ruin: Industrial Magic, Book 1
Author(s): Emma Newman
Publisher: Audio Factory
Availability: Amazon AU   


June 2019 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Brother's Ruin: Industrial Magic, Book 1
Author(s): Emma Newman
Publisher: Audio Factory
Availability: Amazon CA   


June 2019 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Brother's Ruin: Industrial Magic, Book 1
Author(s): Emma Newman
Publisher: Audio Factory
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

March 2017 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Brother's Ruin (Industrial Magic Book 1)
Author(s): Emma Newman
Publisher: Tor.com
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU