July 2016.

(The Great Iron War #1)
by Dean F. Wilson 

In the world of Altadas, there are no more human births. The Regime is replacing the unborn with demons, while the Resistance is trying to destroy a drug called Hope that the demons need to survive.

Between these two warring factions lies Jacob, a man who profits from smuggling contraceptive amulets into the city of Blackout. He cares little about the Great Iron War, but a chance capture, and an even more accidental rescue, embroils him in a plot to starve the Regime from power.

When Hope is an enemy, Jacob finds it harder than he thought to remain indifferent. When the Resistance opts to field its experimental landship, the Hopebreaker, the world may find that one victory does not win a war.

Amazon Review By RCLDJ September 1st, 2015.

"A phenomenal and engrossing Steampunk read! Jacob is a wonderful hero and the perfect smuggler – he’s roguish, sarcastic, and realistically drawn as he struggles between his love of money and his nagging conscience (don’t you just hate that pesky internal voice?). You can’t help but root for Jacob and hope to see him conquer his constant inner war and come out on top.”

Amazon Review By Frederick Morrison April 28th, 2016.

"Outstanding read, looking forward to reading the entire series!"