The Damnation Affair

The Damnation Affair This novel is set in the same world as the Bannon Clare novels but is stand alone with different characters The West is a wild place where the poison wind blows and the dead walk But there is gold a

  • Title: The Damnation Affair
  • Author: Lilith Saintcrow
  • ISBN: 9780316226479
  • Page: 114
  • Format: ebook
  • This novel is set in the same world as the Bannon Clare novels but is stand alone with different characters.The West is a wild place, where the poison wind blows and the dead walk But there is gold, and whiskey, and enough room for a man to forget what he once was until he can no longer can.Jack Gabriel s been the sheriff in Damnation almost since the town grew outThis novel is set in the same world as the Bannon Clare novels but is stand alone with different characters.The West is a wild place, where the poison wind blows and the dead walk But there is gold, and whiskey, and enough room for a man to forget what he once was until he can no longer can.Jack Gabriel s been the sheriff in Damnation almost since the town grew out of the dust and the mud He keeps the peace sort of and rides the circuit every dawn and dusk with the chartermage, making sure the wilderness doesn t seep into their fragile attempt at civilization Away from the cities clinging to the New World s eastern rim, he doesn t remember what he was At least, he tries not to Good enough.But Damnation is growing, and along comes a schoolmarm Catherine Barrowe is a right proper Boston miss, and it s a mystery why she would choose this town where everything scandalous and dangerous is probably too much for a quality lady like her Sometimes the sheriff wonders why she came out West because everyone who does is running from something He doesn t realize Cat may be prickly, delicate, and proper, but she is also determined She s in Damnation to find her wayward older brother Robbie, whose letters were full of dark hints about gold, troubled something about a claim.In a West where charm and charter live alongside clockwork and cold steel, where hot lead kills your enemy but it takes a blessing to make his corpse stay down, Cat will keep digging until she finds her brother If Jack knew what she was after, he could solve the mystery because he was the one who killed Robbie.The thing is, Cat s brother just won t stay dead, and the undead are rising with him

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      Published :2019-05-08T20:24:39+00:00

    About "Lilith Saintcrow"

    1. Lilith Saintcrow

      Lilith Saintcrow was born in New Mexico, bounced around the world as an Air Force brat, and fell in love with writing when she was ten years old She lives in Vancouver, Washington, in a house full of stray cats and children.

    124 thoughts on “The Damnation Affair”

    1. Initial thoughts:I liked this better than The Iron Wyrm Affair. Kind of like a cross between a western steampunk/magic novel with a Stephen King-like scary thing hiding in the mines.The review:What a surprisingly entertaining read! Magic, the Wild West, and zombies combine to create a fast-paced, edge of your seat exciting book. The Damnation Affair takes place in the New World, in the dusty and desolate Wild West town of Damnation. (Isn’t that just a great name for a Wild West town?) This boo [...]


    2. This is a stand-alone entry in the Bannon and Clare world, not the series, and though it combines some hints of steampunk with a whole lot of geomancy it's not nearly as successful a book as her Iron Wyrm Affair entry in the series.Neither Bannon nor Clare are present in Damnation, instead it's set in an alternate-Earth Wild West with zombies. There's a Wild West Zombie comic I've read, the name of which escapes me, which treats this same topic with a lot more verve, weirdness and humor: kinda n [...]


    3. This book was mostly a fun, lighthearted read. There were some things I took issue with, though - first and foremost, can the book cover PLEASE be designed by someone who has ACTUALLY read the book and the character descriptions?? The cover was actually off-putting, which is a shame. The other minor issues I had were in the development of the romance (was there any?) and the ending that seemed to come WAY FAR OUT of left field. I wasn't sure how I felt about that.Otherwise, overall a fun read wi [...]


    4. While The Iron Wyrm Affair at least has some steampunk elements, in this one there isn't enough of it to satisfy me, but it will go on that shelf anyway.Do not read the blurb. I shouldn't have read it. I was waiting for most of the things from the blurb to be revealed at least to us if not to the heroine. I wish I didn't know it. Some people are not bothered by blurbs like that, but I don't find it amusing if you can read about the events which happen at half of the book in the blurb! The thing [...]


    5. I started THE DAMNATION AFFAIR expecting a novella set in the series of Bannon & Clare (based on ’s characterization of this book as Bannon & Clare #1.5). What I found was a full length novel which, though nominally sharing the same universe as Bannon & Clare, had its own style and mythology entirely. Across the sea from everything familiar, THE DAMNATION AFFAIR is an enticing new take on the wild and dangerous West.Perhaps due to this change of expectation, THE DAMNATION AFFAIR st [...]


    6. 4.5 starsSet in the same world as Bannon and Clare, but with a new set of characters. I loved the entire story, but do admit to be a tad disappointed by the ending. Not enough explanation or romance.Maybe LS will revisit this part of her world again. I know I'd love to.


    7. Having read The Iron Wyrm Affair, I was expecting another as rich in detail and suspense. But unfortunately this failed to reach the mark. I found the transition between scenes rather disjointed and there appeared to me to be some rather annoyingly unexplained situations.


    8. This book was selected in a OMG! I need some escapist books stat! snatch-and-grab mission - the name Lilith Saintcrow was sufficient for me. Plus, old west vampires?? Yes! So I had no idea this was in the universe of another series until I started to write that review. Good to know!I loved the world, definitely. And the ridiculous romance was pretty fun. I was less excited about the third act, although having read both her Dante Valentine series and the Jill Kismet series, I wasn't exactly shock [...]


    9. Didn't really like this story. I just couldn't get into it like I did with the Dante Valentine and Jill Kismet series.



    10. 4.5 Stars. Only one thing could induce Miss Catherine Barrowe-Browne to forsake the comforts of civilized Boston and head Westron (West) -- the hope of finding her missing, impetuous brother Robbie. She applies for the position of schoolteacher in the town of Damnation, a godforsaken corner of the Westron territory every bit as uninviting as its name. The children are out-of-control hellions, the townspeople without culture, and the sheriff an infuriating (and attractive) enigma. When the undead [...]


    11. *Genre* Steampunk, Adult, Western*Rating* 3.5*My Thoughts*I am finally able to sift through some of my back log and read books that have been sitting patiently on my Kindle for nearly a year. Yes, I did received this LAST December! I'm thankful that Orbit still allows me access to titles even though I might not review them immediately! It helps, I think, not to decline or DNF books on a wholesale basis. The Damnation Affair is set in the same universe as the Bannon & Clare series is, but, in [...]


    12. I'm not entirely sure how this book qualified as a standalone part of the Bannon and Clare series. I guess if you shut one eye and squinted through the other and looked at it sideways you might be able to place it in the same world as the Bannon and Clare books. Standalone? Definitely. But the "magic was totally different and the settings were totally different. Other than this one, I've only read the first book in the series so I don't know if later stories somehow tie this one in to the series [...]


    13. The Damnation Affair is set in the same world as Saintcrow’s Bannon & Clare books. This book is not connected to the Bannon & Clare characters (as far as I can tell, not having read the first book, The Iron Wyrm Affair). The Damnation Affair is a western, set in a backwater town surrounded by wild magic.Catharine Barrowe has accepted the position of the schoolteacher in town because it is the last place she heard from her missing brother. Cat is hoping that being in Damnation will lead [...]


    14. Read other book reviews at Book Junkie Joint.A unique combination of steampunk, zombies and magic!Lilith Saintcrow is one of my most favorite authors. I especially loved her Dante Valentine series, so I was pretty ecstatic when I chanced upon the ARC of The Damnation Affair in exchange for an honest review.The beginning was of the story was slow. Actually, the whole first half of the story was slow except a few scenes which almost always included the banter between sheriff Jack Gabriel and Cathe [...]


    15. This is not your average Western.or Urban Fantasy.or Horror really is it's own thing.I am a big fan of Ms. Saintcrow and have read most of her books. She is a very different type of writer. There are going to be horror elements in her books. They are going to be very intense and very much in the grey area as opposed to black and white. There are going to be things that the author does not explain to you. Ms. Saintcrow is not going to spoon feed you or lead you by the hand nor is her book going f [...]


    16. I could say it a thousand times but it would still mean the same!! And it would still be the exact same sentiment that hit me the first time I finished a book by you!! I loved itObviously!!I could go on and blabber a thousand meaningless lines about how fantastic and absolutely delicious this book was!! But that would be the sensible thing to do!! So I would leave it on this mysterious noted ask the one question that has haunted me since I'd finished this thing!!What's with the name?? I mean Why [...]


    17. Highly enjoyable. Loved the setting -- definitely a fun departure from Bannon and Clare's London -- and the characters were awesome!'Mancy and walking dead and dark happeningsoh, my!While there wasn't nearly enough steampunk in this story to satisfy, the combination of the Wild West, magic ('mancy and chartermages), and fantastic characters truly made this a story that is too good to put down. The sheriff, Jack of the mysterious past, is fiercely protective of his little town and deeply intrigue [...]


    18. If you liked Hobson's The Native Star, King's Dark Tower Series, or Card's Alvin Maker Tales you'll probably feel at home in the world that Lilith Saintcrow built around Jack and Cat the main characters of this book loosely placed in the universe of Bannon & Claire. She's taken the old west, and out her stamp it. In Lilith Saintcrow's stories, love is never an easy thing. It lies tense, twisted, and fragile within the hearts of her characters. There are no happily ever afters or real consumm [...]


    19. The beginning was really really slow, but still I couldn't put it down because of the fantastic west world with cowboys, zombies and only God knows what, something that lives in the mine and crawls out at night (Long Live Stephen King anyway. But then the story takes off and it has even a complete different ending from what I thought, so a good reading in the end.L'inizio è stato veramente lentissimo, però non riuscivo a smettere di leggere perchè mi piaceva moltissimo questa ambientazione ne [...]


    20. This book is a combination of steam-punk, western, vampire, zombie and a few other things. I did like the characters in the book, and this is a continuation of the world of Bannon & Clare without actually being one of those novels, so you don't actually have to have read the first of that series, but it does explain a bit more of the world building. A good story, with interesting characters. The schoolmarm/heroine went back and forth between being kick-a** and prim and proper. She was brough [...]


    21. Just as good the second time around.Previous review:What a fun twist on the traditional Wild West, with the magic and wild magic. I had enjoyed The Iron Wyrm Affair, and was set in the same world, but with different characters and a very different setting it was had it's own spirit.It was fun to see where the story lead Cat in her search for Robbie and to wait and wonder just how much Gabe was going to mixed up into the whole thing. Can't say I saw the end coming as it did, at least not until wa [...]


    22. Hints of romance, but nothing satisfying. You could tell that this was part of a larger world, but a lot of things were left unsaid, and the preview of the other books makes it seem like they're all set in England, so it's confusing how this volume fits in. I was really enjoying it until I had about 20 minutes left - (view spoiler)[ Cat dying and becoming a vampire (???) kind of ruined it for me, as did Jack's willingness to give up living for her when they'd only shared one kiss. I kept thinkin [...]


    23. Rating: 3 out of 5.The Damnation Affair by Lilith SaintcrowLilith Saintcrow is one of my favourite authors. I absolutely loved her Dante Valentine series. So when her new series came out, Bannon and Clare, in a steam punk setting, I was instantly intrigued. In order to read ‘The Damnation Affair’, you do not have to read the first Bannon and Clare novel. It is a stand-alone novel.Catherine Barrowe is a schoolmarm who comes to Damnation in search of her missing brother. Jack Gabriel is the sh [...]


    24. Just as good the second time around.What a fun twist on the traditional Wild West, with the magic and wild magic. I had enjoyed The Iron Wyrm Affair, and was set in the same world, but with different characters and a very different setting, it was had its own spirit.It was fun to see where the story lead Cat in her search for Robbie and to wait and wonder just how much Gabe was going to mixed up into the whole thing. Can't say I saw the end coming as it did, at least not until way close to it ac [...]


    25. While in the same world as Bannon & Clare, this book really has nothing to do with them. In fact, it really isn't steampunk. No steam used in this book to power anything. More of a magical western. I actually like it better than either The Iron Wyrm Affair or The Red Plague Affair and I'd love to read more about them. I enjoyed the characters much more than the Bannon or Clare too. I didn't feel like they were hiding so much from me and I didn't feel so confused in the book.


    26. I thought that this was a good addition to the new series. The characters were more real than some of the other characters by other authors. That seems to be the hallmark of this author though. The story isn't bad, although there is a bit more damsel in distress, and woe is me than I would prefer. There are also some holes in the story but I think that is because the author was trying to hide what the story was about. I will say that the ending wasn't my favorite thing. What it turned out the bo [...]


    27. I did not even finish this novella, because I just couldn't get into it at all. I think a major part of that was due to the fact that it's a series book, and it's not the first one. Another was the addition of zombies to the wild west and the schmaltzy speech patterns/Harlequin thoughts of the main characters. All in all, I'm disappointed because I really wanted to like it but this book was not my cup of tea unfortunately.*I received an Advanced Reading E-book Copy from the publisher, via NetGal [...]


    28. Steampunk!A Boston miss accepts a teaching post out in the Westron frontier in order to find out what’s happened to her brother. She lands in Damnation, the last place she’s heard from him. He’s not in town and she’s reluctant to ask about him given what she finds there. What she finds there is a bit unsettling for someone raised in civilization. Not to mention zombies, a Chinois sorcerer, and a Sheriff who is definitely more than he pretends to be.I found Cat to be annoying because she [...]


    29. You think you have a perfectly normal western steampunk plotline going, then WHAM (view spoiler)[ SURPRISE VAMPIRES!(hide spoiler)] At least they were slightly conflicted about it? I spent half the book wondering feeling like i was missing something, or like I just wasn't paying enough attention, or something. I liked what I could figure out of the magic and world building, but I never quite got how chartermages worked with priests or what a discipline was. Or what was so horrible about Robbie's [...]


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