Gunpowder Chronicles
Gunpowder Alchemy

Gunpowder Alchemy

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Series: Gunpowder Chronicles, Book 1

One young woman stands between the might of the British Empire and the glory of the Middle Kingdom. Can she find the key to liberate her people?

China, 1850. Jin Soling just wants to keep her family safe. Eight years after her father’s execution, she struggles to support her mother’s opium addiction and fears her brother will be handed hard labor in the factories. But when she travels to Changsha City to pawn the mysterious locked box her father invented, she’s abducted by imperial agents who have been searching for its secrets.

Ordered to track down the rebel holding the formula to powering the Chinese fleet, Soling finds herself paired with her former betrothed and working for those who betrayed her family. Though the mission is supposed to expel the British occupiers, she suspects she’s being used as bait by unknown enemies.

Can Soling help fire the revolution and escape the clutches of court conspiracies?

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Clockwork Samurai

Clockwork Samurai

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Series: Gunpowder Chronicles, Book 2

Foreign invaders are at their door. Do they poke a sleeping giant to seek its help?

China, 1852. Jin Soling still battles to restore her family’s honor. Though she’s received an appointment to the imperial court, her country remains in danger with the Emperor falling into opium addiction and British warships anchored off the coast. And when her former betrothed hatches a desperate plan for an alliance with Japan, the young physician finds herself on an airship to the forbidding isolated empire.

Discovering upon arrival their contact has been assassinated, Soling and the expedition quickly find themselves under attack as spies. On the run from mechanized samurai and their transport destroyed, the brave woman fears the only thing they’ll get from the shogunate is a gruesome death.

Can Soling escape the deadly island nation, or is China’s last hope destined to die on the end of a katana?

Clockwork Samurai is the second chapter in the explosive Gunpowder Chronicles steampunk fantasy series. If you like historical intrigue, armored automaton assassins, and thrilling races against time, then you’ll love Jeannie Lin’s high-stakes story.

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Tales from the Gunpowder Chronicles

Tales from the Gunpowder Chronicles

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Series: Gunpowder Chronicles, Book 3

East meets West in a clash of gunpowder technology versus steam in an epic and richly-detailed series.

Asian steampunk at its finest with three new tales of adventure from bestselling author Jeannie Lin.
Features three standalone stories:
Big Trouble in Old Shanghai
The Island of the Opium-Eaters
Love in the Time of Engines

Big Trouble in Old Shanghai
The signs are there. Gangs roaming the streets, the very earth shaking beneath their feet. Ming-fen could tell something was coming to Old Shanghai, but she didn't know exactly what until the city erupted in fiery rebellion -- with her brother caught on the wrong side. With the streets in turmoil, Ming-fen must rely on her fighting skills and a blue-eyed foreign devil to survive the day, and perhaps keep an already broken city from all-out civil war.

The Island of the Opium-Eaters
Sagara Satomi hasn't set foot on land since she was exiled from Nippon and cast adrift upon a ship owned by a notorious Chinese rebel. Rogue alchemist, Yang Hanzhu has spent years chasing dark rumors, plotting a course toward an unmarked island with a mysterious past. Will they uncover the island's secrets? Or be buried there along with them?

Love in the Time of Engines

A prequel to Gunpowder Alchemy.

Amidst rumors the West has developed powerful steam engines, the Ministry of Science seeks to recruit new talent. Golden boy Jin Zhi-fu meets mathematics prodigy Shi Anlei while attending the Academy, but doesn't realize his new friend is a woman disguised as a man. It's the only way she'd be allowed to take the imperial examination.

When Anlei's hidden identity is discovered, Zhi-fu and Anlei are forced into a test more difficult than the exam -- one that challenges the limits of duty, friendship, and love.

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The Rebellion Engines

The Rebellion Engines

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Series: Gunpowder Chronicles, Book 4

A clash of gunpowder-tech and the machineries of war leading to a showdown in steampunk Shanghai.

Physician Jin Soling and Engineer Chen Chang-wei are stationed at a secret factory complex tasked with creating war machines. When a series of industrial accidents reveals an underground resistance, the two are faced with questions of loyalty, sacrifice and honor. Will they sacrifice their souls for the empire they have sworn to save?

The third book in the Gunpowder Chronicles trilogy which started with Gunpowder Alchemy.

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