The Tempered Steel of Antiquity Grey by Shawn Speakman

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by Shawn Speakman
The Tempered Steel of Antiquity Grey by Shawn SpeakmanThe Tempered Steel of Antiquity Grey Series: The Tempered Steel of Antiquity Grey #1
Published by Grim Oak Press on September 7, 2021
Source: Netgalley Arc
Genres: Fiction / Fantasy / Action & Adventure, Fiction / Science Fiction / Action & Adventure
Pages: 344
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Format: Ebook Arc
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"It's a perfect post-apocalyptic mech-filled SF adventure--like Pierce Brown's Red Rising meets Robotech." --Aidan Moher

Forever shamed for family actions a century earlier, Antiquity Grey is a young woman living in a far-future city of Erth. It is a life of danger and hardship, dragons and advanced technology.

But when she discovers an outlawed and operational mech buried in the sands of her planet, she realizes its secrets hold the power to reverse her family's dishonor while challenging the Imperium's off-world oppressive might. The Imperium is not so willing to loosen its grip, needing Erth's valuable titanium resources at a time when war spreads among the stars. In response, the Governor of Erth sends Star Sentinel--his mightiest mech, which nothing can stand against--after Antiquity.

As she flees into the wilderness in a desperate attempt to uncover the secrets of her past and free an entire planet, Antiquity learns friendship can mean more than family, even the hardest heart of an enemy can soften, and adventure is not what she thought it would be.


Antiquity Grey bears the name grey, a label given to disgraced families in the land of Solomon Fray on Erth. In the desert, one day, she finds a long-buried Mech that will toss her into a battle to free her world—woven into a story that draws you in from the moment the Mech is uncovered and keeps you turning pages as Antiquity battles to fight for a better world. A world currently controlled by Dreadths who have ruled and done everything in their power to drag her family through the mud.

With Antiquity discovery, she unlocks a power she has never known before and will use it to unite those who want freedom from the Imperium and dreadths of the world. Enemies will need to set aside differences to unearth the rot that has invested Solomon Frey. New allies will emerge, and from the dust will arise a stronger nongrey version of Antiquity. Antiquity asks those who survived one question “Will you fight and be free beside me?”






About Shawn Speakman

Shawn Speakman grew up in the beautiful wilds of Washington State near Mt. St. Helens. After moving to Seattle to attend the University of Washington, he befriended New York Times bestselling fantasy author Terry Brooks and became his webmaster. It has led to a life filled with magic and words.

He was a manager at one of the largest Barnes & Noble Booksellers in the country for many years but now owns the online bookstore The Signed Page, manages the websites for authors Terry Brooks and Naomi Novik, and freelance writes for Random House at

Shawn currently lives in Seattle, Washington.

Rating Report
Overall: 5