Smoke Eaters

Smoke Eaters

When dragons rise from the earth, firefighters are humanity?s last line of defence, in this wild near-future fantasy. Firefighter Cole Brannigan is on the verge of retirement after 30 years on the job, and a decade fighting dragons. But during his final fire call, he discovers he?s immune to dragon smoke. It?s such a rare power that he?s immediately conscripted into the el When dragons rise from the earth, firefighters are humanity?s last line of defence, in this wild near-futur...

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Title:Smoke Eaters
Author:Sean Grigsby
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Genres:Fantasy
ISBN:B075HXYQC2
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Kindle Edition
Number of Pages:336 pages pages

Smoke Eaters Reviews

  • Sherwood Smith
    Feb 28, 2018
    A crash-through-the-gate-in-fourth-gear debut novel, with all the high velocity (and splinters) that implies. Firefighters versus dragons! These are not friendly, soul-bonding dragons, or gorgeous dragons that somehow shift tremendous mass into otherwhere in order to turn into s...
  • Beth
    Feb 08, 2018
    A fun, kick-ass read with dragons and a fire department specifically to fight them. More review to come, BUT!! If you pre-order the book by March 6th, $1 from each book sold goes to the Leary Firefighters Foundation!! More info below: https://www.angryrobotbooks.com/2018/... ...
  • bookczuk
    Dec 19, 2017
    When I was three, we had a house fire. I was tucked in my bed in a tiny upstairs bedroom. A fireman rescued me, and when he set me in my mother's arms, I told her "he carried me out, just like Superman." I knew a good hero when I saw one. When I was offered the chance to read an ARC of...
  • Steve
    Mar 20, 2018
    DNF @ 25% This book had real potential, but it's too cliche to continue. It felt like I was reading a 90s TV show complete with the bad dialogue, no character development, and bad acting. Very disappointed. ...
  • All Things Urban Fantasy
    Mar 22, 2018
    Review courtesy of All Things Urban Fantasy. SMOKE EATERS has dragons, wraiths, robots, government conspiracies, and possessed devices...and only some of those plot points work. Cole Brannigan is days away from retirement and wouldn?t you know it, he gets pulled right back into se...
  • Brian's Book Blog
    Mar 16, 2018
    An Absolute Blast This is out of my typical genre (fantasy) but right up my alley when it comes to action and adventure. I?ve never read Grigsby before so when I saw that Mike aka Michael Patrick Hicks had reviewed it, I decided that I needed to give it a try. Man, am I glad that ...
  • Judy Lesley
    Jan 18, 2018
    Many thanks to NetGalley and Angry Robot Books for a digital galley of this novel. Captain Cole Brannigan, firefighter, almost 60 years old, retiring at the end of the week. Remember all of that because you are going to be seeing a lot about Brannigan if you pay attention to books a...
  • Anna
    Feb 15, 2018
    Smoke Eaters starts with a delightful premise and quickly spirals out of control. Cole Brannigan is about to retire from his firefighting career when he is unexpectedly recruited to join the Smoke Eaters, a secret group of dragon fighters. Brannigan is soon thrown into a world of polit...
  • Michael Hicks
    Jan 19, 2018
    Sean Grigsby makes a scorching debut with Smoke Eaters, a fun sci-fi romp set a hundred years hence in the ashes of America's Midwest. It's the early 2100s and dragons have returned, these massive creatures of myth churning their way up from the Earth's core to wreak firey havoc all...
  • Andrea
    Mar 09, 2018
    A lot of fun. ...
  • Joseph  Zak Bailey
    Mar 22, 2018
    Grigsby's debut novel is a creative, original and thrilling blast. Firefighters vs dragons in the near-future with down to earth characters and an interesting world. This book is the literary equivalent to potato chips, when I sat down to read it I couldn't just have 1 chapter, I had t...
  • Peter McLean
    Nov 09, 2017
    This thing is an absolute blast, and can be easily summed up in three words: Firefighters vs. Dragons. Yeah, you did hear that right ? that?s how absolutely gonzo nuts this book is. There?s a lot more than that going on, of course, but that?s the essence of it. You?ve als...
  • Rana
    Sep 10, 2018
    Love this take on dragons. Would love to see more, especially from the propellerheads! Science of fantastical creatures is my jam. ...
  • J.C.
    Feb 08, 2018
    So let's get this straight. There are basically two kinds of books: Those that reveal the depths and heights of humanity, making us question the values that shape our lives, our relationships, our very identities... And there are books about firefighters killing dragons. This is ...
  • Michael Fletcher
    Apr 15, 2018
    A bad-ass rock n' roll ride where firefighters fight to save the world from dragons as written by a real-life bad-ass rock n' roll fire-fighter. This should be a movie. ...
  • Runalong
    Mar 11, 2018
    Unique, fun and engaging cast of characters placed in a near future world with dragons. Full review at https://www.runalongtheshelves.net/bl... ...
  • Brendan
    Jan 21, 2019
    3 Smoke Eaters by Sean Grigsby is a high concept idea, that had pulp written all over the front cover. I first spotted this book at Dymocks in the city, but convinced the local library to purchase for my own personal means. Smoke Eaters is not a bad book, it just over complicates wh...
  • Marc Morris
    Mar 31, 2018
    This is a book I was looking forward to after a random Facebook quote from another author I have read, it was around 6/8 months ago so luckily I was patient. I am totally rubbish at reviews but like to try especially for books I enjoyed. The book was gripping from the first chapter ti...
  • Mike Saurers
    Mar 12, 2018
    Oh man. What a great first novel. Now, as a professional firefighter, I was really drawn to get and read this book. As a sci-fi / fantasy reader-Firefighters vs. Dragons? Yup, I?m in. And was I ever rewarded! Sean built a great world. It?s not just dragons. There are other creepie...
  • Queen
    Mar 17, 2018
    A fun fluff read with a side of cringe. The book is non-stop action without the benefit of endearing character development. Main criticism is that the women characters were sideline pieces. ...
  • Dan Koboldt
    May 11, 2018
    I really enjoyed this futuristic/dystopian tale that pits firefighters against dragons. The main character, Cole Brannigan, is an old dog nearing retirement from the fire service when he's recruited into a special division of "Smoke Eaters" -- people whose natural immunity to dragon sm...
  • FanFiAddict
    Feb 04, 2018
    First things first: Thanks to Angry Robot and NetGalley for providing an e-ARC for review. Being provided this ARC in no way, shape, or form influenced my thoughts on this novel. I also want to thank Peter McLean for his advanced praise of Smoke Eaters. His words definitely influen...
  • Eddie D. Moore
    Mar 30, 2018
    If the presence of dragons aren?t enough to convince you to read this book, let my promise that the witty dialogue is well worth your time. The narrator has the perfect voice to tell this story; they couldn?t have made a better selection. Every scene is packed with conflict to hold...
  • Geek Furioso
    Apr 03, 2018
    Smoke Eaters nos ofrece algo que todos queríamos y no sabíamos que necesitábamos: bomberos contra dragones. El debut de Sean Grigsby es uno de esos libros de entretenimiento puro: no esperes reflexiones meditativas ni grandes y complejas tramas, porque el libro va a que te lo pas...
  • Adrian Collins
    Dec 13, 2017
    Original review by Durand Welsch to be published in Grimdark Magazine #15 (15th Jan 2018). Dragons, fire-fighters, post-collapse America, powered mech suits, robots, ghosts: Smoke Eaters by Sean Grigsby is a heady mash-up of tropes and genres. The novel could loosely be described as...
  • Sontaranpr
    Mar 29, 2018
    After a series of massive global earthquakes (bye bye New Zealand) dragons have returned from beneath the earth and it's buffet time. The US has disintegrated into a series of city states reliant on only their neighbours rather than anything on a federal level. The dragons are immune t...
  • Michael Mammay
    Jan 19, 2018
    It's firefighters vs. dragons. And it's exactly what you think it will be when you read 'firefighters vs. dragons.' If you're looking for a thoughtful piece of literature that addresses the human condition, you're in the wrong place. If you want some kick-ass 22nd century action with l...
  • Kopratic
    Feb 20, 2018
    This book had everything I never knew I wanted. It?s action-packed and humorous, yet not afraid to slow down and be reflective every once in a while. Smoke Eaters by Sean Grigsby is (what I?d call) an Urban Science Fantasy novel that does practically everything right. 5 stars from ...
  • Anna Stephens
    Nov 21, 2017
    I was so excited when I heard about this book, as I come from a family of firefighters and it's one emergency service you don't read about in fantasy. Grigsby's experience as a serving firefighter is abundantly clear on every page, from the small gems of knowledge he drops about the co...
  • Matthew Shileikis
    Apr 03, 2018
    I really enjoyed every second of this book and in fact I read it all in one day because that's how good it was. This book has tons of action and really likable characters and of course dragons. I can't wait to read the next book from this author and hope its on par with this book. ...