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It is the summer of 1883 and Professor Langdon St. Ives – brilliant but eccentric scientist and explorer – is at home in Aylesford with his family. However, a few miles to the north a steam launch has been taken by pirates above Egypt Bay; the crew murdered and pitched overboard. In Aylesford itself a grave is opened and possibly robbed of the skull. The suspected grave robber, the infamous Dr. Ignacio Narbondo, is an old nemesis of Langdon St. Ives.
When Dr. Narbondo returns to kidnap his four-year-old son Eddie and then vanishes into the night, St. Ives and his factotum Hasbro race to London in pursuit…
The first new steampunk novel in over twenty years from one of the genre’s founding fathers!
“The cover says, “Steampunk Legend” under [Blaylock]’s name. Trust me, it’s a well-earned accolade.”
– SciFi FX
“Rollicking Steampunk Adventure highly recommended.”
– Nerds in Babeland
“Sure to be one of the most delightful works of fiction you read this year.”
– Team Hellions
“The plot of the book is a joyride through Victorian London, taking in all the grandness, wonder, depravity, and utter hopelessness that makes that time and place so endlessly fascinating.”
– Geek Smash