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A Maxim Jakubowski selected title.
Victorian-set adventures with a strong twist of steampunk. Captain John Hartdwick returns from captivity in Burma as an opium addict and a much disenchanted man. When he is recruited by a mysterious club to act as a spy against an untold menace to the Empire, he is soon coopted into a team of hardy secret agents fighting against a supernatural threat of the other kind. With touches of both H.G. Wells and H.P. Lovecraft, Latham conjures up a deft evocation of Victorian London in all its grime, bustle and colours and never slows the pace of the manifold derring dos unfolding. In addition, the splendidly engineered plot throws up regular surprises to keep the reader solidly on side and surprised on every dark corner. Simply put, a good read and exemplary entertainment. ~ Maxim Jakubowski
London, 1890. Captain John Hardwick, an embittered army veteran and opium addict, is released from captivity in Burma and returns home, only to be recruited by a mysterious gentlemen's club to combat a supernatural threat to the British Empire.This is the tale of a secret war between parallel universes, between reality and the supernatural; a war waged relentlessly by an elite group of agents; unsung heroes, whose efforts can never be acknowledged, but by whose sacrifice we are all kept safe.
'Mark A. Latham blends different elements in a superb way and creates an incredibly fresh story that's full of surprises and twists. When you begin to read this novel, you'll notice that it has clearly been written out of love for storytelling, because it feels exciting and fresh.' - Rising Shadow
Publication date: 02/10/2015
Publisher: Titan Books Ltd
|Publication date:||2nd October 2015|
|Author:||Mark A. Latham|
|Publisher:||Titan Books Ltd|
|Genres:||Action Adventure / Spy, Crime / Mystery, eBook Favourites, Historical Fiction,|
Mark A. Latham is a writer, editor and games designer with a passion for nineteenth century history. Formerly the editor of Games Workshop's White Dwarf magazine and head of Warhammer 40,000, he is the author of the forthcoming Lazarus Gates series, and two Sherlock Holmes novels, as well as countless short stories and several tabletop games, including Legends of the Old West, and Waterloo.More About Mark A. Latham