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By Steven Brust, Emma Bull

It is 1849. throughout Europe, the excessive tide of revolution has crested, leaving recrimination and betrayal in its wake. From the excessive councils of Prussia to the corridors of Parliament, the powers-that-be breathe sighs of reduction. however the powers-that-be are infrequently unified between themselves. faraway from it...

On the south coast of britain, London man-about-town James Cobham involves himself in a rustic hotel, without suggestion how he received there. Corresponding along with his cousin, he discovers himself to were presumed drowned in a boating coincidence. jointly they make a decision that he may still remain positioned for the instant, whereas they examine what could have transpired. For James Cobham is a sought after man--wanted by means of conspiring factions of the govt. and the Chartists alike, and likewise the objective of a paranormal conspiracy within his personal family.

And so the journey begins...leading the reader via each nook of mid-nineteenth-century Britain, from the parlors of the elite to the dens of the underclass. no longer when you consider that Wilkie Collins or Conan Doyle has there been one of these great quantity of weapons, swordfights, relatives intrigues, ladies disguised as males, occult societies, philosophical discussions, and, in fact, passionate romance.

Nor might any writing staff yet Steven Brust and Emma Bull make it really loads fun...

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