An alternate 1895... a world where Charles Babbage and Ada Lovelace perfected the Difference engine. Where steam and tesla-powered computers are everywhere. Where automatons powered by human souls venture out into the sprawling London streets. Where the Ministry, a secretive government agency, seeks to control everything in the name of the Queen.
It is in this
claustrophobic, paranoid city that seventeen-year-old Sebastian Tweed
and his conman father struggle to eke out a living.
But all is not well...
murderous, masked gang has moved into London, spreading terror through
the criminal ranks as they take over the underworld. as the gang carves
up more and more of the city, a single name comes to be uttered in
When Tweed’s father
is kidnapped by Moriarty, he is forced to team up with information
broker Octavia Nightingale to track him down. But he soon realizes that
his father’s disappearance is just a tiny piece of a political
conspiracy that could destroy the British Empire and plunge the world
into a horrific war. From Goodreads.
This was fun. Octavia is searching for her mother who disappeared a year ago and Sebastian is searching for his father who was just kidnapped. It is steampunk and set in victorian London. Add the name Sherlock Holmes and Professor Moriarty and there is of course a conspiracy at royal level. This had some fun twists and turns that was not expected. I will continue this series.
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