Introducing Air Group Captain Sebastopol Valiant, the Steampunk missing link between Harry Flashman and Biggles.
The Great War was in its eighth year. The British Empire and Imperial Russia both threw men into a never ending meat grinder.
Step forward Valiant, described as 'A damn fine man to have standing beside you in a fight as well as at a bar'
Recalled to Blighty, Valiant contends with Bible bashing Confederates, French (ahem) Ambassadors and an unprovoked attack upon the troopship RMS Titanic.
Still, it could be worse....