London society holds many expectations for gentlewoman Aldora Fiske. Despite her great proficiency at the great game of the social season, Lady Fiske chafes at the restrictions her social position holds for her. It's only far from the prying eyes and wagging tongues of London parlors that she can truly live the life that she craves.
She’ll find adventure with pirates high above the London streets, in the far off jungles of Mexico, and in the heart of the aging Ottoman Empire.
It's a delicate tightrope she walks, between dilettante and adventuress, with one wrong step leading to utter ruin in the eyes of her elite peers. Still, when the alternative is an existence more stifling than any corset, the adventurous young woman will risk it all for one more thrill.
Obligation and injustice collide in this second of the Galvanic Century steampunk series of Edwardian fiction novels.
Downton Abbey meets Agatha Christie in a scientific seyonce!
Let me say it plainly. If you read for pleasure, and your tastes include mystery, science fiction, English period pieces, fantasy, and the like then you have tripped upon the literary equivalent of that favorite hole in the wall restaurant where it's quaint decor enchants you, the menu changes from one exotic delight to another, the chef is an artist who can't resist tempting you with his wit, charm, and his universe of creativity. I am a voracious reader and find the author's steampunk series and their characters appetizing to the point I have to pace myself to avoid overindulgence. The world invented here is endlessly fantastic and also very touchingly real.
Will in Atlanta