By Steven Brust, Emma Bull
On the south coast of britain, London man-about-town James Cobham involves himself in a rustic resort, with out inspiration how he obtained there. Corresponding together with his cousin, he discovers himself to were presumed drowned in a boating twist of fate. jointly they come to a decision that he should still remain placed for the instant, whereas they examine what can have transpired. For James Cobham is a sought after man--wanted by means of conspiring factions of the govt. and the Chartists alike, and in addition the objective of a mystical conspiracy inside of 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. now not seeing that Wilkie Collins or Conan Doyle has there been any such large quantity of weapons, swordfights, kinfolk intrigues, girls disguised as males, occult societies, philosophical discussions, and, after all, passionate romance.
Nor may well any writing crew yet Steven Brust and Emma Bull make it really rather a lot fun...
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