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The Lazarus Machine

A Tweed & Nightingale Adventure

Paul Crilley

280 pp • ISBN 978-1-61614-688-7
Hardcover ("5 ½ x 8 ½") • $16.95
November 2012
Cover Illustration © Cliff Nielsen

 

 

Steampunk adventure for fans of Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Who

 

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. . .

A 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 fearful whispers.

Professor Moriarty.

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.



Reviews

"Paul Crilley's writing has an imaginative flair that brings the steampunk London of his books to shimmering life, from its gritty depths to its magical heights. It's easy to be carried along those winding streets with his memorable young characters into adventures that lead not just to thrilling climaxes, but to self-discovery as well."
—Sarah Prineas, author of the Magic Thief series and Winterling

"The book is terrific. Great characters and atmosphere, wonderful steampunk ambience, and clever world building—and a whole lot of fun."
—John Levitt, author of the UF Dog Days novels



Paul Crilley

Born in Scotland in 1975, Paul Crilley moved to South Africa when he was eight years old. He was rather disappointed to find out that Africa was not at all like the Tarzan movies he had seen and that he would not, in fact, have elephants and lions strolling through his backyard. He now lives in a small village on the east coast with his family. He has written the Invisible Order series and numerous short stories, and he also writes for many types of South African television programs. He also worked on the MMO Star Wars: The Old Republic and recently wrote a comic miniseries for IDW.

Visit him online at
www.paulcrilley.com,
at www.facebook.com/paul.crilley,
and on Twitter @paulcrilley.


Photograph: © Caroline Doherty