You'd have to be mad to steal from the feared International Patent Office. But that's what Elizabeth Barnabus is about to try. A one-time enemy from the circus has persuaded her to attempt a heist that will be the ultimate conjuring trick.
Hidden in the vaults of the Patent Court in London lie secrets that could shake the very pillars of the Gas-Lit Empire. All that stands in Elizabeth's way are the agents of the Patent Office, a Duke's private army and the mysterious Custodian of Marvels.
Rod Duncan returns with the climactic volume of the Fall of the Gas-Lit Empire, the breathtaking alternate history series that began with the Philip K. Dick Award-nominated The Bullet-Catcher's Daughter.
©2016 Rod Duncan (P)2016 Audible, Ltd
Third installment in the story of Elizabeth Barnabus & the Bullet Catchers Handbook . Gripping, exciting listening with a plethora of fascinating characters, you will love or loathe them all. Gemma Whelans delivers the story with aplomb. I can't wait for the next book from Rod Duncan.
An intriguing story set in an England in 2009 that did not progress beyond the technology of the early 19th century. It has all the right ingredients: a good tale (well narrated), rich characters and a satisfying ending.
I really enjoyed the story premise and invested in the characters. Elizabeth was truly likeable and I couldn't wait to find out where her journey would take her. I loved that it was based in an alternate Britain and enjoyed learning about the different cultures etc
beautiful gripping prose mixed with intrigue. An absolute joy.
Rod has created such a fully realised world in his books that I forget where I am and get totally immersed. The characters I have come to love and know quite well.
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