Sublime Electricity

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The Illustrious Summary

In this world, science took the place of magic. Meanwhile, the transition from the era of steam to the epoch of Sublime Electricity is already underway. But magic hasn't simply disappeared without a trace. It still exists, concealed in the blood of the illustrious. Detective constable Leopold Orso of the metropolitan police counts himself among their number. He was bestowed a talent that allows him to bring others' fears to life.

Leopold didn't go looking for trouble. All he really wanted was to gain access to his rightful inheritance. But, his peaceful life came to an end when a box from his grandmother's estate caught the interest of a mysterious cabal of conspirators, police, and bloodthirsty malefics. His new enemies have an arsenal of six-barreled machine guns, backpack flamethrowers, and hordes of hellspawn. He may escape with his life, but it won't be easy!

©2016 Pavel Kornev; English translation copyright 2016 by Andrew Schmitt (P)2017 Tantor
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    • Leopold Orso and The Case of the Bloody Tree

    • By: Pavel Kornev
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  • Book 1

    • The Illustrious

    • Sublime Electricity Series, Book 1
    • By: Pavel Kornev
    • Narrated by: Neil Hellegers
    • Length: 15 hrs and 52 mins
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    In this world, science took the place of magic. Meanwhile, the transition from the era of steam to the epoch of Sublime Electricity is already underway. But magic hasn't simply disappeared without a trace. It still exists, concealed in the blood of the illustrious. Detective constable Leopold Orso of the metropolitan police counts himself among their number. He was bestowed a talent that allows him to bring others' fears to life. Leopold didn't go looking for trouble.

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  • Book 2

    • The Heartless

    • Sublime Electricity Series, Book 2
    • By: Pavel Kornev
    • Narrated by: Neil Hellegers
    • Length: 14 hrs and 48 mins
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    Once, this world was dominated by the fallen, but humanity cast off their tyrannical rule and created a mighty empire with colonies spread out across the globe. The power of the metropolis is stronger than ever before, but its past is dark and its future cloudy. Old secrets are capable of destroying in one moment what took years to create. After all, nothing can save it from treason, not armadas of battleships nor bomb-laden dirigibles.

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    • The Fallen

    • Sublime Electricity, Book 3
    • By: Andrew Schmitt - translator, Pavel Kornev
    • Narrated by: Neil Hellegers
    • Length: 15 hrs and 2 mins
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    In this world, steam and electricity are the favored sources of power. Science has taken the place of religion, while magic is unknown by all but peculiar outcasts. But the border between reality and the underworld here is extremely thin. Thankfully, the adepts of scientific knowledge have found success holding back the onslaught of infernal creatures. Electricity is stronger than magic, but even it is not all-powerful. A former detective constable for the New Babylon Criminal Investigative Police, Leopold Orso is illustrious.

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  • Book 4

    • The Dormant

    • Sublime Electricity, Book 4
    • By: Pavel Kornev, Andrew Schmitt
    • Narrated by: Neil Hellegers
    • Length: 14 hrs and 56 mins
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    New Babylon is the capital of the mighty Second Empire. Dirigibles drift over the city, steam trains race down its tracks, and the factory chimneys never stop billowing smoke, even for a moment. The hegemony of science is unquestioned, and yet magic hasn't disappeared from the world. It remains dissolved in the blood of those who are called Illustrious. Hardline reductionists find that hard to accept, but it is not in their power to change the longstanding status quo. 

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