Wednesday, January 27, 2016
The Custodian of Marvels From Angry Robot Bookss
The Custodian of Marvels
Book Three in the Gas-Lit Empire series
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.
“An amazingly clever steampunk novel with a wonderfully imagined world and brilliant characters.”
– A Book Drunkard
“Readers who enjoyed the first two books will find much more of the same strong writing and nuanced characters in The Custodian of Marvels. Duncan has created a winner here and concluded the series masterfully.”
– Online Eccentric Librarian
About the author:
ROD DUNCAN is a published crime writer. His first novel Backlash was shortlisted for the CWA John Creasey Dagger, and he has since written three other novels (all Simon & Schuster UK), and had his first screenplay produced.
His background is in scientific research and computing, and he lives in Leicester.
You can find Rod online on Facebook or on Twitter.