Saturday, 13 June 2009

Blood Royal is coming

The sixth book in the Pax Britannia line, and the fifth to feature dandy Hero of the Empire Ulysses Quicksilver, has been announced on the Abaddon Books website.

It's entitled Blood Royal and is the first in a new proposed four book story arc, Evolution Expects having tied up much of the Galapagos legacy that began with Unnatural History.

Here's the blurb from the back of the book.

Magna Britannia bestrides the globe and the solar system beyond like a colossus. Yet its capital, Londinium Maximum, still flounders in the aftermath of the unprecedented catastrophe that has so recently befallen it.

St Paul's Cathedral entertains a new congregation, one driven by its own unholy creed, while a coldly clinical killer is carving a name for himself across the city, a name that has been whispered upon the streets of Whitechapel for over a hundred years. Further afield, in the wolf-haunted heartlands of Europe, the spectre of war rears its ugly head. And at the centre of all this death and destruction stands a seemingly innocent child.

Ulysses Quicksilver, heroic figurehead for a beleaguered nation, is about to find himself thrown into the thick of things, as the royal families of Europe prepare for a conflict the like of which the world has never seen, and the consequences of one insane holy man's actions become painfully apparent. With the way ahead unclear, one thing is certain: the world, and Ulysses Quicksilver, will never be the same again.

Blood Royal is due to be published in the UK this December, and in the US in February 2010.

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