Sunday, 22 April 2012

Anno Frankenstein - a new review

A new review of my seventh Pax Britannia novel Anno Frankenstein has emerged over at the City Book Review. And here it is...

Anno Frankenstein by Jonathan Green is the seventh book in the Pax Britannia alternate-reality series featuring Ulysses Quicksilver, agent of the Crown. This book has us traveling back in time to 1943 when Magna Britannia has entered the war against Hitler’s Germany. Our hero is to infiltrate Germany with the assistance of Dr Jekyll, and not to return until maximum destruction has been caused. On the way, we meet a Russian vampire, a German werewolf, regiments of dead soldiers reanimated in Castle Frankenstein, and troves of other supernatural and horror characters.

This is all terrific fun, and truth be told, even more amusing if you know a little history and have a geeky interest in horror and supernatural literature. There are many references to characters and creatures, both real and fictional, and it’s blended together with some equally fascinating steampunk. Anno Frankenstein starts off at high speed and accelerates as we approach dead man’s bend. If you enjoy a white-knuckle ride and laugh in the face of danger, this is the book for you.

You can read the original review here, and buy your copy of Anno Frankenstein here.

Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Venerating Victorians - JG on Falcata Times' Steampunk Week

Falcata Times are hosting a Steampunk Week all this week. Stephen Hunt kicked things off on Monday and Tuesday saw my piece about Venerating Victorians posted. You can read if for yourself here. (And I might just have set the cat among the pigeons with this one...)

Monday, 9 April 2012

Happy Birthday, Isambard Kingdom... BRUNEL!

Isambard Kingdom Brunel, the Reckless Engineer himself, was born 206 years ago today. And to celebrate here's the awesome new single by The Men Who Will Not Be Blamed For Nothing.

By the way, Brunel's Trans-Channel Tunnel makes an appearance in the final part of Pax Britannia: Time's Arrow. Just thought you might like to know.