Burton & Swinburne return in a NEW SERIES!
The Beast is coming. History will be remade.
the assassination of Queen Victoria in 1840, a cabal of prominent
men - including King George V, HRH Prince Albert, Benjamin Disraeli, and
Isambard Kingdom Brunel - has received guidance from the Afterlife. The
spirit of a dead mystic, Abdu El Yezdi, has helped them to steer the
empire into a period of unprecedented peace and creativity.
on the eve of a groundbreaking alliance with the newly formed Greater
German Confederation, scientists, surgeons, and engineers are being
abducted - including Brunel! The government, in search of answers, turns
to the Afterlife, only to find that Abdu El Yezdi is now refusing to
speak with the living.
Enter the newly-knighted Sir Richard
Francis Burton, fresh from his discovery of the source of the Nile.
Appointed the king's agent, he must trace the missing luminaries and
solve the mystery of Abdu El Yezdi's silence.
But the Beast
has been summoned. How can the famous explorer fulfill his mission when
his friends and loved ones are being picked off, one by one, by what
appears to be a supernatural entity - by, perhaps, Abdu El Yezdi himself?