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.
©2016 Rod Duncan (P)2016 Audible, Ltd
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"I love these books!"
Third installment in the story of Elizabeth Barnabus & the Bullet Catchers Handbook . Gripping, exciting listening with a plethora of fascinating characters, you will love or loathe them all. Gemma Whelans delivers the story with aplomb. I can't wait for the next book from Rod Duncan.
"A very different story in a very different England"
An intriguing story set in an England in 2009 that did not progress beyond the technology of the early 19th century. It has all the right ingredients: a good tale (well narrated), rich characters and a satisfying ending.
"A great listen from start to finish"
I really enjoyed the story premise and invested in the characters. Elizabeth was truly likeable and I couldn't wait to find out where her journey would take her. I loved that it was based in an alternate Britain and enjoyed learning about the different cultures etc
beautiful gripping prose mixed with intrigue. An absolute joy.
Rod has created such a fully realised world in his books that I forget where I am and get totally immersed. The characters I have come to love and know quite well.
"A nice ending to the triology "
Gemma Whelan is a amazing narrator, the story is slow to begin with, however, picks up the pace after awhile and before you know it its the end.
"Brilliant culmination of an enticing trilogy"
A very engaging listen, with a tinny nod to Jane Austin in the very last line 😍
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