Gaslight Chronicles

8 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 857 ratings

Steam and Sorcery Publisher's Summary

Sir Merrick Hadrian hunts monsters, both human and supernatural. A Knight of the Order of the Round Table, his use of magick and the technologies of steam power have made him both respected and feared. But his considerable skills are useless in the face of his greatest challenge, guardianship of five unusual children. At a loss, Merrick enlists the aid of a governess.

Miss Caroline Bristol is reluctant to work for a bachelor, but she needs a position, and these former street children touch her heart. While she tends to break any mechanical device she touches, it never occurs to her that she might be something more than human. All she knows is that Merrick is the most dangerously attractive man she's ever met—and out of reach for a mere governess.

When conspiracy threatens to blur the distinction between humans and monsters, Caroline and Merrick must join forces, and the fate of humanity hinges upon their combined skills of steam and sorcery....

©2011 Cindy Spencer Pape (P)2011 Audible, Inc.
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  • Book 1

    • Steam and Sorcery

    • By: Cindy Spencer Pape
    • Narrated by: Helen Stern
    • Length: 7 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 290
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 256
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 260

    Sir Merrick Hadrian hunts monsters, both human and supernatural. A Knight of the Order of the Round Table, his use of magick and the technologies of steam power have made him both respected and feared. But his considerable skills are useless in the face of his greatest challenge, guardianship of five unusual children. At a loss, Merrick enlists the aid of a governess....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • light read

    • By Marcelina on 02-07-13

    Regular price: $17.95

  • Book 2

    • Photographs & Phantoms

    • By: Cindy Spencer Pape
    • Narrated by: Kate Reading
    • Length: 2 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 142
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 129
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 133

    As a member of the Order of the Round Table, Kendall Lake is overqualified to be investigating strange phenomena at a seaside photography studio. But since the photographer is related to the Order's most powerful sorcerer, Kendall reluctantly boards a dirigible to Brighton.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Too bad it's so short... very enjoyable

    • By Donna on 11-10-13

    Regular price: $4.95

  • Book 3

    • Kilts and Kraken

    • By: Cindy Spencer Pape
    • Narrated by: Helen Stern
    • Length: 3 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 58
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 53
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 52

    Magnus, Baron Findlay, longs to bring the wonders of the steam age to his remote island home, but his hands are full fighting the vicious kraken ravaging the coast. When he's swept to sea during battle and washes up on the shore of an isle in the Hebrides, he is near death. Struggling to establish herself as one of the first female physicians in Edinburgh, Dr. Geneva MacKay is annoyed when The Order of the Round Table sends her north to care for an injured highlander.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Narrator gets it

    • By Jenn on 03-04-18

    Regular price: $14.95

  • Book 4

    • Moonlight & Mechanicals

    • By: Cindy Spencer Pape
    • Narrated by: Helen Stern
    • Length: 8 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 115
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 108
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 110

    London, 1859: Engineer Winifred 'Wink' Hadrian has been in love with Inspector Liam McCullough for years, but is beginning to lose hope when he swears to be a lifelong bachelor. Faced with a proposal from a Knight of the Round Table and one of her closest friends, Wink reluctantly agrees to consider him instead. Because of his dark werewolf past, Liam tries to keep his distance, but can't say no when Wink asks him to help find her friend's missing son.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • These are fun stories with one caveat....

    • By Whovian on 03-21-18

    Regular price: $17.95

  • Book 5

    • Cards & Caravans

    • The Gaslight Chronicles, Book 5
    • By: Cindy Spencer Pape
    • Narrated by: Helen Stern
    • Length: 5 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 79
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 73
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 75

    Connor McKay can tell at a glance that Belinda's magickal powers are minimal at best. She can't be guilty of murdering village children. There's something suspicious about her arrest and lightning-quick sentence. Unfortunately, telling anyone how he knows would mean revealing his own powers. He's been sent by the Order of the Round Table to help and he can't just let her die. Escaping from jail and running from vindictive villagers in her grandfather's steam-powered caravan is more excitement than Belinda's had in years.

    Regular price: $17.95

  • Book 6

    • Ashes & Alchemy

    • By: Cindy Spencer Pape
    • Narrated by: Helen Stern
    • Length: 3 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 93
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 88
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 89

    Police inspector Sebastian Brown served Queen and country in India before returning to England to investigate supernatural crimes alongside the Order of the Round Table. If his wifeless, childless life feels a little empty sometimes, that's not too great a price to pay in the name of duty. Minerva Shaw is desperately seeking a doctor when she mistakenly lands on Sebastian's doorstep. Her daughter Ivy has fallen gravely ill with a mysterious illness-the same illness, it seems, that's responsible for taking the lives of many of Ivy's classmates.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Decent novella but better in print

    • By Sheryl on 07-04-14

    Regular price: $4.95

  • Book 7

    • Dragons and Dirigibles

    • The Gaslight Chronicles, Book 7
    • By: Cindy Spencer Pape
    • Narrated by: Helen Stern
    • Length: 4 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35

    When airship engineer Melody McKay's dirigible explodes and plunges her into the yard of a gothic manor, she suspects foul play. With her ankle injured - an indignity far too feminine for her taste - she resolves to crack the mystery while in the care of Victor Arrington, the stuffy-yet-disarming Earl of Blackwell. Ex-Royal Navy captain Victor runs a tight house and is on a mission to protect his niece and foil a ring of smugglers using fire-breathing metal dragons.

    Regular price: $14.95

  • Book 8

    • Ether & Elephants

    • By: Cindy Spencer Pape
    • Narrated by: Faye Adele
    • Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37

    Sir Thomas Devere and Eleanor Hadrian have loved each other most of their lives - but sometimes love doesn't conquer all. Their chance at happiness was ruined by Tom's hasty marriage to someone else. Heartbroken, Nell left home, finding a new life as a teacher at a school for the blind. But when one of her supernaturally gifted students, Charlie, is kidnapped, Tom reappears, and her worlds collide. Tom claims he hasn't seen his wife since the day of their marriage...yet he fears the missing student could be his son.

    Regular price: $25.09