Pax Britannia: Blood Royal
by Jonathan Green
Abaddon Books Paperback ISBN/ITEM#: 9781906735302
Date: 16 June 2010 List Price £6.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK /
The Pax Brittannia series published by Abaddon Books ticks any number of boxes for those who like their genre stories steampunky, fast-paced and easy to digest. Perfect holiday reading or just something to curl up with on the Ottoman, with a glass of porter. Author Jonathan Green is a very experienced practitioner of franchise fiction (Dr Who, Black Library, Fighting Fantasy etc) and has penned this latest release (his fifth in the series) Blood Royal.
"In the closing years of the 20th century the British Empire's rule is still going strong. Queen Victoria is about to celebrate her 160th birthday, kept alive by advanced steam technology. London is a fantastical sprawling metropolis where dirigibles roam the skies, robot bobbies enforce the law and dinosaurs are on display in London zoo. Welcome to Magna Britannia, a steam driven world full of fantastical creations and shady villains. Here dashing dandies and mustachioed villains battle for supremacy while below the city strange things stir in the flooded tunnels of the old London Underground."