Anno Frankenstein (Pax Britannia)
by Jonathan Green
Abaddon Books Paperback ISBN/ITEM#: 9781907519444
Date: 12 May 2011 List Price £7.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK /
Timely competition for the Titan reissue of Kim Newman's classic Anno Dracula is this new title in Abaddon's likeable and popular dark steampunk series Pax Brittania, created and admirably maintained by Jonathan Green.
Greens latest addition to the series is Anno Frankenstein and is similar to the Newman in that it's an everything-but-the-kitchen-sink type book - there's time travel, evil Nazi's, characters 'borrowed' from various other works all bound together with lashings of swash-bucle and high-jinx. Much dark fun.
"Ulysses Quicksilver, agent of the crown, jumps into a time vortex pursuing Daniel Dashwood, a madman bent on sharing modern technology with Hitlerís forces and changing history to suit his evil ends. Rewind several decades, to the time of the Second Great War, to Darmstadt. The Nazis are battling the steampunk empire of Magna Britannia, cooking up necrotic super-soldiers in the gothic towers of Castle Frankenstein. In the forests outside the castle, other forces are gathering. Ulyssesí father is there, proving that dashing good looks and a talent for swashbuckling adventures run in the family, and wondering why his British masters have partnered him with weakling scientist Dr. Jekyll. The ladies of the Monstrous Regiment are also there to help, but there may be other gothic monsters in the hills..."