London, 1890. Captain John Hardwick, an embittered army veteran and opium addict, is released from captivity in Burma and returns home, only to be recruited by a mysterious gentlemen’s club to combat a supernatural threat to the British Empire.
This is the tale of a secret war between parallel universes, between reality and the supernatural; a war waged relentlessly by an elite group of agents; unsung heroes, whose efforts can never be acknowledged, but by whose sacrifice we are all kept safe.
This started with John returning from Burma. A former solider suffering from PTSD since he had been tortured and was now addicted to opium. Yeah, it was not good to be John.
The setting was Victorian London. A very nice setting for a mystery if I may add.
And the story is about John getting a new job, a case to work and sets out to solve a mystery.
A nice normal historical mystery.
Paranormal things going on you say? Poppycock. John seconds that.
*read a bit more* Right, I should have trusted that blurb. Balderdash. There is no things like that.
No, this Victorian mystery just turned weird. And by weird I mean weeeird. There is more things under the heavens than you and I know. John gets beaten, finds an unknown world. Meets new friends, and that mystery is a slippery one. He does question everything and even I turned whaat? another time- Sure threw me a surprise there.
So it is a paranormal mystery, and there is an ending. One crisis is averted, but more seems to be coming. Victorian London is not safe.
Paperback, 400 pages
Published September 29th 2015 by Titan Books
The Apollonian Case Files #1
Historical paranormal mystery