Hired by a wealthy American, Cyrus Darian sets off on his first misadventure to find the mysterious and powerful Technomicron.
With his colleagues and friends – adventure-seeking inventor Sir Miles Hardwick, and a demon trapped in human form – Darian must traverse the poisonous London fog to expose the conspiracy behind the London Turbines.
What mysteries will Darian unearth in his determined search, and how many women will his philandering ways take advantage of …?
Welcome to the Misadventures of Cyrus Darian: alchemist, hedonist, philanderer and anti-hero.
‘A very good book in the steampunk genre’ – Wired
‘You will surely be missing a Steampunk gem if you ignore this book!’ – Theresa Derwin
Winner of the Victorian Steampunk Society Award for Best Novel
262pp. B-format paperback novel.
Published October 2017
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Raven Dane is a UK based author of dark fantasy, steampunk novels and horror short stories. Her first books were the dark fantasy Legacy of the Dark Kind trilogy, Blood Tears, Blood Lament and Blood Alliance. These were followed by a High Fantasy spoof, The Unwise Woman of Fuggis Mire. Her steampunk novels so far are the award winning Cyrus Darian and the Technomicron and sequel Cyrus Darian and the Ghastly Horde. A third title, Cyrus Darian and the Fiery Fate is coming soon. She has had many short stories published, including one in a celebration of forty years of the British Fantasy Society and in international horror anthologies. These have included Tales of the Lake 2, alongside Richard Chizmar, Ramsey Campbell, Tim Lebbon and the late Jack Ketchum. She also had a story in Frightmare – Women Write Horror which was shortlisted for a Stoker award in 2017. She has appeared in two international lists of best female horror writers. In 2013, she was signed up by Telos Publishing for her collection of Victorian ghost stories, Absinthe and Arsenic and in 2015, the alternative history/ supernatural novel, Death’s Dark Wings.