"Stunningly inventive ... a thought-provoking and thoroughly offbeat alternative history of the first world war." The Guardian
With the outbreak of war on the Continent, Erasmus Darwin finds himself caught up in a jingoistic fervour for which he feels no sympathy. Yet soon he is on the Western Front: frightened, appalled, and alone apart from a few pals who don't understand his pacifism.
Soon however he finds himself entangled in a secret mission the like of which has never been attempted, one which stretches his pacifism to the limit...
A unique and thought-provoking alternative history of the First World War from the author of Beautiful Intelligence and the Factory Girl trilogy.
The Factory Girl series:
"I would highly recommend this to any steampunk lover..." SFF World
"It's a fascinating book and I very much enjoyed it." Nimue Brown
"As the first in a series this novel is pretty special... a thoroughly enjoyable and interesting read." Goodreads
"Provides an exciting ride trhough a clockwork version of Edwardian England, leading to a conclusion that brings together the various themes in a satisfying way." Amazon
"This is all good thought provoking stuff, that I thoroughly enjoyed..." Goodreads
Cover by Tom Brown