Friday Favourite: The Lazarus Gate
New desk editor Cat Camacho has just finished reading the first novel in Mark A. Latham's Apollonium Case Files series, set in the heart of a Victorian London which hides some dreadful secrets...
Cat says: This was published before I joined Titan, but as I'm about to edit the sequel, The Iscariot Sanction, due out in September this year, I thought I'd better get caught up with the series background, and I was hooked from the very first page! This is a gripping historical fantasy from a writer who knows everything there is to know about his era.
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.