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The Icarus Plot Issue Details: First known date: 2014... 2014
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'Ivana March runs a very special toy shop in the heart of Victorian London. The last person she expects to see enter it is an earl. Not that she has time to entertain him. Someone is stealing children, and the street kids whisper tales of a “Metal Man”. Ivana must find the monster, rescue the children, and if the earl really wants to help, he can come with her. Only, no one warned her she’d have to venture to places better left unexplored. A good thing, then, that the new Earl of Somer is a noted explorer. When the two of them join forces, what could possibly go wrong?'

Source: Publisher's blurb.


  • Steampunk note: in an alt.Victorian London, Ivana March runs a toyshop that is primarily a front for the distribution of labour-saving household devices and self-defense tools for women. Ivana's motivation is the violent murder of a school-friend by the young aristocrat who claimed to be courting her. The story also involves a 'Metal Man' who is abducting children: he turns out to be a veteran badly damaged in the war, whose trauma has given him an obsession with prosthetics, especially a desire for wings.
  • 'The Icarus Plot' follows a character who made her first appearance in 'The Lion and the Mouse'.
  • Other formats: E-book only.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

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      Jenny Schwartz ,
      2014 .
      This image has been sourced from online.
      Extent: 63p.p.
      • Published 30 December 2014.
Last amended 30 Jan 2017 13:15:52
  • London,
    United Kingdom (UK),
    Western Europe, Europe,
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