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y separately published work icon The Pyramids of London single work   novel   fantasy   young adult  
Is part of The Trifold Age Andrea K. Höst , 2015 series - author novel (number 1 in series)
Issue Details: First known date: 2015... 2015 The Pyramids of London
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'In a world where lightning sustained the Roman Empire, and Egypt's vampiric god-kings spread their influence through medicine and good weather, tiny Prytennia's fortunes are rising with the ships that have made her undisputed ruler of the air. But the peace of recent decades is under threat. Rome's automaton-driven wealth is waning along with the New Republic's supply of power crystals, while Sweden uses fear of Rome to add to her Protectorates. And Prytennia is under attack from the wind itself. Relentless daily blasts destroy crops, buildings, and lives, and neither the weather vampires nor Prytennia's Trifold Goddess have been able to find a way to stop them.

With events so grand scouring the horizon, the deaths of Eiliff and Aedric Tenning raise little interest. The official verdict is accident: two careless automaton makers, killed by their own construct. The Tenning children and Aedric's sister, Arianne, know this cannot be true. Nothing will stop their search for what really happened. Not even if, to follow the first clue, Aunt Arianne must sell herself to a vampire.'

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  • Steampunk note: These stories of this series are set in a dramatically different alternate history universe - that is, the points of divergence are far larger and earlier that is typically found in alternate history steampunk. The presence of magic creates further divergence, but plays well with the more traditionally steampunk elements of the story, such as inventors and inventions, advanced yet anachronistic technology, and the concerns of imperial power.

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    • Bass Hill, Bankstown area, Sydney Southwest, Sydney, New South Wales,: Andrea K. Höst , 2015 .
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      • Published: 28th February 2015
      ISBN: 9780987265197
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