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Sparrow Falling

Sparrow Falling
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  • Number: 9781781083826
  • Release: 2016-07-26
  • Author: Gaie Sebold
  • Genre: Sci-Fi / Fantasy
  • Tags: * Fantasy
  • Publisher: Solaris
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Master spy, former con-artist, Eveline Duchen returns in adventure set in a world of steam and magic.

Eveline Sparrow (formerly Duchen) hopes to put her past experiences as a thief and con-artist to more legitimate use; which is why some of the girls at her Sparrow School receive private lessons in burglary, fakery, and other such underhand practices. 

But it’s hard to get honest work when few businesses will employ young ladies in the security professions.  The duns are at the doorstep, her friend Liu the half-fox-spirit is in some sort of trouble, and the rivalries of the Folk are in danger of overspilling into the mundane world and forcing the Empire into a bloody and horrifying war.  Can Eveline pull things out of the mire this time, or will the Sparrow’s wings be clipped once and for all?


Shanghai Sparrow

Shanghai Sparrow
  • Number: 9781781081853
  • Release: 2014-04-29
  • Author: Gaie Sebold
  • Genre: Sci-Fi / Fantasy
  • Tags: Steampunk, * Science Fiction
  • Publisher: Solaris
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Shanghai Sparrow is a Far Eastern steampunk tale of espionage, distant empires and thrilling exploits, with a dynamic heroine.

Eveline Duchen is a thief and con-artist, surviving day by day on the streets of London, where the glittering spires of progress rise on the straining backs of the poor and disenfranchised. Where the Folk, the otherworldly children of fairy tales and legends, have all but withdrawn from the smoke of the furnaces and the clamour of iron.

Caught in an act of deception by the implacable Mr Holmforth, Evvie is offered a stark choice: transportation to the colonies, or an education – and utter commitment to Her Majesty’s Service – at Miss Cairngrim’s harsh school for female spies.

But on the decadent streets of Shanghai, where the corruption of the Empire is laid bare, Holmforth is about to make a devil’s bargain, and Eveline’s choices could change the future of two worlds...


Dangerous Gifts - A Babylon Steel Novel

Dangerous Gifts
  • Number: 9781781080801
  • Release: 2013-01-29
  • Author: Gaie Sebold
  • Genre: Sci-Fi / Fantasy
  • Tags: * Fantasy
  • Publisher: Solaris
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Babylon Steel, former avatar of the goddess of sex and war, currently owner of the Scarlet Lantern, has been offered a job as bodyguard to Enthemmerlee, the latest candidate for the Council of Incandress. But Incandress is on the verge of civil war and Enthemmerlee represents the hopes, and fears, of its population. She is also a prime target for assassination.

Before things get better, they are going get worse.

The stunning follow up to Babylon Steel.

Babylon Steel, former avatar of the goddess of sex and war, currently owner of the Scarlet Lantern, the best brothel on Scalentine, city of portals, has been offered a job; as bodyguard to Enthemmerlee, the latest candidate for the Council of Incandress; and as spy for the Diplomatic Section, the barely-acknowledged government of Scalentine.

She doesn’t want it. Incandress is on the verge of civil war. Enthemmerlee represents the hopes or fears of a large portion of its population and is a prime target for assassination. And on Scalentine racial tensions and economic stresses are boiling up, with Babylon’s lover, Chief Bitternut, trying to keep the lid on.

But circumstances conspire to send her to Incandress. There, what with attempting to turn Enthemmerlee’s useless household guard into a disciplined fighting force, dodging the Moral Statutes, the unwilling presence of a very annoyed member of the Diplomatic Section and the need to keep both herself and her client alive, things become rather too interesting. And that’s before Babylon realises that the situation is far worse than she thought, and is driven to a choice that will have far-reaching consequences…

The stunning follow up to Babylon Steel.


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