In a 19th century unlike our own, the shadowy assassin known as the Bookman moves unseen. His weapons are books; his enemies are many. And when Orphan, a young man with a mysterious past, loses his love to the sinister machinations of the Bookman, Orphan would stop at nothing to bring her back from the dead.
In The Bookman
, World Fantasy Award winner Lavie Tidhar writes a love letter to books, and to the serial literature of the Victorian era: full of hair-breadth escapes and derring-dos, pirates and automatons, assassins and poets, a world in which real life authors mingle freely with their fictional creations - and where nothing is quite as it seems. New 2016 edition includes the novelette "Murder in the Cathedral". Discover, truthfully, what actually happened when Orphan visited Paris. File Under Steampunk
[Alternate Victorian London Reptilian royalty Diabolical anarchists Extraordinary adventure!]