The Ripper Affair

By Lilith Saintcrow (Trade Paperback, 2014)
Sorcery. Treason. Madness. And, of course, murder most foul...

A shattering accident places Archibald Clare, mentath in the service of Britannia, in the care of Emma Bannon, sorceress Prime. Clare needs a measure of calm to repair his faculties of Logic and Reason. Without them, he is not his best. At all.

Unfortunately, calm and rest will not be found. There is a killer hiding in the sorcerous steam-hells of Londinium, murdering poor women of a certain reputation. A handful of frails murdered on cold autumn nights would make no difference...but the killings echo in the highest circles, and threaten to bring the Empire down in smoking ruins.

Once more Emma Bannon is pressed into service; once more Archibald Clare is determined to aid her. The secrets between these two old friends may give an ambitious sorcerer the means to bring down the Crown. And there is still no way to reliably find a hansom when one needs it most.

The game is afoot...
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    • Price: $15.00 US/$17.00 CAN

    • ISBN-13: 9780316183727

    • On Sale Date: 08/19/2014

    • Publisher: Orbit

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Sorcery. Treason. Madness. And, of course, murder most foul...

A shattering accident places Archibald Clare, mentath in the service of Britannia, in the care of Emma Bannon, sorceress Prime. Clare needs a measure of calm to repair his faculties of Logic and Reason. Without them, he is not his best. At all.

Unfortunately, calm and rest will not be found. There is a killer hiding in the sorcerous steam-hells of Londinium, murdering poor women of a certain reputation. A handful of frails murdered on cold autumn nights would make no difference...but the killings echo in the highest circles, and threaten to bring the Empire down in smoking ruins.

Once more Emma Bannon is pressed into service; once more Archibald Clare is determined to aid her. The secrets between these two old friends may give an ambitious sorcerer the means to bring down the Crown. And there is still no way to reliably find a hansom when one needs it most.

The game is afoot...

Lilith Saintcrow was born in New Mexico, bounced around the world as an Air Force brat, and fell in love with writing when she was ten years old. She currently lives in Vancouver, WA. Find out more at www.lilithsaintcrow.com.
  • " Saintcrow scores a hit with this terrific Steampunk series that rockets through a Britain-that-wasn't with magic and industrial mayhem with a firm nod to Holmes.  Genius and a rocking good time." (Patricia Briggs on The Iron Wyrm Affair).

  • " Saintcrow scores a hit with this terrific Steampunk series that rockets through a Britain-that-wasn't with magic and industrial mayhem with a firm nod to Holmes.  Genius and a rocking good time." (Patricia Briggs).

  • "Saintcrow melds a complex magic system with a subtle but effective steampunk society, adds fully-fleshed and complicated characters, and delivers a clever and highly engaging mystery that kept me turning pages, fascinated to the very end." (Laura Anne Gilman on The Iron Wyrm Affair).

  • "Saintcrow melds a complex magic system with a subtle but effective steampunk society, adds fully-fleshed and complicated characters, and delivers a clever and highly engaging mystery that kept me turning pages, fascinated to the very end." (Laura Anne Gilman).

  • "Innovative world building, powerful steam punk, master storyteller at her best.  Don't miss this one....She's fabulous. " (Christine Feehan on The Iron Wyrm Affair).

  • "Innovative world building, powerful steam punk, master storyteller at her best.  Don't miss this one....She's fabulous. " (Christine Feehan).

  • "Lilith Saintcrow spins a world of deadly magic, grand adventure, and fast-paced intrigue through the clattering streets of a maze-like mechanized Londonium. The Iron Wyrm Affair is a fantastic mix of action, steam, and mystery dredged in dark magic with a hint of romance.  Loved it!  Do not miss this wonderful addition to the steampunk genre." (Devon Monk on The Iron Wyrm Affair).

  • "Lilith Saintcrow spins a world of deadly magic, grand adventure, and fast-paced intrigue through the clattering streets of a maze-like mechanized Londonium. The Iron Wyrm Affair is a fantastic mix of action, steam, and mystery dredged in dark magic with a hint of romance.  Loved it!  Do not miss this wonderful addition to the steampunk genre." (Devon Monk).

  • "Lilith Saintcrow's foray into steampunk plunges the reader into a Victorian England rife with magic and menace, where clockwork horses pace the cobbled streets, dragons rule the ironworks, and it will take a sorceress' discipline and a logician's powers of deduction to unravel a bloody conspiracy."  (Jacqueline Carey).

  • "Lilith Saintcrow's foray into steampunk plunges the reader into a Victorian England rife with magic and menace, where clockwork horses pace the cobbled streets, dragons rule the ironworks, and it will take a sorceress' discipline and a logician's powers of deduction to unravel a bloody conspiracy."  (Jacqueline Carey on The Iron Wyrm Affair).

  • "This isn't just fantasy with cogs stuck on. A really good read."  (SFX on The Iron Wyrm Affair).

  • "Sensual writing, intricate plotting, and sympathetically quirky, satisfyingly competent characters make this series one to watch." (Publishers Weekly on The Iron Wyrm Affair).

  • "The Iron Wyrm Affair is not just a detective novel, blending urban fantasy with steampunk to delve into politics, economics and the monarchy, creating an alternative history of magic, a Prussian capacitor and a fire-breathing dragon...there's plenty to look forward to in Bannon and Clare's next adventure." (SciFi Now (UK) on The Iron Wyrm Affair).

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The Ripper Affair
  • Publisher: Orbit
  • Price: $15.00 US/$17.00 CAN
  • Pages: 416
  • Physical Dimensions: 5-1/2" x 8-1/4"
  • ISBN-13: 9780316183727
  • On Sale Date: 08/19/2014
The Ripper Affair