By Emma Jane Holloway
In a Victorian period governed through a council of ruthless steam barons, mechanical energy is the genuine monarch and sorcery the demon enemy of the Empire. however, the main coveted weapon is magic which could run machines—something Evelina has secretly mastered. yet instead of making her fortune, her distinctive abilities might suggest dying or an eternity as a visitor of Her Majesty’s mystery laboratories. What’s a well mannered younger woman to do yet brain her manners and pray she’s by no means discovered out?
yet then there’s that homicide. As Sherlock Holmes’s niece, Evelina might be capable of finding the solutions, yet she has much to profit. And the 1st selection she has to make is whether or not to belief the good-looking, smart rake who makes her breath come swifter, or the speeding trick rider who could dare something for her if she may simply simply ask.
Praise for A learn in Silks
“This ebook has near to every thing: magic, machines, secret, mayhem, and all of the possibility one expects whilst people’s loves and fears collide. I can’t wait to come to the area of Evelina Cooper!”—Kevin Hearne, New York Times bestselling writer of The Iron Druid Chronicles
“As Sherlock Holmes’s niece, investigating homicide whereas navigating the complex shoals of Society—and romance—in another Victorian England, Evelina Cooper is an enthralling addition to the canon.”—Jacqueline Carey, New York Times bestselling writer of the Kushiel’s Legacy series
“Holloway takes us for rather a trip, as her plot snakes via an alternative Victorian England choked with intrigue, romance, homicide, and tiny sandwiches. jam-packed with either thrills and frills.”—Nicole Peeler, writer of the Jane actual series
“A learn in Silks is an enthralling, adventurous experience with a heroine who's either shrewdpermanent and gifted. The brushes with the Sherlock Holmes mythos merely upload to the thrill of this story, and readers are sure to fall in love with Evelina and the London she inhabits.”—Philippa Ballantine, writer of Geist
“In A research in Silks, Emma Jane Holloway has created a superb reimagining of the Sherlock Holmes mythos set in a late-Victorian Britain governed via nefarious commercial titans known as steam barons. Holloway’s shrewdpermanent writing, recognition to element, and elegant characters forge a desirable global that mixes brass-plated steampunk expertise with magic. by means of turns a coming-of-age tale, a gas-lamp mystery, and a fantastic magical myth, A learn in Silks is the greatest novel of an writer to watch.”—Susan Griffith, writer of the Vampire Empire series
“Holloway stuffs her event with an abundance of characters and concepts and fills her heroine with abilities and graces, all inside of a enjoyable, brisk narrative.”—Publishers Weekly
“Splendid . . . The characters are completely captivating and the worldbuilding is first-rate.”—RT publication experiences (four stars)
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A Study in Silks (The Baskerville Affair Book 1) by Emma Jane Holloway