Wednesday, 7 July 2010

URBAN FANTASY REVIEW: Pax Britannia: Blood Royal - Jonathan Green


Magna Britannia bestrides the globe and the solar system beyond like a colossus. Yet its capital, Londinium Maximum, still flounders in the aftermath of the unprecedented catastrophe that has so recently befallen it. St. Paul's Cathedral entertains a new congregation, one driven by its own unholy creed, while a coldly clinical killer is carving a name for himself across the city - a name that has been whispered upon the streets of Whitechapel for over a hundred years. At the centre of all the death and destruction stands a seemingly innocent child.


As a huge fan of Jonathan’s Pax Britannia series (although I missed the last outing) I really can’t wait to get my teeth into a modern Victoriana Steampunk world where anything can happen. There’s tons of action, a wonderful turn of phrase and a principle protagonist that is technically a modern Flashheart to the masses. Great fun and backed up with a cracking overall story arc that really does make this series my favourite from Abaddon.

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