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"We do not dabble with magic; we capture it, structure it and sell it."
So claim the powerful masters of the Honourable Company of Cunning. Operating from the forbidding island of the Convergence, their arcane works have reshaped society. Now a censor, a guardian of justice, has been murdered in their midst and a terrifying conspiracy will be revealed.
Miranda, one of the hundred adopted daughters of the Dowager Duchess, wants nothing more than to become a master of the cunning arts. Only a fool would doubt her genius, but never before has a woman been permitted to wield such power.
Jonathan faces ruin. The sails of his mill haven't turned since the Company diverted the winds of Bromwich to their advantage. He's always been a devout and law-abiding man. How far will he go to protect his family from destitution and the gangsters at his doorstep?
If Daniel, his brother, passes the tests to become a censor, maybe he could protect them. He might even get the chance to make amends for what happened to their sister. But in the real world, justice is elusive, and the damage of the past can rarely be undone.
This thrilling fusion of steampunk and fantasy creates a dark, baroque vision that harks back to 20th century masters like Tim Powers, Gene Wolfe and Jack Vance.
"The Censor's Hand is exquisitely crafted and a joy to read, brimming with originality, insightfulness, humour and a deep sense of foreboding. The dark and fantastical world that A.M. Steiner creates is completely gripping."
bound: 502 pages
publisher: Ptolemy Publishing UK (May 18, 2017)
filesize: 2270 KB