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Madame Magdala has reinvented herself many times, trying to
escape Lord Byron's revenge. She destroyed the Transference
Engine Byron hopet to use to transfer his soulf into a more
perfect body and perpetuate his life eternally. A fanatical
cult of necromancers continues Byron's mission to force
Magdala and Byron's only legitimate child--Ada Lovelace--to
rebuild the machine and bring Byron back.
Magdala now bills herself as the bastard daughter of a Gypsy
King. She runs a fashionable London coffee salon and reading
room while living a flamboyant lifestyle at the edge of
polite society. Behind the scenes, she and Ada Byron King,
Countess of Lovelace, use the massive library stored at the
Bookview Cafe to track political and mercantile activity
around the world. They watch to make certain the cult of
necromancy surrounding Lord Byron, the poet king who
worshipped death, cannot bring him back to life.
On the eve of Queen Victoria's coronation in June of 1838,
rumors of an assassination attempt abound. Both the Bow
Street Runners and Magdala's army of guttersnipe spies seek
to discover the plot and the plotters. Who is behind the
mysterious black hot air balloon that shoots searing light
from a hidden cannon, and who or what is the target? And who
is kidnapping young girls from all walks of life?
Desperately, Magdala and her allies follow the clues,
certain that someone is building a new Transference Engine.
But is it to bring back the dead or destroy the living?v
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