Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine, and is a fun way to share upcoming books that you’re excited about. I was happy to see a cover on this particular book, the third in a series that I’ve really enjoyed:
You’d have to be mad to steal from the feared International Patent Office. But that’s what Elizabeth Barnabus is about to try. A one-time enemy from the circus has persuaded her to attempt a heist that will be the ultimate conjuring trick.
Hidden in the vaults of the Patent Court in London lie secrets that could shake the very pillars of the Gas-Lit Empire. All that stands in Elizabeth’s way are the agents of the Patent Office, a Duke’s private army and the mysterious Custodian of Marvels.
Rod Duncan returns with the climactic volume of the Fall of the Gas-Lit Empire, the breathtaking alternate history series that began with the Philip K Dick Award-nominated The Bullet-Catcher’s Daughter.
The Custodian of Marvels (Fall of the Gas-Lit Empire #3) by Rod Duncan releases in February 2016 from Angry Robot. I’ll admit I didn’t love the second book in the series, but I have high hopes for this conclusion. I do love the character of Elizabeth Barnabus, a cross-dressing private detective trying to survive in a world where women have very little say in how they live. The fact that this is a heist story sounds like this will be a hell of a conclusion! Have you started this series yet?