James P. Blaylock was mentored by Philip K. Dick, along with K.W. Jeter and Tim Powers, and is regarded as one of the founding fathers of modern steampunk. Winner of two World Fantasy Awards and a Philip K. Dick Award, he is director of the Creative Writing Conservatory at the Orange County School of the Arts and a professor at Chapman University, where he has taught for 20 years.
"The book was very readable and I enjoyed the secondaries and the villain greatly" - Sci Fi Pulse
"Blaylock crafts rich characters and intertwines them in a bravo story that packs plenty into 400 pages." - Blood Shed "Hideous murders, kidnappings and abductions, hair-raising close calls and ingenious escapes." - Michael Collings