Explorer Sir Richard Francis Burton and poet Algernon Swinburne return in a new series of wildly imaginative steampunk adventures.
A former BBC writer, editor, journalist and Web producer, Mark Hodder has worked in all the new and traditional medias. He was based in London for most of his working life until 2008, when he relocated to Valencia in Spain.
Exquisite prose, exceptional characters and worldbuilding, and a
rollicking good adventure to boot ... A must read -- George
Serious literary fun as Mark Hodder vaults to the front of the new steampunk writers pack. Elaborately researched and name-checked, THE SECRET OF ABDU EL YEZDI races Victorian explorer Sir Richard Burton through a diabolically baffling maze of historical possiblities -- plus there's corsets and airships. Hard to imagine any lover of alternate British empires not being thoroughly amazed and entertained * K.W. Jeter *
Great fun, thought-provoking, highly literate and beautifully written * Daily Mail *