The Red Plague Affair by Lilith Saintcrow
(Bannon and Clare)

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The clunky writing made the book challenging to decipher and the story, once I uncovered it, was not worth the work.
-All About Romance


The service of Britannia is not for the faint of heart--or conscience...

Emma Bannon, Sorceress Prime in service to Queen Victrix, has a mission: to find the doctor who has created a powerful new weapon. Her friend, the mentath Archibald Clare, is only too happy to help. It will distract him from pursuing his nemesis, and besides, Clare is not as young as he used to be. A spot of Miss Bannon's excellent hospitality and her diverting company may be just what he needs.

Unfortunately, their quarry is a fanatic, and his poisonous discovery is just as dangerous to Britannia as to Her enemies. Now a single man has set Londinium ablaze, and Clare finds himself in the middle of distressing excitement, racing against time and theory to find a cure. Miss Bannon, of course, has troubles of her own, for the Queen's Consort Alberich is ill, and Her Majesty unhappy with Bannon's loyal service. And there is still no reliable way to find a hansom when one needs it most...

The game is afoot. And the Red Plague rises.

The fantastic follow-up to The Iron Wyrm Affair, set in an alternate Victorian world where magic has turned the Industrial Revolution on its head.

Bannon and Clare
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The Red Plague Affair
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Devil's Right Hand
Saint City Sinners
To Hell and Back

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Hunter's Prayer
Redemption Alley
Flesh Circus
Heaven's Spite
Angel Town

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The Bandit King
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About Lilith Saintcrow

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Lilith Saintcrow was born in New Mexico, bounced around the world as an Air Force brat, and fell in love with writing when she was ten years old. She currently lives in Vancouver, WA. Find out more at
Published May 21, 2013 by Orbit. 314 pages
Genres: History, Romance, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction, Horror. Fiction
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All About Romance

Below average
Reviewed by Caroline Russomanno on Aug 29 2013

The clunky writing made the book challenging to decipher and the story, once I uncovered it, was not worth the work.

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Above average
Reviewed by David Marshall on May 22 2013

This is an interesting book with an intriguing premise, but the author has made the strategic decision to focus on the narrative rather than the exploration of the ideas. As a result, we have a relatively simple tale told with great efficiency.

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