Angry Robot Announces a New Gas-Lit Empire Novel, plus a Cover Reveal!

Angry Robot Books is delighted to announce the re-signing of Rod Duncan for a third book in the Gas-Lit Empire series, The Custodian of Marvels (April 2016), acquired from Ed Wilson of Johnson & Alcock.

The first in the series, The Bullet-Catcher’s Daughter, was released in September 2014 and has won the Leicester Writers’ Norman King Award as well as receiving rave reviews from readers and reviewers alike. Unseemly Science, the much anticipated second in the series, will be published in May 2015.

We have your exclusive first look at the cover of Unseemly Science, plus more details about The Custodian of Marvels below!

Here’s the cover for the second installment in the Gas-Lit Empire series, Unseemly Science, by artist Will Staehle, who also designed the cover for The Bullet-Catcher’s Daughter.

Unseemly Science Gaslit Empire Rod Duncan

Author Rod Duncan says of the acquistion of The Custodian of Marvels, the sequel to Unseemly Science:

“Being part of the Angry Robot family has been a joy, so I am delighted to be signing up with them for the third novel in the series. Significant secrets will be revealed in this book. I can also promise a daring crime. But this time it’s Elizabeth, our protagonist, who’s going to be committing it.”

Angry Robot publisher Marc Gascoigne adds:

“In Elizabeth Barnabus, as readers of The Bullet-Catcher’s Daughter have already discovered, Rod Duncan has created a wonderfully engaging and resourceful heroine, and in the Gas-Lit Empire a tremendous alternative version of English history. Angry Robot has Unseemly Science, its miraculous sequel, on our list for Spring 15 but we couldn’t leave the story there, so I’m delighted to have snapped up another installment, The Custodian of Marvels.

In The Custodian of Marvels, Elizabeth Barnabus is in hiding outside the borders of the Gas-Lit Empire. Her late father’s nemesis, the Duke of Northampton, is using all his influence to have her arrested and dragged back to the Kingdom. To fight back against him, Elizabeth will have to put her trust in that most dangerous of men, John Farthing, agent of the dreaded Patent Office.

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