For Alan Shaw, escaping the workhouse was only the beginning of the adventure.
For an orphan growing up alone on the streets of Victorian London, staying alive is a daily battle, filled with choices a child should never have to make.
This is Alan’s lot in life, until he is offered more money than he can imagine; enough to take him to the new world to begin a new life. He only has to complete one task; something that could bring the British Empire to its knees.
In a series of adventures that take him from sea to sky, from Brighton to Bombay, Alan grows up in a steam-driven era where Automatons walk the streets of London and dirigibles master the air.
Pitted against mad alchemists, tentacled submersibles, bomb-wielding saboteurs and the apocalyptic army of the Ordo Fenris, Alan has his work cut out for him. With a past as dark as his, who knows what Alan might grow up to be.
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Author: Craig Hallam
Release Date: September 2014
Format: eBook (MOBI & ePUB)
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Craig has a real knack for working out which sense to draw on to convey a scene quickly. Plots bound along at a cheerful pace, characters are always rounded enough to engage, disaster is narrowly avoided. If you want to balance wild escapism with the option of dwelling on the implications, Alan Shaw is a very good read.
– Nimue Brown, author of Hopeless, Maine
Hallam puts so much into his writing and certainly produces entertaining and believable characters as well as thrilling plot lines. If you like adventure, fantasy or the Steampunk genre then Alan Shaw is a truly brilliant read.
– Occasionally Adulting
the reader the option to be carried along by the roller-coaster of a plot, with all of its unexpected twists and turns, enchanted by all the elements which make up a good and eminently readable yarn. Alternatively, the book can also be experienced as thought-provoking. Hallam wisely leaves the choice up to you. I hope my enjoyment of this story shone through, and I recommend this read without reservations.