In 1880 the captain and crew of a steam-powered British starship must battle a deliciously despicable villain, rescue the kidnapped Queen of England and thwart an alien invasion from outer space. Can Star Captain Demetrius Cogswell, Ship's Telepath Lady Elidora Thistle and the crew of the HMS Perseverance save England, Earth and the rest of the solar system?
Gary Alan Ruse is the author of Houndstooth, A Game of Titans, The Gods of Cerus Major, Morlac: The Quest of the Green Magician, The Cross of St. Anne, Murder in Deer Park, Aggie & Agent X and other works.
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Perseverance Triumphant! begins with 86-year-old Nikola Tesla's scientific breakthrough: time travel. After he activates the device, the reader is shifted to Victorian London -- not as it was, but after Tesla's intervention. There we meet Demetrius Cogswell, starship captain of the Royal Stellar Fleet in the year 1880. Along with Lady Elidora Thistle, an Esper Agent, Captain Cogswell discovers Queen Victoria is in great danger. Can Baron Zeigfried Von Zoltoff be involved? This is an imaginative adventure filled with gadgets and cinematic action. Gary Alan Ruse's writing is crisp and clear, bringing glorious Steampunk vistas to life. A great story from a true fan of the Steampunk genre.