John Farnley, reluctant Lord and Peer, agrees to fly Professor Entwistle and Miss Sylvia Armley on their expedition, for the usual fees. It was planned as a straightforward trip to Sudan searching under the Saharan sky for obscure Nubian pyramids where they would hopefully unearth new archaeological remains.
But first they find a desperate woman, a dying man, and the ominous threat of mercenaries left leaderless after the recent colonial wars, mercenaries who are also interested in the treasures that might be hidden within the pyramids. And what could this have to do with the stories of djinn?
Trapped by an aether storm that left their aether flyer powerless, the companions work desperately to find out the secrets of the pyramids as the threat of the mercenaries grows.
Could this have anything to do with the forbidden knowledge of Hammerhand’s creation? Will the courage of John Farnley, the knowledge of Professor Entwistle, and the sharpshooting skills of Sylvia Armley save them? Or will it be the secret locked in the bronze figures?
I was so looking forward to reading this book after reading Out of the London Mist which I really enjoyed. This one was even better and I could not fault anything about it. The story carries on from Out of the London Mist so I suggest reading that one before this one as you get more of a back story and get to know all the characters also its just a fantastic read too. In this story we see some of the characters making their way to Sudan where they go on an epic journey. Trust me when I say you won’t want to put it down, I read it in a day and now want more. Lyssa is such a good story teller that you want to become involved in the story, she is a very good writer too. I look forward to her next book.
I received an ARC copy of this book for an honest review.
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