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ETERNA AND OMEGA
Leanna Renee Hieber’s gaslamp fantasy series that began with The Eterna Files continues, and the action ramps up in this second installment.
In New York City, fearing the dangers of the Eterna Compound—supposedly the key to immortality—Clara Templeton buries information vital to its creation. The ghost of her clandestine lover is desperate to tell her she is wrong, but though she is a clairvoyant, she cannot hear him.
In London, Harold Spire plans to send his team of assassins, magicians, mediums, and other rogue talents to New York City, in an attempt to obtain Eterna for Her Royal Majesty, Queen Victoria. He stays behind to help Scotland Yard track down a network of body snatchers and occultists, but he’ll miss his second-in-command, Rose Everhart, whose gentle exterior masks a steel spine.
Rose’s skepticism about the supernatural has been shattered since she joined Spire’s Omega Branch. Meeting Clara is like looking into a strange mirror: both women are orphans, each is concealing a paranormal ability, and each has a powerful and attractive guardian who has secrets of his own.
The hidden occult power that menaces both England and America continues to grow. Far from being dangerous, Eterna may hold the key to humanity’s salvation.
Leanna Renee Hieber’s first novel, The Strangely Beautiful Tale of Miss Percy Parker, is a foundation work of gaslamp fantasy and the winner of two Prism Awards. Hieber has been a finalist for the Daphne Du Maurier Award. Rarely seen out of Victorian garb, Hieber often appears at conventions, bookstores, and library events. Her travel schedule and other news can be found at Leannareneehieber.com
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Praise for Eterna and Omega:
“The second installment in Hieber’s Victorian fantasy series (after The Eterna Files) continues the romp through the occult and supernatural… Hieber creates an intriguing supernatural underworld, with the late 19th century providing an engaging backdrop for scandals and dangers.” —Publishers Weekly
Praise for The Eterna Files:
“Hieber’s formidable imagination is given free reign in this smart, boundlessly creative gaslamp fantasy. She blends historical fact and paranormal fiction with ease, creating a world that is lush and fascinatingly strange, and reveals her secrets sparingly, keeping fans on edge for more information about these intriguingly powerful characters and the ties that bind them together. Patient readers will be well rewarded for letting this haunting novel unfold around them and savoring the expansive world and complex plot that Hieber has constructed.” —RT Book Reviews
“Hieber has a knack for creating authentic Victorian atmosphere and colorful personalities that will keep readers coming back for more.” —Publishers Weekly
“Hieber (Strangely Beautiful) has a good feel for her time period, and the premise of Victorian spies certainly has appeal.” —Library Journal
“Hieber carves out a chillingly reimagined Gilded Age in careful detail.” —Kirkus
“Rich in conceits as anything from Alan Moore, Hieber’s novel mixes action and the emotional lives of its characters into a fascinating stew. Anyone who enjoyed Paul Cornell’s London Falling will certainly cozy up to Hieber’s parallel depiction of questioning savants and heroes versus the forces of anarchy and despair.” ―Paul Di Filippo in Asimov’s Science Fiction on Eterna Files
“Extremely descriptive; the supernatural plot is intriguing. A rainbow of characters, from the guilt-ridden to the intellectual to the satirical, will have readers chomping at the bit for more.” —Suspense Magazine
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