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Department of Curiosities, The

For the good of the Empire.

Publisher: Kraken Publishing
Year of Publication: 2023
Book type: Novel | Series
Age: YA (12-18)
Genre: Fantasy
Sub Genre: Adventure · Alternate History · Historical Fiction · Steampunk · Victorian
Language: English
“A splendiferously splendid tale of adventure among the high teas. Karen spins a great yarn, its light when it needs to be light, dark when it needs to be dark, funny and absurd but always believably so. At its core, it’s a fun read about a resourceful young lady in an armoured corset… If, as I very much suspect, they [the rest of the series] are as well written, as entertaining, as delightfully absurd in all the best ways, and just as bloody good storytelling, then I can’t wait to read them. “
– Mark Hayes, The Passing Place
A steampunk adventure of heroines, mad scientists, traitors, and secrets. All for the good of the Empire.

Miss Matilda  Meriwether has a secret. Actually, she has several. One of them has shaped her adult life. Another now controls it.
Her Majesty Queen Victoria has control of the Empire. She is the Empire, and creator of its secrets.
Sir Avery works for The Department of Curiosities – the keepers of secrets – especially if they are useful to the Empire.
When Tillie finds herself in the employment of The Department of Curiosities, she realises this is the perfect opportunity to uncover the truth she has been searching for.
But the Queen has other plans for her.

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