Expedition to the Mountains of the Moon (#3)

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It is 1863, but not the one it should be. Time has veered wildly off course, and now the first moves are being made that will lead to a devastating world war and the fall of the British Empire.

Caught in a tangled web of cause, effect, and inevitability, little does Burton realize that the stakes are far higher than even he suspects. A final confrontation comes in the mist-shrouded Mountains of the Moon, in war- torn Africa of 1914, and in Green Park, London, where, in the year 1840, Burton must face the man responsible for altering time: Spring Heeled Jack! 


“This isn’t just a book for steampunk enthusiasts, though they will certainly enjoy this work [...] It will also entertain anyone interested in a pair of characters as fun as Sherlock and Watson.”

Portland Book Review

“Hodder, with an encyclopedic grasp of period detail, tellingly brings these disparate, oddly familiar yet eerily different worlds to fecund life. Enthralling, dizzying and as impressive as they come.”

Kirkus, starred review

“The […] cognitive dissonance, relativism, and rapid obsolescence feel more slipstream than steampunk. Hard SF fans may get impatient, but everyone else will be well entertained.”

Publishers Weekly

Awards & Accolades


Sidewise Award Finalist: “Alternate History”