A paranormal steampunk series set in Victorian England with a Jewish/Gypsy Magician who truly can do magic…for a price.
It’s 1891. Jack the Ripper appears to be on the prowl again on the seamy streets of London. Someone is eviscerating women and stealing their organs. But a far more sinister plot is afoot than murder. Leopold Kaszmer, the Great Conjurer, is a magician of Jewish/Gyspsy ancestry. Ashamed of both, he has styled himself as an English gentleman. Though he is an accomplished magician with sleight of hand skills and other feats of conjuring, he sets himself apart by his ability to summon the magical help of Eurynomos, a shrewd Jewish daemon, using ancient and powerful magic that he can only perform when Leopold has spilled his own blood. With the help of Raj, a tarot-reading automated man, Leopold plies his extraordinary skills on the London stage. After one of his assistants is brutally murdered, he goes in search of the killer. Helping or hindering him is the beautiful Special Inspector Mingli Zhao. Is she truly from the secret depths of Scotland Yard or is she a heartless murderess? In a breakneck chase through London’s streets, and fighting hand-to-wand high in the skies inside a lethal airship, Leopold must destroy the Order of the Valkyrie to defeat their plan for world domination, unmask the girl, and rescue his daemon friend Eurynomos from the deadly Daemon Device…all before the curtain rises for the next magic show.
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