The Infernal Aether (First Draft)
"In the Fifteenth Century, the Aether held the universe together. In the Nineteenth Century, it just might tear it apart."
This is the first draft, posted exclusively on Wattpad. The final version, edited and funded via an Indiegogo campaign is now available on Amazon - http://amzn.com/B00QO5K8VQ.
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Augustus Merriwether Potts is an itinerant writer who has squandered the bulk of a sizable inheritance and come to rest in the raucous melancholy of Victorian London's dismal East End. Having failed to achieve any prominence as a writer, his prospects fading, Augustus dulls the pain with the earthy pleasures of taverns, fallen women, and laudanum. His older brother Maxwell, though aloof and often disagreeable, reluctantly renders support and ultimately draws the puckish Augustus into his unnerving investigations into the supernatural. An inventor of sorts, Maxwell has begun to harness the unfathomable mystic power of Aether, the fabled Fifth Element. Soon, a chance encounter with an extraordinary stranger called N'yotsu will touch off a breathtaking series of remarkable events, revealing a bizarre realm of malevolent power and unlocking the secrets of that dark quintessence: The Infernal Aether.