After five years exile in high in the mountains of Nepal, Doctor Daedalus Krane, engineer, master craftsman, polymath and member of the fabled secret society 'X', returns.
Traversing India in his workshop the airship Helios with his latest commission a fantastical clockwork automata he barely recognises the world he left. The Indian subcontinent is succumbing to the advances of sweeping desert sands, huge electrical storms rage over Europe, and vast swathes of the Pacific Ocean have disappeared under pack ice.
Following an audacious attack on the Helios, Krane, his pilot Florence 'Flo' Braithwaite and unruly bulldog Mayhem are drawn into a sinister plot that takes them to the four corners of the globe in search of an evil cult and the shadowy criminal, the mysterious Minos.
But soon Flo begins to question the investigation. Who is the enigmatic Krane? Why does he seem to know so much about their enemies plans? What is the strange design emblazoned across his chest that exerts such a hold over her?
Cover design-'Moar Airship'. Image by Cara Packwood.