By Dave Freer
The smallest factor can switch the trail of background.
The yr is 1976, and the British Empire nonetheless spans the globe. Coal drives the area, and the smog of it hangs thick over the canals of London.
Clara Calland is at the run. Hunted, together with her scientist mom, via Menshevik spies and Imperial infantrymen, they flee eire for London. they have to get away airships, treachery and seize. less than flooded London's canals they sign up for the rebels who reside within the dank tunnels there.
Tim Barnabas is among the less than humans, born to the key city of drowned London, position of anti-imperialist republicans and Irish rebels, a part of the freedom - the folks who could see a go back to older values and loose elections. Seeing no extra than his subsequent meal, Tim has employed on as a submariner at the Cuttlefish, a coal fired submarine that runs smuggled cargoes underneath the steamship patrols, to the citadel the US and past.
When the ravening Imperial soldiery comes, Clara and her mom are compelled to escape aboard the Cuttlefish. Hunted like beasts, the submarine and her team needs to adopt a determined voyage internationally, from the Faeroes to the Caribbean and at last around the Pacific to discover safeguard. yet merely Clara and Tim Barnabas can steer them previous treachery and catastrophe, to freedom in Westralia. Carried with them--a misplaced medical mystery that threatens the very center of Imperial energy.