Dark magic enshrouds Victorian London and New York, prompting Her Majesty to authorize the creation of Special Branch Division Omega. The secret agency, comprised of scholars, scientists, magicians, assassins, and a traveling circus, investigates and combats supernatural forces of darkness while seeking the Eterna compound, believed to be the key to immortality.
Award-winning author Leanna Renee “Hieber’s formidable imagination is given free rein in this smart, boundlessly creative gaslamp fantasy. She blends historical fact and paranormal fiction with ease, creating a world that is lush and fascinatingly strange.”—RT Book Reviews (on The Eterna Files)
Leanna Renee Hieber brings readers up to date on the latest novel in her Victorian X-Filesesque series. Learn what gaslamp fantasy is and why the Victorian era is relevant to our own with a writer who brings it to life in her books and even in her dress.
Leanna Renee Hieber helped create the gaslamp fantasy subgenre with her first novel, The Strangely Beautiful Tale of Miss Percy Parker, which won two Prism Awards for RWA's Fantasy, Futuristic, & Paranormal Chapter. A talented actress and singer who has been seen on stage and screen, Hieber can also sometimes be spotted leading ghost tours of New York City's Central Park. Her first YA novel, Darker Still was a Scholastic Highly Recommended Title, an INDIE NEXT selection, and a finalist for the Daphne du Maurier Award. Her books from Tor include The Eterna Files, first an historical urban fantasy/gaslamp fantasy series, and the author's preferred edition of Strangely Beautiful, which contains The Strangely Beautiful Tale of Miss Percy Parker and The Darkly Luminous Fight for Persephone Parker, united as the single novel the author originally intended, revised and with the addition of several new scenes. Hieber grew up in Ohio and now lives in the New York City area.