The Aylesford Skull by James P. Blaylock


James P. Blaylock is back with all new Langdon St. Ives adventure after a twenty-year absence.  “The Aylesford Skull” takes us to Victorian England 1883 where scientist/explorer Langdon St. Ives and villain Dr. Ignacio Narbondo will face off again.

Langdon St. Ives is now living in Aylesford with his wife Alice and two kids – Eddie and Cleo, while unbeknownst to them, Dr. Ignacio Narbondo is setting his plans into motion by pirating a ship in nearby Egypt Bay and grave robbing in Aylesford.  A mysterious man from the past appears to Langdon and finally tells him of Narbondo’s past and his plan to open a portal to the dead.  The villain decides to kidnap Langdon’s son – 4 year old Eddie.  The action begins as Langdon now races off to London to save his son and stop Narbondo’s portal to the dead from opening.

If you enjoy Victorian-style novels, Steampunk fantasy, and magic, this retro-Steampunk novel is right up your alley.  And if you enjoyed this introduction to Langdon St. Ives Steampunk universe, then you might want to a look at Titan Books re-issuing of Blaylock’s first two Langdon St. Ives book – Homunculus and Lord Kelvin’s Machine.


Paperback:  The Aylesford Skull

Author:  James P. Blaylock

Publisher:  Titan Books

MSRP:  $14.95USD

Available:  January 25, 2013

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