The Jackal’s House

Rafe Lancaster’s relationship with Gallowglass First Heir, Ned Winter, flourishes over the summer of 1900 following their adventures in the Britannic Imperium Museum, and deepens yet further when Rafe goes with Ned to Aegypt for the winter digging season,

In the world of the Imperium’s House politics where assassination is the tool of choice, it’s worrying that Rafe’s House, Stravaigor, is keen for him to go with Ned, because Stravaigor does nothing without an eye to the main chance. But when the team of archaeologists reaches Abydos to begin the dig, what follows has Rafe and Ned wondering if what they’re facing is divine opposition to the Temple of Seti being disturbed by infidels. Through all the events and rumors, the tricks and pranks that worsen into attacks and deaths, the figure of the Dog stalks across the Aegyptian desert bringing destruction in its wake. He who is upon his mountain, the Lord of Westerners, the Dog Who Swallows Millions… Anubis has many titles and appears to be returning to Abydos to reclaim his own. Can Rafe and Ned stand against the god when the life of Ned’s young son is on the line and when the extent of House Stravaigor’s plots have a devastating impact on Rafe himself?






The Lancaster’s Luck series is set in a steampunk world where, in 1900, the eight powerful Convocation Houses are the de facto rulers of the Britannic Imperium. In this world of politics and assassins, a world powered by luminiferous aether and phlogiston, and where aeroships fill the skies, Captain Rafe Lancaster, late of Her Majesty’s Imperial AeroForce, buys a coffee house in one of the little streets near the Britannic Museum in Bloomsbury.

So begins the steampunk-coffee house adventure/mystery m/m romance.

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