The Jackal’s House

Something is stalking the Aegyptian night and endangering the archaeologists excavating the mysterious temple ruins in Abydos. But is it a vengeful ancient spirit or a very modern conspiracy…

Rafe Lancaster’s relationship with Gallowglass First Heir, Ned Winter, flourishes over the summer of 1900, and when Rafe’s House encourages him to join Ned’s next archaeological expedition, he sees a chance for it to deepen further. Since all the Houses of the Britannic Imperium, Rafe’s included, view assassination as a convenient solution to most problems, he packs his aether pistol—just in case.

Trouble finds them in Abydos. Rafe and Ned begin to wonder if they’re facing opposition to the Temple of Seti being disturbed. What begins as tricks and pranks escalates to attacks and death, while the figure of the Dog—the jackal-headed god Anubis, ruler of death—casts a long shadow over the desert sands. Destruction follows in his wake as he returns to reclaim his place in Abydos. Can Rafe and Ned stand against both the god and House plots when the life of Ned’s son is on the line?




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Butler complicates and expands the steampunk world of her wildly inventive Lancaster’s Luck series … a complex and swift-moving adventure with plenty of arch humor, and a charming romance with two sharp-witted and intrepid gentlemen explorers.  Romantic Times


… a beautifully written love story that is bursting with style and talent. This story is so good, so well done that adequate words are hard to find.  Chez Shay Online Reviews


… just outstanding entertainment and a grand read! If you love suspense, mystery, romance, and a story full of intrigue and great world building, well, this is the one for you… the characterization is superb, the plots tight and deeply layered and the suspense off the charts. And the love and romance matches it all.  Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words Reviews


…totally a 5 star read…only because they tell me that’s all the stars I can give it, otherwise there’d be a hella’ lot more of them up there at the top of this review.  My Fiction Nook Reviews


… so interesting and engaging and I just couldn’t turn the pages fast enough to find out what was going to happen next. And while I guessed some of it, the rest was mindblowing! Anna Butler’s writing is stellar, the imagery is very vivid and the characters are fantastic. Even if you don’t like historical books or steampunk, this is a series that you shouldn’t miss! Bayou Book Junkie reviews


The world building in this series is fabulous… The action scenes are well written, and had me on the edge of my seat. .. I’d highly recommend The Jackal’s House to readers who enjoy steampunk with a good dollop of mystery and adventure, and interesting, likeable characters. More please. Drops Of Ink


I was bowled over by the story…  I am fascinated in the idea of historical science fiction settings and Anna Butler has created an amazing AU with her Lancaster Luck series… There is just so much packed into this story that I don’t even really know where to begin without doing spoilers so I’ll just say this: I loved it, there is just no more simpler way to express it. Padme’s Library



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 Aero Corps, 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.

To find out more about Rafe’s world, use the Lancaster’s Luck drop-down menu above.



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