I love collecting details about the world I’m creating. For instance, although the steampunk world of 1899/1900 Londinium isn’t quite the London of the same time period—for a start it has airships and aether-powered guns—it’s quite firmly rooted in its period. What matters there is the detail: everything from utilising real gay haunts to mentioning real racehorses and jockeys to the sort of politicking that led up to WW1 in 1914. Similarly, every location in Aegypt is real–the temples, the Osireion, the villages–and real people, such as Howard Carter, make brief appearances.

In this section you’ll find some of those details if you’re interested in delving a little deeper into the world of Rafe Lancaster and Ned Winter. Follow the links below or use the drop down menu in the bar at the top of the page to navigate your way around.  Enjoy!

General background stuff to the Lancaster’s Luck series:

The Britannic Imperium: The Houses

House Dress


Street Map: Bloomsbury, Londinium 
(showing the location of the Lancaster’s Luck coffee house)

Steampunk Glossary


Background stuff specific to The Gilded Scarab:

Floorplan Of The Britannic Imperium Museum


Background stuff specific to The Jackal’s House:

Map of Abydos, Aegypt

Artwork: Ned and Rafe by Elin Gregory