King Perceval Astel is the very aging king of a country he helped to become great. But now it is the blacken end of a grimy industrial era and he does not recognize his own capital city. He worries how history will judge his regime which both helped push Zendula into the elite club of Great Divergence Superpowers but has also left behind a legacy of industrial brutalization and broken dreams. He hopes Eald and Mayor Black Theri Anthrope can push through his proposed Perceval Social Reforms over the opposition of the Robber Barons and the Morlocks. But his legacy might only be the grand Underground Train Network. Alas, he knows something about that Wyvern lurking in the moldering 2nd Age sewers which the brand new and ultra modern 4th Age urban train engineers don’t know about. And the aging king is also afraid that the road to hell, ie the underground railroad, is paved in good intentions. To be exact: his decision in 1857 to allow Muslim ‘refugees’ to come to Zendula. Those ‘refugees’ are now radicalizing —- dangerously.
J.E.F. Rose wrote an 8-book series about the adventures of Crown Prince Rudolph. Each book covers a historic part of his life as well as uncovers undisclosed adventures never before revealed including exciting steampunk and paranormal adventures. Here on this page you can view illustrations from the books.