The Rise & Fall of the Swell Mob of the Seven Dials

11-sikes---hand-ammo-closeup-death-by-ray-g-An epic steampunk novel by J.E.F. Rose available now

Deep in the bastion of Wellus House, the international manufacturer of gunpowder ammunition and weapons of mass destruction, lies the Babbage computer, projecting a new business opportunity occurring in the USA between 1860 and 1865. A Civil War will erupt resulting in a projection of 3 million users of weapons and 3 million casualties of weapons. This will result in huge profits for Wellus House if they can develop their latest prototype weapon in time. The Wellus House Prototype Ray Gun causing death in 5 minutes! Death by spontaneous combustion!

6-morlock-6-ceo-preparing-to-give-sales-pitchCan the infamous Victorian master thief Bill Sikes exploit the resources of Fagin, the Godfather of the Swell Mobs of the 7 Dials, to break into the bastion of the morlocks before his illicit love affair with Ms. Maylie is discovered by murderously jealous Nancy?

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Professor Rose is a historian and archeologist of Zendula. After an illustrious career as a self admitted second tier scholar he retired. Then like so many academics he turned to writing of a more creative bend which combines his love of Zendulan history with fiction and art. He is determined to fictionalized the key eras of the history of Zendula from the moment of mythic creation to the modern day. Let’s hope his health holds out! Prof Rose is 63 years old and a widower. Prof Rose presently lives in The Havens which is the capital of Zendula.