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Evolution Expects (Pax Britannia Book 4) [Kindle Edition]

Jonathan Green
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In the heart of London a terrible metamorphosis is taking place... After more than 150 years as the supreme power on the planet, the British Empire has become a corpulent, stagnating monster. At its heart lies Londinium Maximum, a city under a near-permanent cloud of noxious Smog. More than ever, the realm of Magna Britannia needs a saviour – a man like new Prime Minister, Devlin Valentine. But while London prepares for the launch of the Jupiter Station there are those who want this longed-for change to come about more quickly, people who are prepared to give evolution a helping hand. When a deadly legacy returns, Ulysses Quicksilver  finds himself drawn into that pit of despair known as Bedlam. With a dangerous masked vigilante stalking the streets, a monster from Jewish myth on the loose in the East End and rival gangs fighting for control of the city’s underworld there may be nothing Ulysses can do to prevent a catastrophic metamorphosis! Pax Britannia is an exciting newscience fiction series, set on an alternative Earth where the British Empire still reigns and steam technology rules.

About the Author

Jonathan Green is a freelance writer. He writes science fiction and fantasy novels for adults, adventure gamebooks for children, and non-fiction books for all ages. He has written for various franchises, from Sonic the Hedgehog and Doctor Who, to books set within Games Workshop's Warhammer and Warhammer 40,000 game universes.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 641 KB
  • Print Length: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Abaddon Books; 1 Original edition (18 Sep 2009)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004SAEER8
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #142,415 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Jonathan Green is a freelance writer well known for his contributions to the Fighting Fantasy range of adventure gamebooks, as well as his novels set within Games Workshop's worlds of Warhammer and Warhammer 40,000, which include the Black Templars duology Crusade for Armageddon and Conquest of Armageddon.

He has written for such diverse properties as Sonic the Hedgehog, Doctor Who, Star Wars The Clone Wars and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. He is also the creator of the popular steampunk Pax Britannia line, published by Abaddon Books, and has an ever-increasing number of non-fiction books to his name. To keep up with what he is doing, go to www.jonathangreenauthor.blogspot.com.

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5.0 out of 5 stars I really enjoyed this... 6 Nov 2009
Format:Paperback
This is a perfect commute read - it's pacy, easy to dip in and out of and the level of description really enables you to lose yourself in the Steampunk world of Pax Britannia London. Love the 007 style light touches with the hot female assistant, Ulysses' one-liners and Nimrod the butler (who I imagine as Vince Cable?!...odd) but there's still a good level of dark and intense stuff there too. I was reminded of Watchmen in places, and that can only be a good thing. Mr Green's PAX BRITANNIA series is building nicely...
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4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Fun 1 Oct 2009
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This series from Jonathan Green is excellent! The first three books build a wonderfully strange, somewhat dystopian steampunk world.

I can highly recommend all the books in the series and can't wait to read them s each new one is published.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Villains and Vigilantes in London Town 15 Aug 2011
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Ulysses Quicksilver is in a fairly bad place at the start of his fourth adventure; for one thing, he's still got an ape arm! Things are going to get worse before they get better, though; an old enemy is finally ready to unleash his latest evil scheme.

As usual, Green throws everything he can into the mix, including a rash of mutating citizens, the launch of a floating weather station, and a visit to the vice queen of London. It all rattles along, and as ever Ulysses and Nimrod are an engaging duo.

What really gives this particular installment a kick is the introduction of the armored vigilante Spring-Heeled Jack. He makes a fascinating ally for our hero, and a running joke about him trying to come with a name is great.

So, more stirring stuff from Green and his great alternate universe, and what's more it moves the metaplot along in interesting directions.
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5.0 out of 5 stars What I've come to expect 15 Oct 2012
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Fast paced excitement from cover to cover. I love the world of Pax Britannia. Steampunk at its grungiest and yet I still wish I lived in Magna Britannia.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A perfect bit of escapism! 2 Oct 2009
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This book is just the tonic for a stressful day at work, the series is great to come home and relax with, I love it!
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