Pax Britannia: Unnatural History, by Jonathan Green, is a creative novel involving an alternate reality.
Missing for a year and presumed dead, Ulysses Quicksilver returns home and is immediately asked to investigate a murder at the Natural History Museum. And Quicksilver is also asked by a young woman to look into the disappearance of her father, who disappeared the night of the murder. But when an incident at the London Zoo results in the release of several dangerous prehistoric creatures, Quicksilver finds himself facing a conspiracy that threatens the entire Magna Britannia empire.
Set in an alternate reality where Magna Britannia is the dominate nation in the world, Ulysses Quicksilver is the Sherlock Holmes for its 20th century. Clever and resourceful, Quicksilver is a fun and fascinating character. I look forward to reading his further adventures. The story is exciting and action-packed, with a couple unpredictable twists and is incredibly well-written. I could hardly put it down, and finished the book eager to read the next in the series.
Alternate history and science fiction fans alike should enjoy this highly entertaining novel from Abaddon Books.