About The Cryptic Branch
1900. Great Britain is the heartland of the greatest empire the world has ever seen. It is also a country of extremes — of wealth and poverty, of crime and punishment, of pragmatism and imagination, of overt power and hidden intrigues. And somewhere in this vast totality, clever ruthless men will stop at nothing to realize their ends…
Arthur Lock, recently returned from military service in India, and Peggy Lock, Arthur’s newly orphaned niece, become unwillingly entangled in a conspiracy that could re-shape the world. What connects the theft of Peggy’s father’s research notebooks in Ireland with the disappearance of two gifted children in London? As Arthur and Peggy investigate, they come up against forces they cannot combat alone…
The Cryptic Branch is a historical SF serial that will be published in weekly episodes through 2023 (Season 1).
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