On the Back
|The Adventuress of Henrietta
On February 9, 1783, a funeral was held in the tunnels at the
dead heart of London. It was the funeral of a warrior and a conjurer, a paladin
and an oracle, the last of an ancient breed who¹d once stood between the
Earth and the bloodiest of its nightmares.
was Scarlette. Part courtesan, part sorceress, this is her history: the part
she played in the Siege of Henrietta Street, and the sacrifice she made in the
defence of her world.
In the year leading up to that funeral, something
raw and primal ate its way through human society, from the streets of
pre-Revolutionary Paris to the slave-states of America. Something that only the
eighteenth century could have summoned, and against which the only line of
defence was a bordello in Covent Garden.
there was Scarlette's accomplice, the 'elemental champion' who stood alongside
her in the final battle. The one they called The Doctor.