By No More Storms DistrestA.J. Hall
By No More Storms Distrest is the thirteenth in a series of Queen of Gondal books and is a quasi-historical AU of the BBC Sherlock series set (more or less) in three fantasy kingdoms devised by the Bronte children. You might like to refer to their suggested reading order, family trees & series information.
On the eve of war, defying death, treachery and exile, John and Sherlock manage to snatch an hour alone together. And this time, there’s even a bed…
An Easter egg for the one I love.
Warnings: The author chooses not to warn.
Advisory: The time period is the late seventeenth century and readers should bear in mind that this saga contains the doings of a set of supremely dysfunctional more-or-less European Royal families steeped in the “divine right of kings” ideology of monarchy, filtered through an early nineteenth century Romantic/Gothick sensibility and then depicted using the freedom of expression afforded by the early twenty-first century internet.
Furthermore, if the Greek myths contemplated it, some member of the Royal houses of Gondal, Angria or Gaaldine has probably put it into practice somewhere.
Gentle reader, consider yourself advised accordingly.
As every, thanks to caulkhead for betaing.
The original central cover image is based upon a restored reproduction (by Citroen) of a ‘Ducula latrans’ or Barking Imperial Pigeon originally from a book by Joseph Smit (1836-1929) — ‘Report on the scientific results of the voyage of H.M.S. Challenger during the years 1873-76’. The fonts used in this book are from the Source Serif Pro font family by Frank Grießhammer.
The images and fonts were used under license detailed on their respective website pages at the date of this book publication.
As usual, Russ from shoes for industry designed the book cover, produced the books and compiled the on-line work.
The opinions, prejudices, faults and spelling herein are all my own work, and I apologise in advance for them.
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You might also like to consider other books set in the Sherlock fandom or read more books in the Queen of Gondal series.
- First Edition: 31st Mar 2013
- 2nd Edition: 12th Apr 2021
This work is created as a transformative work on a not-for-profit basis. All rights in the underlying properties are those of their respective holders.
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