The British empire was on the verge of revolution and at the centre of events are the Stuart sisters: Mary the Queen, and Anne the Queen-to-be, continually haunted by the memory of their father, James II, whom they have wronged.
1914. While battles rage across Europe, three empires - the Ottoman, the German and the British - fight for dominance in the Middle East. Kingdom Lock works for the British Intelligence Service known as the White Tab and has a mission in Persia. He must stop a German spy from inciting jihad and rebellion among the population and from seizing control of the precious oilfields. But to complete his task, the Australian-born Lock has not only to battle resentment and enemies on his own side, but to keep one step ahead of the war raging around him.
In June 1837, the 18-year-old Victoria wakes up to find that she is Queen of the most powerful nation in the world. Can this tiny girl prevail against the men who believe that women are too hysterical to rule? And what are the secrets behind her famously passionate relationship with her husband, Albert? From one of our greatest historical writers comes a new take on one of our most beloved monarchs... Victoria as you've never seen her before.