The Eterna Files

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The Eterna Files

By Leanna Renee Hieber

Tor Books, Hardcover, 9780765336743, 320pp.

Publication Date: February 10, 2015


Welcome to "The Eterna Files, " written by Leanna Renee Hieber, "the brightest new star in literature"(

London, 1882: Queen Victoria appoints Harold Spire of the Metropolitan Police to Special Branch Division Omega. Omega is to secretly investigate paranormal and supernatural events and persons. Spire, a skeptic driven to protect the helpless and see justice done, is the perfect man to lead the department, which employs scholars and scientists, assassins and con men, and a traveling circus. Spire's chief researcher is Rose Everhart, who believes fervently that there is more to the world than can be seen by mortal eyes.

Their first mission: find the Eterna Compound, which grants immortality. Catastrophe destroyed the hidden laboratory in New York City where Eterna was developed, but the Queen is convinced someone escaped and has a sample of Eterna.

Also searching for Eterna is an American, Clara Templeton, who helped start the project after the assassination of Abraham Lincoln nearly destroyed her nation. Haunted by the ghost of her beloved, she is determined that the Eterna Compound and the immortality it will convey will be controlled by the United States, not Great Britain.

About the Author
Leanna Renne Hieber""helped create the gaslamp fantasy subgenre with her first novel, "The Strangely Beautiful Tale of Miss Percy Parker", which won two Prism Awards for RWA's Fantasy, Futuristic, & Paranormal Chapter. A talented actress and singer who has been seen on stage and screen, Hieber can also sometimes be spotted leading ghost tours of New York City's Central Park. Her first YA novel, "Darker Still" was a Scholastic Highly Recommended Title, an INDIE NEXT selection, and a finalist for the Daphne du Maurier Award. Her books from Tor include "The Eterna Files", first an historical urban fantasy/gaslamp fantasy series, and the author's preferred edition of "Strangely Beautiful", which contains "The Strangely Beautiful Tale of Miss Percy Parker "and "The Darkly Luminous Fight for Persephone Parker", united as the single novel the author originally intended, revised and with the addition of several new scenes. Hieber grew up in Ohio and now lives in the New York City area.