The Princess Thieves
At the same time as the first four adventures are taking place the people of England have also been dealing with the upheaval of the world in their own way. They also have new visitors to contend with. In 1873 an enormous doorway between realms opened up in the north of London and on the other side was a parallel British Isles named Britannica.
This place was home to two new races, the short, stubborn, Duart and the hulking, green-skinned Akka. What they brought with them when they stepped through to aid us and settle in our damaged country was an army of tough firecasters to see off our monster problem and a class system that humans fit roughly in the middle of.
In the week this story takes place, Gwendoline, the last remaining family member of Britain’s royal Saxe-Coburg bloodline is preparing to be married to the Duart lord; Aaron of Britannica.
Before that happens the young princess will be going on the adventure of a lifetime, through the dangerous, filthy streets of London, through the doorway between worlds and beyond.
Part of the shared universe of New Century, a saga set across many worlds with each story constituting a piece of the grand mosaic.
The Princess Thieves will be available on Kindle and in paperback form, Winter 2016. You can buy the first four adventures in audio book form on Bandcamp, read them on Kindle and paperback and listen to new episodes of The Princess Thieves every week on the podcast.
The Princess Thieves audio drama stars Theo Leigh, Laureta Sela, Alex Shaw, Matt Wardle, Spencer Leeb, Maureen Foley and Sharon Shaw. Music by Kevin MacLeod. Written, directed, edited and produced by Alex Shaw.
The podcast feed, as well as being home to weekly episodes of each new story contains all the Making-Of materials and conversations between Alex and the cast of the audio drama.
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New Century Phase 1: The Cartographer’s Handbook/Secret Rooms/Tiger’s Eye/Arlington/The Princess Thieves/SteamHeart.
New Century Phase 2: Iron Maiden/Western Wild/Tiger Song/Wendigos/Books 11 & 12 titles to be revealed.
New Century Phase 3: Coming in 2020.