Series of Aether
Middle child in the family of six children, she’s still the middle child as she one of twins born in the third ‘batch’. She’s independent, curious and intelligent. Which means she is uncomfortable with the restrictions of Victorian England, and the expectations her family put on her. The one thing they can’t control is who she choices to be friends with. Ever grateful to live in an age of wonder, making friends with Professor Richards was a boon, and his teaching really opened her eyes to the science of Aether. Aetheric power is one of the greatest wonders, the possibilities seem endless, so why wouldn’t she explore them?
Lord Fotheringham, the Fifth Earl of Umbria is a man of duty and honour, finds his life as constricting as the starched collars his valet sometimes ties deliberately too tight. He takes his role in the House of Lords very seriously; he takes everything seriously, too seriously. Including wedding vows and a marriage, a wife he can’t abide, but can’t leave either. His only pleasures in life are the few true friends he has. Friends like Professor Richards, and why not his interesting young protégée?
DI Dean Jenson
Detective Inspector Dean Jenson. He’s got through life by being the dutiful, diligent; becoming a policeman was a natural choice. When called to Belgravia Square because some slip of a girl thinks that a man who died of natural causes has been murdered, why wouldn’t he go?