||Driven from China by the Boxers, explorer Alcide Trémalet
chances upon a secret futuristic city created in the 18th century by French
Protestants fleeing persecution. This New Paris, or "Mysteryville,"
has mastered the use of sound and light. But will his arrival trigger
a civil war with those who seek to rejoin, and perhaps conquer, the outside
world and those who wish to preserve their isolation?
Mysteryville (1905) is one of Jules Lermina's most original novels.
This book also includes his macabre classic story Twice Dead (1895).
Cover by Vincent Laik
Published by Black Coat Press in 2010