'''The Corsay Books''' are an as-yet uncompleted book series by Chris Braak. The first two novels, ''The Translated Man'' and ''Mr. Stitch'', are set in the city of Trowth - an AlternateUniverse version of VictorianLondon. They follow the adventures of Elijah Beckett, Elizabteth Skinner, and Valentine Vie-Gorgon. These three are members of the Coroners, a law enforcement group dedicated to fighting the dangerous and exotic sciences known as Heresies.

The overall aesthetic of the series can be described as [[Creator/HPLovecraft Lovecraftian]] SteamPunk, prominently featuring BodyHorror, EldritchAbomination, and fantastical technology made of brass. The world is closely realized, with intriguing details of Trowthi history and culture woven into the page-turner narrative.

A third novel, ''In Corsay'', is planned.

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!! These books provides examples of:
* AlienGeometries: How the Excelsior was supposed to work. Also the cause of [[spoiler:the titular translated man]].
* AlternateUniverse
* BlackAndGrayMorality: The Coroners' attitude of zero tolerance and summary execution is clearly oppressive, but may be justified given the dangerous nature of the Heretical Sciences.
* BlindWeaponmaster: [[spoiler:Skinner]]
* BunnyEarsLawyer: Valentine is quite eccentric by the standards of Trowthi society
* {{Determinator}}: Elijah Beckett, and - to a lesser extent - Elizabeth Skinner
* DisabilitySuperpower: The Knockers are blinded to focus their abilities of auditory clairvoyance.
* FantasticRacism
* {{Hallucinations}}: Induced by overdoses of the powerful narcotic Fang.
* HandicappedBadass: Skinner
* HostileWeather: The city of Trowth has this in spades, ranging from a Second Winter cold enough to kill an exposed person in moments to psychestorms, which drive anyone not sheltered by copper-plating ''insane''. This often proves an inconvenience.
* LayeredMetropolis: An architecturally improbable example rather like a [[Creator/HPLovecraft Lovecraftian]] {{Steampunk}} channeling-suicidal-amounts-of-PerdidoStreetStation version of [[StarWars Coruscant]], spurred on by an [[SillyReasonForWar architectural war.]] Yes, really, it all MakesSenseInContext. It started when one noble family built a tall, spindly tower with a view of the river, which offended another noble family who made a squat ugly tower in front of the tall spindly tower as an insult. It escalated into [[SeriousBusiness war]], until a new front opened up when one architect built bridges over a major thoroughfare that went through his property. Soon, people started building on top of the bridges, to the point that it became a massive, towering, constantly constructed city.
* JudgeJuryAndExecutioner: The Coroners' job description.
* KeepTheHomeFiresBurning: Skinner and Karine are only employed by the Coroners because most of the young men are away at war.
* LastNameBasis: Fitting given the quasi-Edwardian setting. Beckett and Skinner are almost always referred to by their last names. Curiously, however, Valentine goes by his first.
* MadScientist
* MasterSwordsman: Valentine, [[spoiler:Skinner]], and many members of the Trowthi aristocracy.
* NonIdleRich: Valentine Vie-Gorgon
* RevolversAreJustBetter: Beckett's enormous Feathersmith revolver, and Valentine's two pearl-handled revolvers.
* SillyReasonForWar: An ''architectural'' war at that, started because one noble family was insulted by a tower from another family that blocked their view.
* SwordCane: [[spoiler:Skinner has one]]
* VictorianLondon: Trowth is something of an AlternateUniverse version, albeit with more malevolent weather.
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