1865. Former slave and active abolitionist Harriet Tubman is on a mission from one John Wilkes Booth to rescue Booth's daughter Margaret from kidnappers demanding a ransom. With her incredible fighting skills, the little girl is rescued in no time. But Harriet has a new problem: Margaret has never heard of Booth and claims her father is Edwin M. Stanton instead.
Soon after, Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by the treacherous Booth, and Harriet's life becomes a lot more complicated when Secretary of War Stanton comes looking for her, convinced that Harriet kidnapped Margaret, and bringing a squad of superpowered assassins to take Harriet down. Harriet has superpowers of her own though, and her fantastic allies are more than willing to lend her a hand.
One of the first stories of what author Balogun Ojetade calls Steamfunk, SteamPunk from an African / African-American perspective. Currently consists of two novellas, ''Kings'' and ''Judges'', with more planned.
!!This novel provides examples of:
* AlternateHistory: The US (and presumably the rest of the world) has SteamPunk technology, FunctionalMagic, werewolves, and [[OurZombiesAreDifferent ghuls]].
* BodySurf: The Gift of [[spoiler:John Brown, allowing him to survive in John Wilkes Booth's body long after his hanging in 1859, in turn leaving Booth when he's no longer useful]].
* CoolAirship: Baas Bello's ''Nefertiti''.
* EvilBrit: Mr. Enthwhistle, one of Stanton's hunters.
* GadgeteerGenius: Baas Bello. It's said his Gift is simply knowing how to build ''anything''.
* GaslampFantasy: The SteamPunk machines are specifically created by combining magic with machinery.
* HistoricalBadassUpgrade: In a series full of historical figures, only a few avoid this trope, namely Lincoln, his friends and family with him when he's assassinated, Andrew Johnson, and Fredrick Douglas ([[spoiler:although the real Douglas has yet to appear]]).
* HistoricalHeroUpgrade: Harriet Tubman, now with a HealingFactor, lethal fighting skills, and a MasterOfIllusion.
* HistoricalVillainUpgrade: Take your pick! We've got Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton, actor John Wilkes Booth, chemist Louis Pasteur (a physician in this world instead), voodoo queen Marie Laveau, [[spoiler:inventor Benjamin Banneker, abolitionist John Brown]]...
* NeverMessWithGranny: Mama Maybelle, a villainous example. She ''tears the limbs'' off innocents hiding in a church for getting in her way.
* StealthPun: ''Warrior-One'', a subterranean locomotive commissioned by Lincoln that can travel undetected anywhere in the US, making it a ''literal'' underground railroad[[note]]The real Underground Railroad was a network of hidden paths and safe houses for escaped slaves.[[/note]].