Paris, 1889: The world is on the cusp of industry and power, and the Exposition Universelle has breathed new life into the streets and dredged up ancient secrets. In this city, no one keeps tabs on secrets better than treasure-hunter and wealthy hotelier, Séverin Montagnet-Alarie. But when the all-powerful society, the Order of Babel, seeks him out for help, Séverin is offered a treasure that he never imagined: his true inheritance. To find the ancient artifact the Order seeks, Séverin will need help from his crew: an engineer with a debt to pay, a historian who can’t yet go home, a dancer with no identity, and a brother in all but blood, who might care too much. Together, they’ll have to use their wits and knowledge to find the artifact through the dark and glittering heart of Paris. What they find might change the world, but only if they can stay alive.