I started this site because I wanted a place to talk about historical parallels in the politics, society and other aspects of the series ‘Shadows of the Apt’ by Adrian Tchaikovsky. I was inspired in large part by the excellent Game of Thrones blog Race for the Iron Throne, and hope to do something similar for another great fantasy series.

I studied history at university, though I anticipate the areas I focused on will not be that pertinent for this project. As such, you can consider me an enthusiastic amateur. Thoughts, debate or recommended reading on the comparisons I make are always welcome. I look forward to learning heaps in this project!