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The Electric River
  • A sharp critique of colonialism
  • A tribute to the classics of literature and popular culture: Rimbaud, Zola, Irène Adler…
  • A rich, humorous, and action-packed universe, rendered in a spirited style
Victor Fleury, Vincent Longrive
The Electric River
(Le Fleuve Electrique)
Type
Fantasy
Word count
100,000
All rights available

Heart of Darkness meets Around the World in Eighty Days

1892. Under the reign of Napoleon IV, the French Electric Empire sets out to conquer Africa. Thanks to France's technological prowess, its colonization of land and people quickly brings it to the heart of the continent. But devastating waves of electricity suddenly sweep down the River Congo, spreading death and threatening the triumphant advance of the Europeans.

Two special agents, a black colonial army officer who has been rejected by his own people, and a softie journalist as pious as he is careerist, are assigned to travel up the river to discover the origin of the disaster. They are soon confronted with the brutality of colonialism and the horrors of the jungle.

  • A sharp critique of colonialism
  • A tribute to the classics of literature and popular culture: Rimbaud, Zola, Irène Adler…
  • A rich, humorous, and action-packed universe, rendered in a spirited style

About the author

Victor Fleury
Victor Fleury  is often to be found in a café in Lyon, writing or remaking the world with friends. He loves everything that is strange, hidden or forgotten, and is fascinated by fantasy literature. His novel L’Empire Électrique was nominated for the Grand Prix de l’Imaginaire...
Vincent Longrive
Vincent Longrive loves poetry as much as he does adventure, and divides his time between the countryside, the city and travel, always with a good book at hand.