What if there were a parallel universe in which a 10th-century queen created an undefeatable empire on the island of Australia? What if the Continental Congress couldn't resolve the issue of slavery and the United States never came to be? What if Napoleon conquered Germany and never gave it up? What if a charming sociopath with a flair for fashion and a stubborn inability to die wrecked havoc upon the world? What if a mysterious illness came from nowhere and killed thousands of people in the capital of Cascadia? What if a young girl grew up in a world she didn't belong, with a power she didn't understand? This is the Universe of the Empire of Australia. Welcome.