Preface to the modern edition
Colonel Septimus Stalwart Darrach deployed his experience and wisdom concerning Extra Ordinaries to effectual use in his seminal work. Drawing on years of involvement bringing these Extra Ordinary individuals to justice, Darrach compiled the definitive dossier of the nefarious elite criminals of the Nineteenth Century and the curious super human abilities they possessed. In the modern edition additional material has been inserted that will shed further light on the Extra Ordinary phenomenon. Not simply focusing on those who misused their gifts, this edition includes individuals who had some considerable impact upon this mysterious time in human history. These inclusions have only recently become available to the reading public and will provide a broader picture of Colonel Darrach and his work on behalf of Queen Victoria and all mankind.