By Megan Shepherd
With thought from Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, this breathless end to the Madman's Daughter trilogy—perfect for fanatics of Libba Bray—explores the issues we'll sacrifice to save lots of these we adore . . . even our personal humanity.
After killing the boys who attempted to scouse borrow her father's learn, Juliet—along with Montgomery, Lucy, Balthazar, and a deathly unwell Edward—has escaped to a distant property at the Scottish moors. Owned via the enigmatic Elizabeth von Stein, the mansion is stuffed with mysteries and unexplained oddities: lifeless our bodies within the basement, mystery passages, and fortune-tellers who appear to recognize Juliet's secrets and techniques. notwithstanding apparently to be a secure haven, Juliet fears new risks can be current in the manor's personal walls.
Then she uncovers the reality in regards to the manor's lengthy background of medical experimentation—and her personal meant position in it—which forces her to figure out the place the road falls among correct and flawed, existence and demise, magic and technology, and offers and secrets and techniques. Juliet needs to make a decision if she'll stick to her father's darkish footsteps or her mother's tragic ones—or make her personal.
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She said, ‘I’m not sure if I can help, Doctor Edwards. ’ ‘I’m looking for Professor Edwards. ’ She smiled. ’ 38 She went away into another office and came back carrying a book. ‘This lists the holders of chairs in geography in all United States universities,’ she said. I opened it and almost groaned aloud. The universities were listed alphabetically, but not the professors; I’d have to go through the whole thing entry by entry. ’ ‘Oh yes, I’ve looked. He’s not listed. Of course, it could be an error—’ her tone said it couldn’t, not in a million years it couldn’t; errors didn’t happen here and they knew all their Fellows like they knew the longitude of Greenwich, but a look at her face told me she thought she was humouring a nut.
I was attacked by a man with a knife this morning, then chased all over New York by a bunch of characters who were quite determined to kill me. When I got to Professor Ward’s house and found him, they came after me with guns. ’ I pulled up the cuff of my trouser and showed her the dressing on my leg. It didn’t look any too good. ’ I pulled the paper out of my pocket and handed it to her. ’ She shook her head. ’ ‘That much I know. ’ Her eyes widened. ’ ‘Quite sure. ’ ‘I don’t know what I think. ’ ‘It’s an academic paper, I think,’ she said.
He was—’ She stopped. ’ ‘Like hell it doesn’t matter. ’ ‘Nothing, Doctor Edwards. ’ She was trying to hide it, but she was worried. My intensity had communicated itself, twanged some chord of concern in her mind. ’ CHAPTER FIVE Something very heavy bounced inside my stomach, and I looked at her, watching that clear brow cloud over. ’ She nodded. ’ She shook her head. ‘I can’t remember his doing it before. Professor Ward—’ Her voice died away. ’ I demanded. She said, ‘He’s … sort of precise. ’ She was giving me a picture of a pedant and she corrected it hurriedly, chin up.
A Cold Legacy (The Madman's Daughter, Book 3) by Megan Shepherd