The national bestselling author of Infinity Bell returns to her “fresh and unique”* world where the truce between the ruling Houses has shattered and chaos now reigns. Only one woman has the power to save the world—but she could also destroy it. . . .
Matilda Case never thought of herself as a hero. But because she is galvanized—and nearly immortal in her stitched, endlessly healing body—she doesn’t have much of a choice. Even if she doesn’t want to save the world, she’s the only one capable of traveling in time to do so.
But her rescue attempt hasn’t gone as planned. She’s stuck in an alternate universe, and her world is in danger of disappearing. Worst of all, an unfathomably powerful man who can also travel through history doesn’t want her to put things to rights. He’s willing to wage bloody war to stop Matilda, unless she surrenders control of time to him.
Now, with the minutes ticking, Matilda must make impossible decisions, knowing that one wrong choice will destroy her—and any chance of saving everything she loves. . . .
*A Book Obsession
The third installment of Monk's House Immortal series (after Infinity Bell) finds many familiar faces taking on vastly different roles, forcing heroine Matilda Case one of the immortal galvanized, who has now been stitched into another woman's body even farther out of her comfort zone. In a postapocalyptic urban science fantasy world where neither death nor taxes is guaranteed, Matilda lives by a code of passionate loyalty to those she calls family. After saving the world in one time line, she is transported to another, where plagues ravage the land. At first, Miranda finds it difficult to adapt to life, being mistaken for the woman whose body she was stitched into. Even after saving billions of lives, she still has to stop a madman from taking over the world all while grappling with her attraction to love interest Abraham. Monk makes every word count, from the easy-flowing dialogue to the chapter notes. Fraught with chilling action and heartbreaking choices, the story has both a ring of finality and a vague sense of something missing, and the mostly satisfying climax still lacks an element that would elevate an already excellent story to greatness.