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Holly Evernight belongs to a very special family of inventors. They have nobly served the Society for the Suppression of Supernaturals for generations. And Holly may have the most special creative powers of them all. But her skills are about to be tested as she tries to save the life of a half-man-half-machine whose clockwork heart is ticking down to the bitter end...
William Thorne was a rebel, a hired assassin for the SOS's greatest rival, before he was taken, tortured and transformed. Now his mind and soul battle with his body as he becomes less and less human. But the true fight for his humanity will be waged within his heart.
Callihan's dazzling fifth Darkest London historical paranormal is the best installment yet. Will Thorne has vowed revenge on the enemies who cursed him with uncontrollable madness, and he believes one of the culprits is reclusive Holly Evernight. Holly knows someone is trying to kill her, but doesn't know who. When Will shows up on Holly's doorstep, she thinks she's found the killer. After the misunderstandings are sorted out, Will turns into a reluctant protector, and the chemistry crackles. As they search desperately for the sources of their respective threats, their bond intensifies, but will they live long enough to enjoy it? Callihan throws in several thrilling twists while laying the framework for the next novel, and offers glimpses of the happy endings enjoyed by previous protagonists. This top-notch series just keeps getting better.