Return to national bestselling author Devon Monk's heartpounding House Immortal series, where eleven powerful Houses control the world and all its resources. But now, the treaty between them has been broken, and no one—not even the immortal galvanized—is safe....
Matilda Case isn’t normal. Normal people aren’t stitched together, inhumanly strong, and ageless, as she and the other galvanized are. Normal people’s bodies don’t hold the secret to immortality—something the powerful Houses will kill to possess. And normal people don’t know that they’re going to die in a few days.
Matilda’s fight to protect the people she loves triggered a chaotic war between the Houses and shattered the world’s peace. On the run, she must find a way to stop the repeat of the ancient time experiment that gifted her and the other galvanized with immortality. Because this time, it will destroy her and everything she holds dear.
Caught in a cat-and-mouse game of lies, betrayal, and unseen foes, Matilda must fight to save the world from utter destruction. But time itself is her enemy, and every second brings her one step closer to disaster....
Grit and adrenaline drive the action-filled, romance-tinged second novel in Monk's House Immortal SF/fantasy series (after House Immortal). Matilda Case is one of the 13 immortals called the galvanized. She and her brother, Quentin, are working on ensuring that Abraham Seventh, a fellow galvanized, regains his health even as they're all on the run from the various Houses, thanks to complex and dastardly political machinations with long-reaching effects. While attempting to remain free, Matilda and her family (both by blood and by choice) must race against time to prevent genocide on a global scale. Continuous action makes for a roller-coaster effect, as the myriad twists and turns of politics and time-travel slam together. Each sentence is crafted for maximum impact, with exquisite storytelling and relatable, emotional characters. There are more than enough loose ends to ensure continued readership for future installments.