A rising body count.
A deadly creature.
A boy who inherits the mother of all monster problems.
Bookish and sickly Rob Stevenson knows he can't kill the monster terrorizing his village alone so he sets out to hire Scotland's best hunter.
Fire-breathing, trigger-happy Cat Mornay is hardly Rob's idea of a hero.
But her kill list is impressive.
If her past encounter with this monster shows what she can do, then she's the perfect hunter for the job.
But can Cat kill a creature who is faster, stronger, and growing smarter every day?
An unlikely friendship.
A gas-lit adventure in a world of dazzling magic, underworld crime, and mythical beasts.
And the hunt of a century...
Welcome to the Golden Age of Monsters.
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A Wonderful Gothic Ride Through Victorian Scotland
Let's talk about what makes an amazing read. Great pacing. Great plot. Engaging characters with a lot of depth—who you can actually relate to. And a few clever twists and turns thrown in. This book has all of that, and then some.
Now, my taste in books is similar to my taste in music. Varied and eclectic. And while something with a little variety, something a little different from the usual, may turn some people off, it's what makes this book right up my alley. It has a little bit of everything. Fantasy. Horror. Romance. And a few moments that I won't share. Don't want to ruin the surprises or any of the fantastic plot.
That said, this is not a book that will appeal to everyone. If you're a diehard fantasy fan, this is not a book for you. Yes, it has alternative history elements, but it's not something deep into the genre like The Man in the High Castle. And if you're looking for a Highland romantic fling (yes, this book is mostly set in Scotland), you won't find Jamie Fraser or any other dashing men in kilts here.
Those of you who enjoy a good gothic horror with a touch of suspense, a bit of romance, and a lot of action, however, are in for a treat. This is a page-turner with some great cliffhangers and some scenes that will let your emotions run wild. I'm anxiously awaiting Teresa Yea's next masterpiece. If it's anything like her debut book, it should be a great read.