Synopses & Reviews
1864. London is a city in transition. The Constantine Afflictiona strange malady that kills some of its victims and physically transforms others into the opposite sexhas spread scandal and upheaval throughout society. Scientific marvels and disasters, such as clockwork courtesans, the alchemical fires of Whitechapel, electric carriages, and acidic monsters lurking in the Thames, have forever altered the face of the city.
Pembroke Pimm” Halliday is an aristocrat with an interest in criminology, who uses his keen powers of observation to assist the police or private individualsat least when hes sober enough to do so. Ellie Skyler, who hides her gender behind the byline E. Skye,” is an intrepid journalist driven by both passion and necessity to uncover the truth, no matter where it hides.
When Pimm and Skye stumble onto a dark plot that links the citys most notorious criminal overlord with the Queens new consort, famed scientist Sir Bertram Oswald, they soon find the forces of both high and low society arrayed against them. Can they save the city from the arcane machinations of one of historys most infamous monstersand uncover the shocking origin of . . .
THE CONSTANTINE AFFLICTION
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