Magnificent. My only complaint is that there is no third book published to immediately dive back into this wonderful world.
The cast of already fascinating characters is enriched by the addition of the first great literary vampire and her lover, another vampire by the name of Lucy. The arrival of the only person to ever outwit the great Sherlock Holmes and a modest servant with the ability to cloud minds to name a few.
These cast of characters are matched by a rollicking story of a scientific world on the cusp of change which threatens a world of cold, cruel experimentation where the costs of discovery out way and consideration of others, or at least the monsters we will create have some say over how they or others choose to live their lives