Viola Carr was born in a strange and distant land, but wandered into darkest London one foggy October evening and never found her way out. She now devours countless history books and dictates fantastical novels by gaslight, accompanied by classical music and the snores of her slumbering cat. She is the author of The Diabolical Miss Hyde.
In this third dazzlingly complex installment of the Electric Empire series, Carr expands her otherworldly historical setting impressively, and provides her two heroines with a marvelous opportunity to grow...this book pushes the bounds of reality without losing its interest or credibility. Indeed, these daring twists make the book a success. Best of all, Carr honors the spirit of both her heroines in this story, providing plenty of insight along with the action. -- RT Book Reviews Carr's knack for atmospheric storytelling and fast pacing keeps things rocketing along toward an explosive, bloody resolution, and the dueling voices of Eliza and Lizzie give the tale a unique set of perspectives. -- Publishers Weekly