In a small village in early 19th Century young Eva is enthralled by the new young baron, Viktor Frankenstein. Viktor promises to transform the traditional little town into a beacon of science and gives the book loving Eva access to his fantastic library. Eva becomes his student and assists him in a secret experiment, though she is kept in the dark about its ultimate aim. Soon after that Viktor introduces Eva to his “cousin” Adam. Adam is horribly disfigured with stitches running across his face. Viktor claims he is mute and simpleminded, but Eva takes pity on him and sets out to teach him to speak.…
What follows is a combination of tragic romance and classic horror as Eva is pulled between Viktor, who grows jealous and takes murderous steps to ensure his secret, and Adam, who possess tremendous strength and rage yet deep inside is innocent and vulnerable.
In his debut fantasy novel, Michael J. Lee retells the classic story by Mary Shelley as a dark romance with steampunk overtones.
"I would highly recommend giving this a read, probably more than once, and if you love Frankenstein then this is an absolute must for your reading collection." Eric Swett, My Writer's Cramp
Michael J. Lee, long time sci fi and horror fan who somehow lucked into a position as a script reader and judge for a variety of production companies and contests. Currently writes an entertainment based blog on the Wrap.com
What will readers like about your book?
The characters are vibrant and alive. They drive the story.
Why did you self publish?
The publishing world today isn't as open to new writers as it once was. It's all about signing established names to big contracts now.
Who are your favorite authors in your genre?
Charlaine Harris. Vivi Anna. Michele Hauf.