This is an exciting new series by a masterful storyteller, Devon Monk. While it may take you a while to get into the story as it progresses everything seems to fall into place. There are a lot of characters plus a world to explore, figure out and learn the rules. Creatures that shouldn’t be are stitched together with a technology that few know how to use. Secrets come out and loyalties are stretched as one lone woman tries to save her land, her brother and her grandmother. Matilda is a very strong woman and a unique character. She thinks well on her feet and looks towards the end goal. Helping her is Abraham, or at least he appears to be helping her but does he have his own agenda? Suspenseful until the end where another shoe drops leaving you hanging until the next book comes out. That is not to say that this book doesn’t have a complete story, just that it doesn’t have all of the story. Wonderful fantasy that lets your imagination soar. Devon Monk knows how to write!
Matilda has grown up on a rural farm way off the grid. Her father did experiments until he was killed along with her mother by House Black. Her brother has become the head of House Brown, a loosely joined group of people who live their own lives outside of normal society. When a wounded man shows up on her doorstep stating that she has to come with him to House Gray, Matilda refuses until suddenly there are drones and others showing up. In fear for her life, her farm and her grandmother, Matilda agrees to go with Abraham to House Gray but things are far from simple or easy. Deals are made as well as threats. Can Matilda get out with what she needs or will she be owned by a House regardless of her desires?
One hundred years ago, eleven powerful ruling Houses consolidated all of the world’s resources and authority into their own grasping hands. Only one power wasn’t placed under the command of a single House: the control over the immortal galvanized....
Matilda Case isn’t like most folk. In fact, she’s unique in the world, the crowning achievement of her father’s experiments, a girl pieced together from bits. Or so she believes, until Abraham Seventh shows up at her door, stitched with life thread just like her and insisting that enemies are coming to kill them all.
Tilly is one of thirteen incredible creations known as the galvanized, stitched together beings immortal and unfathomably strong. For a century, each House has fought for control over the galvanized. Now the Houses are also tangled in a deadly struggle for dominion over death?and Tilly and her kind hold the key to unlocking eternity
The secrets that Tilly must fight to protect are hidden within the very seams of her being. And to get the secrets, her enemies are willing to tear her apart piece by piece.?
FIRST IN A NEW SERIES!