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Download European Travel for the Monstrous Gentlewoman reader ↠ 720 pages î randarenewables ´ In the seuel to the critically acclaimed The Strange Case of the Alchemist’s Daughter Mary Jekyll and the rest of the daughters of literature’s mad scientists embark on a madcap a??s sister Diana Hyde have settled into the Jekyll household in London and although they sometimes uarrel the members of the Athena Club get along as well as any five young women with very different personalities At least they can always rely on Mrs Poole But when Mary receives a telegram that Lucinda Van Helsing has been kidnapped the Athena Club must travel to the Austro Hungarian Empire to rescue yet another young woman who has been subjected to horrific experimentation Where is Luc The further adventures of the Athena Club continuing from The Strange Case of the Alchemist's Daughter two shillings from reputable booksellersThe members of the Athena Club travel to Eastern Europe to rescue Lucinda Van Helsing a young dutch woman who's been experimented on and imprisoned by her father On the way they encounter opposition from the Société des Alchimistes as well as encountering a variety of other famous figures of the period both real and imagined Mary Jekyll Diana Hyde and Justine Frankenstein are the first group to depart on the Orient Express to attempt a rescue and Catherine Moreau and Beatrice Rappaccini also have a role to playI'm forced to compare this to the recent Deep Roots by Ruthanna Emrys It also is the second in a series about a found family that plays with historical fantastic literature and in both cases the second book is much longer than the first Also both books are something of a talkfest with most of the focus being on conversation and characterization I think this book executes the concept much better than the Emrys one mostly by including a fairly interesting and relatively fast moving plot The travelogue of Dracula's Europe is also a lot of fun and the wonderful writing brings the settings of Budapest and other Eastern European locations to life brilliantlyThe stars of course are the monstrous women of the club with the interactions of Diana and Mary being particularly great The framing conceit of interjections from the real characters into the dramatized narrative written by Catherine continue to be brilliant offering a lot of insight and humor across the boardThe series continues to be brilliant and I'm very much looking forward to the next one based on the teaser that this book ends with
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Inda and what has Professor Van Helsing been doing to his daughter? Can Mary Diana Beatrice and Justine reach her in time? Racing against the clock to save Lucinda from certain doom the Athena Club embarks on a madcap journey across Europe From Paris to Vienna to Budapest Mary and her friends must make new allies face old enemies and finally confront the fearsome secretive Alchemical Society It’s time for these monstrous gentlewomen to overcome the past and create their own destinies This book is 700 pages It could have been 300 Way too long and excessively padded on the word count Otherwise I loved the story just like I loved the first one But seriously why wasn't this edited down?
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European Travel for the Monstrous GentlewomanIn the seuel to the critically acclaimed The Strange Case of the Alchemist’s Daughter Mary Jekyll and the rest of the daughters of literature’s mad scientists embark on a madcap adventure across Europe to rescue another monstrous girl and stop the Alchemical Society’s nefarious plans once and for allMary Jekyll’s life has been peaceful since she helped Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson solve the Whitechapel Murders Beatrice Rappaccini Catherine Moreau Justine Frankenstein and Mary? Finally my final review First posted on Fantasy LiteratureTheodora Goss’s THE EXTRAORDINARY ADVENTURES OF THE ATHENA CLUB Victorian era fantasy series brings together a valiant group of women who are the results of men’s scientific experiments men like Dr Moreau Dr Frankenstein Dr Jekyll and others In this series the women characters ― several of whom perished in the original nineteenth century stories ― not only survive but thrive Calling themselves the Athena Club Mary Jekyll her sister Diana Hyde Beatrice Rappaccini Catherine Moreau and Justine Frankenstein have banded together to protect each other and others from the men who lose their moral compass in the name of scientific exploration and experimentationIn European Travel for the Monstrous Gentlewoman the worthy but long winded seuel to The Strange Case of the Alchemist's Daughter Mary receives a letter from Lucinda Van Helsing in Austria begging for the Athena Club’s help her professor father has been experimenting on her and she is changing in ways that terrify her When Mary soon after receives a telegram telling her that Lucinda is missing she Diana and Justine head for Vienna on the Orient Express train to search for Lucinda while Beatrice and Catherine temporarily stay behind in London to do some investigation there The courageous women meet new friends and allies but also some fearsome new enemies European Travel for the Monstrous Gentlewoman is a fantasy not only set in the Victorian era but informed by the literature of the time though with a distinctly modern feminist take on the role of women It has a great ensemble cast of characters supplemented by some intriguing new ones the addition of the Van Helsing family is a broad hint at the Victorian novel from which Goss is taking inspiration for this novelBut European Travel for the Monstrous Gentlewoman is extremely long over 700 pages and I sensed every one of them and overly attentive to mundane details I mean it’s possible to be inspired a bit TOO much by Victorian novels Jana in her review comments on the glacial pacing and I completely agree While I still enjoyed the diverse and unusual characters their humorous banter and monstrous adventures the length and pacing issues were too much of barrier for me to be fully engaged by this novel I received a free copy of this novel for review from the publisher Thank you