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Summary

The epic conclusion to the Monstrous Heart Trilogy; a magical tale of intrigue on dark waters and a love story for the ages. The perfect gothic gaslamp fantasy—ideal for fans of V.E. Schwab and China Mieville .

Arden Beacon has nothing left to lose.

Having fought monsters, the deep waters and the establishment to fulfil a promise the man she loved—she is no closer to peace. But against the odds, she has found Jonah once more and they are together now. She means to keep it that way.

Jonah, Arden and Chalice are bound for Clay city. Warnings come that the scorned yet powerful Miah and Bellis have joined forces and turned their eyes to the capital, now following the direction of the slippery Mr Lindsay. Wanton destruction and death will surely follow if they cannot be distracted, tricked and stopped.

All the while, the coins sewn into Arden’s hands continue to poison her. Time is running out. With intrigue and beasts behind every wave, Jonah and Arden must face this final chapter together—or risk losing everything.

Astonishingly original, with world-building to rival the depths of the ocean, McKenna has drawn a world drenched in sea-salt and lit by the flickering light of gas lamps. Rich tale of longing and courage, this is the perfect oceanic steampunk fantasy.

©2022 Claire McKenna (P)2022 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

Critic reviews

"A wonderfully tortured and emotional mystery." (SFX)

"A beautiful lighthouse keeper whose blood keeps the lamp alight; a Heathcliffian kraken-skinner living on the next door headland who may or may not have murdered his wife; a complex steampunk world of eugenically determined magicians...what’s not to like?" (Daily Mail)

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