Most grave robbers take the jewelry. This one stole the body.
On a tour of a mechanist’s laboratories– her brother’s workplace– Merrily Soarin wanders off, peeks into an ajar door, and discovers a boy in a glass tube. Just before Merrily is caught, she could have sworn that he looked at her. As if he were still alive.
Enter master artificer Maxwell Gallows, once famous, now infamous. He’s been looking for his son’s corpse for a long time, and meeting Merrily Soarin was the best thing that had yet happened for his search. But there are a few problems.
- Maxwell Gallows would rather kill Merrily than repay her for her help.
- The mechanist is an old enemy, and won’t back down from a fight.
- Resurrection is illegal, and protocol dictates that the recipient be destroyed.
- Leo, the artificer’s son, is so damaged that his next death will be his last no matter how brilliant his father.
- In an attempt to steal some of Maxwell’s old projects, the mechanist accidentally activated one.
Mad science has issues.