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The Strange Case of the Alchemist's Daughter (Volume 1) (The Extraordinary… (original: 2017; edição: 2017)

de Theodora Goss (Autor)

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Based on some of literature's horror and science fiction classics, this "tour de force of reclaiming the narrative, executed with impressive wit and insight" (Publishers Weekly, starred review) debut is the story of a remarkable group of women who come together to solve the mystery of a series of gruesome murders--and the bigger mystery of their own origins. Mary Jekyll, alone and penniless following her parents' death, is curious about the secrets of her father's mysterious past. One clue in particular hints that Edward Hyde, her father's former friend and a murderer, may be nearby, and there is a reward for information leading to his capture...a reward that would solve all of her immediate financial woes. But her hunt leads her to Hyde's daughter, Diana, a feral child left to be raised by nuns. With the assistance of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson, Mary continues her search for the elusive Hyde, and soon befriends more women, all of whom have been created through terrifying experimentation: Beatrice Rappaccini, Catherin Moreau, and Justine Frankenstein. When their investigations lead them to the discovery of a secret society of immoral and power-crazed scientists, the horrors of their past return. Now it is up to the monsters to finally triumph over the monstrous.… (mais)
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Título:The Strange Case of the Alchemist's Daughter (Volume 1) (The Extraordinary Adventures of the Athena Club)
Autores:Theodora Goss (Autor)
Informação:Gallery / Saga Press (2017), Edition: Export, 416 pages
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The Strange Case of the Alchemist's Daughter de Theodora Goss (2017)

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I did have some issues with the style of writing - random interjections in the middle of the narrative - but overall I enjoyed this book a lot. Going to move on to the sequel. ( )
  amcheri | May 25, 2021 |
A fun amalgamation of literature’s well-known scientists and monsters!

Mary Jekyll is left nearly destitute after her mother’s death, but a surprising discovery in her mother’s records gives her hope of tracking down the wanted murderer, Edward Hyde, and the reward money that comes with his capture. What she finds instead is Hyde’s daughter, Diana, and a sinister mystery begins to unfold. With the assistance of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson, Mary sets out to find the truth about the secret society of alchemists her father was a part of, and the other girls they experimented on: Beatrice Rappaccini, Catherine Moreau, and Justine Frankenstein.

It’s a very entertaining book about women coming together, accepting their differences and supporting one another. It combines characters and references to The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Rappaccini’s Daughter, The Island of Dr. Moreau, Frankenstein, and a little bit of Dracula, which plays a bigger role in the second book of the trilogy. ( )
  vvbooklady | May 6, 2021 |
Inventive, a club of girls and young women who were either daughters of mad 18th Century scientists or their reanimated creations. Sherlock Holmes works with them to solve some murders. They are quite good company but doesn’t have the shocking vitality of Goss’s Snow White Scorcery poems and short stories. Has a bit of a Girls Own Adventures feel to it - probably not worth reading the sequels. ( )
  Matt_B | Feb 8, 2021 |
"No wonder men did not want women to wear bloomers. What could women accomplish if they did not have to continually mind their skirts, keep them from dragging in the mud or getting trampled on the steps of an omnibus? If they had pockets! With pockets, women could conquer the world!"

A literary mashup starring a number of characters of 19th c. British Literature (and some original ones). It's interestingly told, with the characters in the book interjecting into the story as it's being told. It has a distancing effect from the action, but it gives more depth to the characters' personalities and how they behave with each other. On the whole, quite enjoyable. ( )
  Jon_Hansen | Feb 6, 2021 |
Mary Jekyll (Dr. Jekyll’s daughter) and some other ladies who are daughters, descendants, and/or creations of Dr. Moreau, Frankenstein, and Mr. Hyde (and more), have gathered to tell their stories, including a story of working with Sherlock Holmes to solve some murders. All these men (except Holmes) were doctors, scientists, inventors, etc, and did plenty of (human) experiments, including in some cases, on their daughters. They were part of an Alchemists’ Society. Mr. Hyde’s daughter was unknown to Mary until after both of Mary’s parents had died. Together, these women tell their own stories in addition to their story of searching for a murderer.

It was ok. For me, the idea of the story was better than the execution, but that doesn’t surprise me. I’m not a fan of Sherlock Holmes (or any of the classic characters in this book), nor have I even found any spinoffs that I really like. But I was still hoping. I listened to the audio, but I’ve heard this narrator before, so I don’t blame the narration for my “ok” rating. I did enjoy the little “breakouts” where the women would chat amongst themselves as they wrote their story; however, I will not be continuing the series. ( )
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Based on some of literature's horror and science fiction classics, this "tour de force of reclaiming the narrative, executed with impressive wit and insight" (Publishers Weekly, starred review) debut is the story of a remarkable group of women who come together to solve the mystery of a series of gruesome murders--and the bigger mystery of their own origins. Mary Jekyll, alone and penniless following her parents' death, is curious about the secrets of her father's mysterious past. One clue in particular hints that Edward Hyde, her father's former friend and a murderer, may be nearby, and there is a reward for information leading to his capture...a reward that would solve all of her immediate financial woes. But her hunt leads her to Hyde's daughter, Diana, a feral child left to be raised by nuns. With the assistance of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson, Mary continues her search for the elusive Hyde, and soon befriends more women, all of whom have been created through terrifying experimentation: Beatrice Rappaccini, Catherin Moreau, and Justine Frankenstein. When their investigations lead them to the discovery of a secret society of immoral and power-crazed scientists, the horrors of their past return. Now it is up to the monsters to finally triumph over the monstrous.

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