Thursday, July 23, 2015

Ether and Elephants (Gaslight Chronicles #8) by Cindy Spencer Pape

Steampunk

From Goodreads:

A Gaslight Chronicles Novel

Sir Thomas Devere and Eleanor Hadrian have loved each other most of their lives—but sometimes love doesn't conquer all.

Their chance at happiness was ruined by Tom's hasty marriage to someone else. Heartbroken, Nell left home, finding a new life as a teacher at a school for the blind. But when one of her supernaturally gifted students, Charlie, is kidnapped, Tom reappears and her worlds collide.

Tom claims he hasn't seen his wife since the day of their marriage…yet he fears the missing student could be his son.

The deeper they dig, the more Tom and Nell discover: a deadly alchemist, more missing gifted children and long-suppressed feelings neither of them is ready for. A race on airship across England and India may lead them to answers—including a second chance at love—but only if all of British Society isn't destroyed first.

With Tom and Nell’s story Ether & Elephants puts the Gaslight Chronicles to bed.  While this is primarily Tom and Nell’s story there is a gathering where we get to see most of the previous characters and find out how they are getting along. 

Tom and Nell’s have a back story and it comes out as the book begins.  It plays a big role in how the plot progresses.  There is danger and tension as they have to work together to solve a mystery and get rid of a villain once and for all.

Both have always been interesting characters and as the story progresses we see how much they both have grown and changed.  Tom because of a rash action that broke Nell’s heart and Nell as she left family and friends behind to live on her own.  Tom becomes much more focused and Nell much stronger.

Ether & Elephants wraps up a mystery that started in previous books while allowing us to see the characters one last time.  A very nice ending to the series.

Carina Press published Ether & Elephants by Cindy Spencer Pape in 2015.


I received an ARC of Ether & Elephants from Netgalley in return for an honest review.

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