By day, Catherine works in a print shop. At night, her boss sends her to the cemetery to raise the dead and give households a very last hour with their loved ones—but every raising takes an hour off her life. It’s an unlucky bargain, however Catherine is on the mercy of her organization, who can toss her out on the road at any moment—and he does while Catherine and her pal Guy, a watchmaker, fail to unearth a mystical timepiece buried in a boy’s coffin. Instead, they inexplicably revive the boy permanently. Though he can’t don't forget some thing approximately his life, the boy is their best hyperlink to the timepiece, and finding it is the best manner they can save Catherine’s livelihood.
Set in an exchange Victorian England, Magic Dark and Strange combines thriller, magic and a hint of the macabre while underscoring the harsh conditions of the working class. Catherine relies upon on her organisation for earnings and lodging, and her quest for the timepiece profits urgency from her worry of destitution. Guy and his father warfare to hold their store afloat, and the revived boy should discover an apprenticeship or hazard the poorhouse.
A lack of regulations to control the magical elements of this tale may additionally frustrate detail-oriented fantasy fans. Nonetheless, the novel’s moody, gothic atmosphere, appealing romance and brisk mystery plot will satisfy readers who revel in storytelling that blends style conventions with ease.