The story’s prologue is nothing short of phenomenal. The scene where Annette discovers her husband’s horrific experiments could have come straight out of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. Unfortunately, the rest of the tale does not live up to the spectacular beginning. Passages describing the Steampunk aspects of the author’s world, including underwater submersibles, are well written, but lack vivid language that will inspire readers. Also, the hero and heroine suffer from too little character development. Readers looking for a Steampunk-esque retelling of Frankenstein will be excited about this novella, but those more interested in an emotional love story may want to look elsewhere.