It had seemed for a while that the plan would work: a bold conspiracy by a group of idealistic prisoners and sympathetic guards to stop abuse at Mercy Prison. Then betrayal occurs, and Tyrrell finds himself in a new life prison, with new rules to be learned. No longer is he in a position of leadership; now he is surrounded by men who question his most fundamental values.
An 1880 mechanical and supernatural London: blind Elvie Chaisty discovers a breathing statue in the British Museum and encounters a masked, monocled sculptress who invites Elvie to her marble garden. Is the monocled woman the centre of a death cult, one helping young women to an eternal state? Artifice of the steampunk Dark Victorian series appears in this F/F gothic dark romance, gaslamp fantasy.
A cold-hearted murderer. A vicious abuser. A young man hiding a shameful secret. A bewildered immigrant. A pure-minded spy. All of these men have found their appointed places at Mercy Prison, where it is easy to tell who your enemies are. But a new visitor to Mercy is about to challenge decades-old customs. Now these men's worst enemies may be hiding behind masks...and so may their closest allies.