This review is from: The Glass Books of the Dream Eaters, Volume One: 1 (Paperback)
Although lengthy and repetitive in places, Gordon Dahlquist sustains the growing menace and terror of a secret `cabal' consisting of men from the ministry, lords of industry, scientists and the mysterious Contessa and her high class prostitutes, over the three books, so far, in the series.
This book almost defies description and without giving too much away, I found the descriptions of a sinister `process' used on the female characters truly terrifying!
Would make an amazing film and because the author is a playwright, maybe this is a possibility.
With three well rounded protagonists and a huge cast of supporting characters, it's basically an adventure mystery with a big dose of weird science and a touch or eroticism; a good Steampunk genre read for the long dark winter nights to come.