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Title:
The Eterna files
Author:
Hieber, Leanna Renee.
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Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Tor, 2015.
Physical Description:
319 pages ; 22 cm
General Note:
"A Tom Doherty Associates book."
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780765336743
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Book

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London, 1882: Queen Victoria appoints Harold Spire of the Metropolitan Police to Special Branch Division Omega. Omega is to secretly investigate paranormal and supernatural events and persons. Spire, a skeptic driven to protect the helpless and see justice done, is the perfect man to lead the department, which employs scholars and scientists, assassins and con men, and a traveling circus. Spire's chief researcher is Rose Everhart, who believes fervently that there is more to the world than can be seen by mortal eyes.

Their first mission: find the Eterna Compound, which grants immortality. Catastrophe destroyed the hidden laboratory in New York City where Eterna was developed, but the Queen is convinced someone escaped--and has a sample of Eterna.

Also searching for Eterna is an American, Clara Templeton, who helped start the project after the assassination of Abraham Lincoln nearly destroyed her nation. Haunted by the ghost of her beloved, she is determined that the Eterna Compound--and the immortality it will convey--will be controlled by the United States, not Great Britain.

The Eterna Files series
The Eterna Files
Eterna and Omega
The Eterna Solution


Author Notes

LEANNA RENEE HIEBER's first novel, The Strangely Beautiful Tale of Miss Percy Parker , won two Prism Awards from RWA's Fantasy, Futuristic & Paranormal Chapter: Best Fantasy Romance and Best First Novel and is currently in development as a Broadway musical, with Hieber writing the script. Her YA novel, Darker Still , was a Scholastic Highly Recommended Title, an INDIE NEXT selection, and a finalist for the Daphne du Maurier Award.


Reviews 2

Publisher's Weekly Review

The second installment in Hieber's Victorian fantasy series (after The Eterna Files) continues the romp through the occult and supernatural. In the U.S., clairvoyant Clara Templeton is immersed in the labyrinthine Eterna Compound, which may hold the secret to immortality itself. Meanwhile, across the ocean in London, Harold Spire's Omega organization is after that same secret, hoping to give it to Queen Victoria. Rose Everhart, Harold's assistant, must unlock it with her own psychic abilities. When Rose and Clara meet, their illusions about the organizations for which they work are shattered. Hieber creates an intriguing supernatural underworld, with the late 19th century providing an engaging backdrop for scandals and dangers. However, her overly descriptive passages slow down the plot. This entertaining series might appeal to newcomers to the genre, but steampunk veterans will find it all too familiar. (Aug.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.


Library Journal Review

English and American paranormal fighters clash in a hide-and-seek game for the key to immortality-the Eterna Compound in this second entry in Hieber's gaslamp fantasy series (after The Eterna Files). Two women with similar backgrounds must decide if they stand on opposite sides or if they are willing to work together to save humanity.-KC © Copyright 2016. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.