Steampunk is a complicated genre and I admire authors with the imagination to take it on. D’alton and Page smash it out of the ballpark with this story. The machinery, medical procedures, materials used, descriptions and settings were well created and delivered imagery that made scenes jump off the page and feel real. A beautiful, tender romance between the lead characters added a sweet touch and raised the question: How much would you risk to save the one you loved? A truly wicked villain lends a touch of suspense and highlights the suspicions and misled beliefs in medical history as well as the struggle women faced for equality. This was an entertaining read I could not put down.