Wang Chun Chun itibaren Wheatland, IN 47597, Birleşik Devletler
Interesting, intricate character study of an enterprising fellow in mid-19th century London who, alas, is not nearly as clever as he thinks he is. The plot, which concerns a question of parentage, is far too involved to to be summarized quickly but is in any case merely an excuse for Mr. Cox to parade before the reader a raft of colorful Victorian characters wrapped in period atmospherics. There is very little in the way of action, and those looking for a fast-paced reading experience are strongly advised to search elsewhere. Yet readers patient enough to let the story unfold at its own speed will be rewarded with a finely-etched portrait of a man who, through his actions, ultimately proves himself to be the true son of his high-strung mother and cold, ruthless father. Please note however that this novel is NOT a mystery; the attentive reader will be well ahead of the narrator virtually every step of the way, as Mr. Cox no doubt intended. Also, feel free to ignore the numerous (and annoying) footnotes as they add very little value.
I really enjoyed this installment the series as well. It did leave unanwered questions as to what Jenna will 'become'. I will be anxious to read the next book in the series and see how her transition continues. Definitely worth reading.