Tempered (The St. Croix Chronicles #4) - Karina Cooper

Book Four of The St. Croix Chronicles

Forced out of London's coal-blackened streets, Cherry St. Croix is faced with her most difficult undertaking yet: sobriety.

At long last, my guardian, the enigmatic Mr. Oliver Ashmore, has revealed himself — and his order is clear: I am to be dried out at once, regardless of my wishes.

I loathe the country estate I am imprisoned within. Footsteps follow me, voices call for me, and my sanity wavers. In my fevered dreams, I am haunted by those I failed, while waking proves no protection from the ghosts of my reckless past. The craving for laudanum plagues me. I require a distraction.

To unravel the alchemical mysteries of my mother's family, I must rely on Ashmore's tutelage. I am lured to the art and drawn by the secrets my guardian possesses. Yet the deeper I delve, the more I believe that something dreadful disturbs these haunted corridors. In my madness, I fear that what it wants most... is me.

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Release date: February 2014
Genres: fantasy, alternate historysteampunk
Updated: November 02, 2016

The St. Croix Chronicles :: Series

A series featuring fearless heroine Cherry St. Croix - debutante by day, bounty hunter by night - set in an alternate London where proper Victorian society sits above a seedy steampunk underworld teeming with dubious loyalties, advanced technology, and incredible magic.

Tarnished (The St. Croix Chronicles #1)
Gilded (The St. Croix Chronicles #2)
Corroded (The St. Croix Chronicles #3)
The Mysterious Case of Mr. Strangewa
Engraved (The St. Croix Chronicles #5)
Tempered (The St. Croix Chronicles #4)
Transmuted (The St. Croix Chronicles #6)