Today i will talk to you, dear readers, about two of my favourite books, Dangerous Remedy and Monstrous Design, written by Kat Dunn, in honour of the cover reveal of the third and final book, Glorious Poison, out June 2022 for Zephyr Books.
In the first book, Dangerous Remedy, Camille, a revolutionary’s daughter, leads a band of outcasts – a runaway girl, a deserter, an aristocrat in hiding. As the Battalion des Mortes they cheat death, saving those about to meet a bloody end at the blade of Madame La Guillotine. But their latest rescue is not what she seems. The girl’s no aristocrat, but her dark and disturbing powers means both the Royalists and the Revolutionaries want her. But who and what is she?
In a fast and furious story full of the glamour and excesses, intrigue and deception of these dangerous days, no one can be trusted, everyone is to be feared. As Camille learns the truth, she’s forced to choose between loyalty to those she loves and the future.
In the sequel, Monstrous Design, The Battalion of the Dead returns in a dazzling new adventure, set amid the opulence and squalor of 18th-century London and Paris.
1794, London: where luxury and squalor rub shoulders and men of science conspire to raise the dead and make monsters.
From the glamorous excesses of the Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens to the city’s seedy underbelly, Camille continues her search for Olympe de l’Aubespine – the girl born of magic and mayhem.
But with half the battalion trapped in Paris and a new enemy lying in wait in London, time is running out. Camille must decide how much she’s willing to risk. To get what you want, how far is too far?
I was immediately attracted by the books, filled with my favourite topics : historical fiction, adventures, magic, friendship. So when I heard, thanks to Zephyr Books, that there will a be a third book, i was immediately so excited to have the chance to immerge myself again in this dazzling world, to meet again Camille, Al and Ada.