05. March 2013 · Comments Off · Categories: Fantasy, Fiction, Melody · Tags:

The Madman's Daughter by Megan Sheperd, 420 pages, read by Melody, on 03/04/2013

The Madman’s Daughter is a new take on H. G. Wells classic The Island of Daughter of Dr. Moreau.  It tells the story of Juliet Moreau who is living in disgrace after the disappearance of her surgeon father who was accused of gruesome experiments and forbidden science.  After a chance meeting leads her to her father’s assistant, she learns that her father is living on a remote island in the south Pacific.  She sails off to find him and the truth.  As any reader of Wells will know, Dr. Moreau is conducting experiments melding animal and human.  Very Gothic and true to both the plot and tenor of the original work, The Madman’s Daughter is a thrilling dark ride through madness and genius, romance and horror.

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