A chilling tale of gothic horror, told in three parts, collected in one volume
Dr George Blessing operates in his Victorian London hospital. Sympathetic to the poor, Blessing is summoned to a traumatic childbirth. There he discovers a creature of nightmarish power and malevolent intent, whose unearthly abilities he wants to harness for the good of mankind.
When he reveals the secret to a friend after a dinner party, Dr Blessing's obsession triggers events threatening to destroy his reputation, his family and the entire city. As the creature grows ever more powerful and suspicious investigators close in, the doctor is one step from death at every turn.
Told in the tradition of a penny-dreadful, each part intricately spins a gripping web of secrets, lies and death, blending "Hammer House of Horror" style scares with fast paced action.