cover image Infinity Bell

Infinity Bell

Devon Monk. Roc, $7.99 mass market (368p) ISBN 978-0-451-46737-9

Grit and adrenaline drive the action-filled, romance-tinged second novel in Monk’s House Immortal SF/fantasy series (after House Immortal). Matilda Case is one of the 13 immortals called the galvanized. She and her brother, Quentin, are working on ensuring that Abraham Seventh, a fellow galvanized, regains his health—even as they’re all on the run from the various Houses, thanks to complex and dastardly political machinations with long-reaching effects. While attempting to remain free, Matilda and her family (both by blood and by choice) must race against time to prevent genocide on a global scale. Continuous action makes for a roller-coaster effect, as the myriad twists and turns of politics and time-travel slam together. Each sentence is crafted for maximum impact, with exquisite storytelling and relatable, emotional characters. There are more than enough loose ends to ensure continued readership for future installments. Agent: Miriam Kriss, Irene Goodman Literary Agency. (Mar.)