Boston Metaphysical Society: A Storm of Secrets

Boston Metaphysical Society: A Storm of Secrets

by Madeleine Holly-Rosing

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Overview

Winner of the Silver Medal in the Feathered Quill Book Awards.

Politics and power. Demons and spirits.

When ex-Pinkerton detective Samuel Hunter married Elizabeth Weldsmore, the heir to one of Boston's Great Houses, he knew his life would change forever, but he never expected the return of Elizabeth's psychic abilities.

Not only do they have to keep it a secret, but Elizabeth must learn quickly how to master them. For a psychic in a Great House is a political liability which her father, Jonathan Weldsmore, knows only too well.

As the Great Houses jockey for power, the three of them must contend with treachery, subterfuge, and potentially a new demonic threat, in this political and supernatural thriller set in an alternate-history Boston of 1890.

This novel is a prequel to the original graphic novel series, Boston Metaphysical Society.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940161740057
Publisher: Brass-T Publishing
Publication date: 09/17/2018
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 738,530
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

A TV, feature film and comic book writer, Ms. Holly-Rosing is the winner of the Sloan Fellowship for screenwriting, and the Gold Aurora and Bronze Telly for a PSA produced by Women In Film. She also won numerous awards while completing the UCLA MFA Program in Screenwriting. Having run a number of successful crowdfunding campaigns for her comic, Boston Metaphysical Society, Madeleine now teaches a crowdfunding class for independent creators at Pulp Fiction Books in Culver City as well as guest lecturing at Scriptwriters Network and Dreamworks Animation. She has also published the book, Kickstarter for the Independent Creator.

Boston Metaphysical Society webcomic is the recipient of an HONORABLE MENTION at the 2013 GEEKIE AWARDS and was nominated for BEST COMIC/GRAPHIC NOVEL at the 2014 GEEKIE AWARDS. The comic has also been nominated for a 2012 Airship Award as well as a 2013, 2014 and a 2015 Steampunk Chronicle Reader’s Choice Award. Her novella, Steampunk Rat, was also nominated for a 2013 Steampunk Chronicle Reader’s Choice Award.

Other comic projects include the short story, The Scout which is part of The 4th Monkey anthology, The Sanctuary (The Edgar Allan Poe Chronicles anthology), The Marriage Counselor ( The Cthulhu is Hard to Spell anthology) and the upcoming The Airship Pirate which will be part of The Rum Row anthology. She is currently writing a four issue mini-series for SFC Comics/Evoluzione Publishing.

She also has an anthology of short stories and novellas called Boston Metaphysical Society: Prelude (in print as well as eBook) based on the Boston Metaphysical Society universe available at all major online retailers. The Boston Metaphysical Society short story, Here Abide Monsters, is part of the Some Time Later anthology from Thinking Ink Press.

Formerly a nationally ranked epee fencer, she has competed nationally and internationally. She is an avid reader of comics, steampunk, science fiction, fantasy and historical military fiction.

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Boston Metaphysical Society: A Storm of Secrets 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
DiiFL More than 1 year ago
Steampunk lovers, mystery mavens, paranormal fans, THE BOSTON METAPHYSICAL SOCIETY is here! Madeleine Holly-Rosing has done a remarkable job of creating that special atmosphere that only steampunk can provide while twisting each page into a tension-filled mystery that borders on both sides of “the veil.” Enter the world of nineteenth century Boston, where “Great Houses” control the political climate, commerce and the inventions of the times with iron fists and a keen sense of competition to be the top dog. Meet Elizabeth, a newly wed, strong willed, yet impulsive woman of the times who also has the gift of sight that just may get her into more trouble than anyone could have imagined. Something evil is lurking in Boston and death is on the menu…can Elizabeth uncover a horrific and diabolical plot? Told mostly through the dialogue of each character, one feels they are part of the era’s drawing room conversations, like a fly on the wall. The action is subtle, not overbearing, yet conveys great movement in story. A wonderfully entertaining escape from reality that provides great characters, mystery and a journey into the unknown. Madeleine Holly-Rosing has done a remarkable job of creating tension and anticipation on every page!
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by K.C. Finn for Readers' Favorite Boston Metaphysical Society: A Storm of Secrets is a work of steampunk fiction by author Madeleine Holly-Rosing, and is the prequel to the graphic novel collection, Boston Metaphysical Society: The Complete Series. Set in an alternate American history, as many steampunk tales are, Holly-Rosing takes us on a thrilling adventure as heroine Elizabeth Hunter investigates the disappearance of many people in the city of Boston. Whilst her husband, former Pinkerton detective Samuel, has traditional methods of discovering his clues, Elizabeth possesses the rare paranormal gift of mediumship. More than this, Elizabeth belongs to the Weldsmore family, one of the Great Houses of Boston, and if her paranormal gifts are discovered, a far graver fate may await her than those she is investigating. I thoroughly enjoyed Madeleine Holly-Rosing’s alternative to Boston in 1890, where steampunk society, politics and the paranormal all collide in a dark and devastating Gaslamp adventure. Fans of the genre are sure to step straight into the Victorian style of it all, the descriptions being highly atmospheric and stylish. The dialogue was delightfully witty, sharp and direct, giving an accomplished sense of character so strong that Elizabeth, Samuel and Jonathan really leaped off the page. Alongside the actual mystery of the plot, the overarching story line of the Great Houses was an observant, intelligent addition. Overall, Boston Metaphysical Society: A Storm of Secrets is a superb read that fans of the steampunk genre are certain to love. And if you’re new to the genre in general, this would be a high quality example with which to begin your steampunk journey.