I enjoyed last year’s Anatomy where we followed Hazel as she pretended to be a man to learn to be a surgeon in early 1800’s Edinburgh. She is practicing medicine now, as well as she can as a woman who has not qualified, often helping those who can not afford a “real” doctor. When she helps a young woman, she is accused of murder and thrown in jail, left to hang for her crime without a chance to defend herself. In a twist of fate she is plucked from jail and thrown into the royal court, with hopes she will help Princess Charlotte when all the male doctors have failed. Quickly she is drawn into court politics and realizes not all is what it seems.
I liked this story infinitely more than the first one. Hazel was much more savvy and confident in herself and her skills. The brushes with the monarchy and some other famous literary and scientific folks of the time were really fun and well done. We finally got some answers about the tincture and I loved how that was weaved into the story.
Thanks to Macmillian Audio for the gifted copy. All opinions above are my own.
Sorry for the double post day, too many good new pubs. Still working my way through Amina Al-Sarafi and excited to start A Day of Fallen Night. I’m literally in the middle of 5 books right now. How many books do you read at a time?