Matilda Case never thought of herself as a hero. But because she is galvanized—and nearly immortal in her stitched, endlessly healing body—she doesn’t have much of a choice. Even if she doesn’t want to save the world, she’s the only one capable of traveling in time to do so.
But her rescue attempt hasn’t gone as planned. She’s stuck in an alternate universe, and her world is in danger of disappearing. Worst of all, an unfathomably powerful man who can also travel through history doesn’t want her to put things to rights. He’s willing to wage bloody war to stop Matilda, unless she surrenders control of time to him.
Now, with the minutes ticking, Matilda must make impossible decisions, knowing that one wrong choice will destroy her—and any chance of saving everything she loves...
Crucible Zero starts exactly where the previous novel, Infinity Bell, left off, with our heroine, Matilda, standing back in her farmhouse kitchen but so much has changed. She came back from the past having saved time but she's now in a completely different timeline and it's one where she previously didn't survive.
Those around her see Evelyn but it's Matilda's consciousness that's steering her Galvanised body. To make matters worse, the man she loves seems set on killing her as he has no recollection of just what they mean to each other. Poor Matilda has saved the world only to discover she's not the only one being dragged through different dimensions and hot on her trail is someone who quite simply wants to rule the world, whatever the cost!
In Crucible Zero, Ms Monk has included everything I enjoy: courageous heroine, strong alpha hero, and a truly dastardly villain. Add in the magic that powers the Galvanised, the mutated creatures, and an action packed adventure and I'm one very happy reader. With its crazy mixture of almost Frankenstein characters mixed in with mutated humans, and lord I must include those insane creatures because giant lizards (dragons?) and miniature sheep are not something I read about every day.
Yes I guess you can tell I loved Crucible Zero and the House Immortal series.
This book and series gets is a huge recommendation!!!!!