Ophelia and Thorn arrive at the observatory of the Deviations, an institute shrouded in absolute secrecy and overseen by a sect of mystical scientists who secretly conduct terrifying experiments. There, they hope to discover truths that will halt the destruction and death and bring the world back into balance. Now that the distrust between them has been overcome, they love each other passionately. However, they must keep their love hidden. Only in this way can they continue their journey toward an understanding of the indecipherable code of God and the truth behind the mysterious figure of the Other, whose devastating power continues to bring down entire pieces of arks, plunging thousands of innocents into the void.
Emma Fenney is a professional actor and voice artist who is particularly interested in Shakespeare and classical adaptations. She trained as an actor at Drama Studio London after earning her degree in drama and theatre arts at Goldsmiths College, University of London.
Hildegarde Serle is a translator who has, since graduating in French from Oxford University, worked in London as a sub-editor, mainly on The Independent. Her translations include Christelle Dabos’s bestselling A Winter’s Promise. She still lives in London, but her heart lives on the Quai aux Fleurs in Paris.