The Merchant and the Rogue by Sarah M. Eden

Book: The Merchant and the Rogue

Author: Sarah M. Eden

Genre: Historical Fiction; Books About Books; Adventure; Secret Society; Proper Romance; Victorian Era

Publisher: Shadow Mountain Publishing

Publication Date: August 17, 2021

Format: ebook

Length: 368 pages

This is the third installment of the Dread Penny Society series.

Brogan Donnelly has always worked best with others. Whether he’s with his sister assisting people in poor neighborhoods or joining his fellow Dread Penny Society members in their latest scheme, Brogan prefers a supporting role rather than the lead. So when the Dread Master gives him a secret mission separate from the rest of the DPS, Brogan finds himself a little lost. Then he meets Vera Sorokina. Vera and her father run a small printing shop that sells books, including Penny Dreadfuls by one Brogan Donnelly. Using the name Ganor O’Donnell, Brogan begins working at Vera’s shop. When shopkeepers in the neighborhood begin receiving mysterious notes, Vera and Brogan must team up to defend their little community from a shadowy threat.

Just like the two earlier books in the series, this novel contains two Penny Dreadfuls that are woven into the main storyline. This time around they are The Merchant and the Rogue by Mr. King and The Dead Zoo by Brogan Donnelly.

I’ve noticed that as the series progresses, the Dread Penny Society finds itself digging deeper and deeper into a conspiracy and the stakes are getting higher and higher. Judging by what happens at the end of this novel, I can only imagine what’s in store next. Speaking of the next book, I’m predicting it will feature Doc Milligan. I’m sort of hoping he falls in love with Serena, but I’m not exactly sure how that would be possible.

Thank you to NetGalley and Shadow Mountain for an Advanced Reader Copy ebook. ⁠

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