Sir Merrick Hadrian hunts monsters, both human and supernatural. A Knight of the Order of the Round Table, his use of magick and the technologies of steam power have made him both respected and feared. But his considerable skills are useless in the face of his greatest challenge, guardianship of five unusual children. At a loss, Merrick enlists the aid of a governess.
Caroline Bristol is reluctant to work for a bachelor, but she needs a
position, and these former street children touch her heart. While she
tends to break any mechanical device she touches, it never occurs to her
that she might be something more than human. All she knows is that
Merrick is the most dangerously attractive man she's ever met—and out of
reach for a mere governess.
When conspiracy threatens to blur
the distinction between humans and monsters, Caroline and Merrick must
join forces, and the fate of humanity hinges upon their combined skills
of steam and sorcery. From Goodreads.
This was okay but I am not sure I will read any more in this series. It also seems that the series continues with different main characters and has people from this book just as side characters. The children in this story are very likeable.
This book qualifies for:
Goodreads 2013 Reading Challenge
Serious Readers 2013
2013 Paranormal Reading Challenge (vampires and others)
Get Steampunk’d 2013