To a tiny island in Orkney, peopled by a devout community of twenty, comes Victor Frankenstein. He’s driven there by a Devil’s bargain: to make a wife for the Creature who is stalking him across Europe.
‘Life changed when he came to the island, the foreign doctor from further away than anyone cared to know. The night he landed, a storm rose and blew boats towards the Northern ice floes, swept Dolphins aground to lie panting on the white scythe of beach. New lambs were stolen and hens found with their throats torn out. Kirk-going women left their cooking and ran wild, reeling home soused to take the distaff to their husbands’ heads. All were agreed that this pestilence followed the foreign doctor to the island as Hell follows the pale rider.’