I loved this, got the hardcover and devoured it.
So many great moments, those poor nuns!
I've read Blavatski and never got any negative or evil vibes from her writing at all (with the exception of her espousing some outdated racial ideas that everyone of that era from her to H. Rider Haggard seemed to suffer from, not defending it and I disagree with them but it was common of the age), but I have to admit she made a great baddy.
At first I was taken aback by the way she was portrayed, but the more I read the more I dug it, it's all just fun afterall.
Loved how Baltimore dealt with the madman "adolph" character too, wonderful, just using words.
good stuff, can't wait for more!