As an orphan growing up in the slums, Loren read her clandestine copy of Jane's Story over and over, relishing every word. But Loren is no Jane. Savvy and street-smart, Loren could never be stirred by a man of metal, her passion never ignited by an almost-human-even one designed for pleasure. Still, when the META corporation does the unthinkable and brings back updated versions of robots past-Loren knows she must see Silver. And just like Jane, it is love at first sight. But Silver is now Verlis. If he was perfection before, he is now like a god.
Yet he is more human than his creators think-or fear. While Loren doesn't quite trust him, she will follow her twice-born lover
into a battle to control his own destiny-one that will reveal to her the most astonishing illusion of all.
Many have argued that Metallic Love is either a copy of it's prequel, The Silver Metal Lover, but in a recent article Tanith Lee has alluded to planning a larger plot involving the characters where she states "And anyone who reads all the way through (Metallic Love), sees where the third book – if ever there is a third one, (it does have a title: The Tin Man) will be going. Which is straight back to Silver, and so too straight back to Silver-and-Jane."