By Molly Tanzer
Victorian London is a spot of fluid social roles, bright arts tradition, fin-de-siècle wonders . . . and hazardous underground diabolic cults. Fencer Evadne grey cares for not one of the former and understands not anything of the latter while she’s despatched to London to chaperone her more youthful sister, aspiring paintings critic Dorina.
At free ends after Dorina turns into enamored with their uncle’s good friend, woman Henrietta “Henry” Wotton, a neighborhood aristocrat and aesthete, Evadne enrolls in a fencing college. There, she meets George Cantrell, an skilled fencing grasp like she’s continuously dreamed of learning below. yet quickly, George exhibits her whatever greater than fancy footwork—he finds to Evadne a mystery, hidden global of devilish demons and their obedient servants. George has committed himself to removing demons and diabolists alike, and now he wishes Evadne’s support. yet as she learns extra, Evadne starts off to think that girl Henry may possibly truly be a diabolist . . . or even worse, she suspects Dorina may need turn into one too.
Combining swordplay, the supernatural, and Victorian excessive society, Creatures of Will and mood reveals a well-known yet unusual London in a riff on Oscar Wilde’s The photograph of Dorian Gray that readers will not quickly forget.
“An crafty, witty, Oscar Wilde pastiche with the center of a mystical thriller.”—Diana Gabaldon, best-selling writer of Outlander
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