• Creatures of Will and Temper

  • By: Molly Tanzer
  • Narrated by: Charlotte Gray
  • Length: 12 hrs and 42 mins
  • 4.3 out of 5 stars (36 ratings)

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Creatures of Will and Temper

By: Molly Tanzer
Narrated by: Charlotte Gray
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Publisher's Summary

A Victorian urban fantasy featuring duelists, demons, and the dark arts, inspired by The Picture of Dorian Gray.

Victorian London is a place of fluid social roles, vibrant arts culture, fin-de-siecle wonders...and dangerous underground diabolic cults. Fencer Evadne Gray cares for none of the former and knows nothing of the latter when she's sent to London to chaperone her younger sister, aspiring art critic Dorina.

Unfortunately for Evadne, she soon learns too much about all of it when Dorina meets their uncle's friend, Lady Henrietta "Henry" Wotton. A semi-respectable aristocrat in public, in private she is secretly in the thrall of a demon obsessed with beauty and pleasure. When Lady Henry and Dorina immediately hit it off, Evadne abandons her chaperone duties and enrolls in a fencing school. There, she meets the fencing master she's always dreamed of.

But soon, George reveals he is more than just a teacher. He has dedicated himself to eradicating demons and their servants, and he needs Evadne's help. As Evadne gets pulled further into this hidden world, she begins to suspect that Lady Henry might actually be a diabolist. Even worse, she believes Dorina may have joined her.

Combining swordplay, demons, and high society, Creatures of Will and Temper shows a timeless world and adventure listeners won't soon forget.

©2017 Molly Tanzer (P)2017 Recorded Books

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Interesting premise

Very enjoyable book with an interesting premise and likable, believable characters. Very much looking forward to the next one in the series.

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I really love this author!

This was a fun story. But my favorite work by the author is her book A Pretty Mouth. This was good too. It was right up my alley-- I really enjoy the things she writes about. I can't wait to read her next book.

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Imaginative and suspenseful

I was unsure about the story going in, not being overly fond of romance or Victorian manners and propriety, but Tanzer won me over with her intriguing and imaginative demonology, and a suspenseful and expertly plotted storyline.

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Interesting, Fresh, and Imaginative

I went into this book not knowing what to expect, and was delighted to discover interesting and very human characters and a compelling little mythology. A fun and imaginative little riff off The Picture of Dorian Gray. I think Oscar Wilde would be flattered.
Great narration. Definitely worth the read.