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Wyrde and Wayward

House of Werth, Book 1
Narrated by: Rachel Hine
Length: 7 hrs and 38 mins

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Summary

"If you had not already realized it, this is a very strange house you are come to."

The Scions of the House of Werth are all born normal. It is what happens afterwards that sets them apart.

It is not easy being the most supernatural family in England. Nell talks to the dead; Lord Werth is too often to be found out in the churchyard at the dead of night; and the less said about Lord Bedgberry, the better.

Only Miss Gussie Werth has missed out on the family curse. She sups on chocolate, not blood; she's blissfully oblivious to spectres (except for Great-Aunt Honoria, of course); and she hasn't the smallest inclination to turn into a beast upon the full moon, and go ravening about the countryside.

But there's more to the Wyrde than meets the eye. When a visit to a neighboring family goes spectacularly, deliciously wrong, Gussie's ideas about her own nature undergo a swift and serious change.

Far from being the most ordinary of the bunch, she may just prove to be the most disastrous Werth of them all...

Refined Regency manners meet gothic comedy to delightfully absurd effect in Wyrde and Wayward, a fresh new series from the author of Modern Magick and the Malykant Mysteries. 

©2019 Charlotte E. English (P)2020 Charlotte E. English

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  • CLS
  • 23-08-20

just barely young adult

leaves something to be desired. main characters lack good development and growth. this book just kinda ends leaving at least one thing hanging in the air. definitely on the youngest side of young adult. not sure if i am curious enough to listen to the 2nd book

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  • Mair
  • 24-07-20

Unsatisfying, incomplete

This story had the potential of being much better than it is. The premise of early to mid 19th (?) century England society which accepts magical “wyrde” families as (somewhat) normal could go far. In the end, however, this story felt incomplete and unfinished - half a story. The characters were interesting, if too vaguely drawn. It seems as though this was rushed into publication or perhaps was a slightly expanded novella. At any rate, it should have been further developed and at least half again longer. It is not a cliffhanger ending, per se, but perhaps an ellipsis ending. Bah. Why would one buy a potential second book in a series if the first book is like this? Rachel Hine does a fine job narrating but I found her several mispronunciations distracting. This could have been really good...