Lusus Naturae is Beauty and the Beast in reverse. Charles Renshaw, an aristocrat, purchases a monster called Cyprian - a member of the rare species, Lamia. At first, Cyprian fulfils the role of a collector's whimsy, then becomes an object of passion as Renshaw's obsession with her leads him on a path to ruin. Within a short time, he sees his monster's feral nature emerge and understands that she cannot be controlled as easily as he first imagined. As Renshaw tries to limit the damage he comes to realize that ownership of this exotic creature brings great responsibility.
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Absolutely Spellbinding. I want more!
I only listen to audio books and this is a good audio book. Good sound quality and well narrated, with Tom Adams bringing each and every character to life in a unique, convincing and,most importantly, consistent way.
Cyprian. She is everything I want to be when I become a blood-thirsty, lustful she-creature from a different dimension that devours her own young. She is like the Kim Kardashian of fantasy because everyone should want to be her, and also because I wish Kim Kardashian would eat her own young and bring an end to a generation of people who are famous for no reason.
The character of the creepy monster collector/seller was the strongest and I feel worth the most praise because it could not have been a) an easy task to come up with that accent in the first place and b) maintain it as consistently as Adams has managed. Kudos for that.
I found myself highly captivated by the story. I love dark fantasy and this story was perfect for me.
Like if Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett had a baby, that baby would be Tom Adams. LOVED this book so much I devoured it, *wipes lips gently with napkin* more please.
- Michael Ferguson
The lovechild of H. P. Lovecraft and Neil Gaiman
- Jason Werbeloff