by Hayden Thorne
As the vain and self-absorbed poets continue their campaign of
destruction via awful verse and catastrophic romantic advice in Dryden
Abbey, tutor Garrick finds himself struggling in the classroom, with
increasingly distracted and agitated pupils eroding all of his hard work
and reducing him to using all things dead and decaying in order to keep
Desmond and Lavinia’s minds on their lessons. As if that isn’t enough,
his parents embark on a mad countryside ramble, their ultimate
destination being Dryden Abbey and a face-to-face meeting with their
son’s unholy employers.
Meanwhile, with Phillip Priestley’s unexpected appearance, Desmond’s
world slowly unravels as infatuation, lust, confusion, and revulsion
drive him into wilder mood swings and an overwhelming desire to play
with his father’s antique executioner’s axe. Mr. Sherbourne’s coldly
distant yet attractive presence in Dryden Abbey further complicates
things, prompting Desmond to do something he never thought he’ll ever
do: reach out to unlikely allies for help.
In the midst of the wild goings on around them, Garrick and Desmond will
realize that the chasm that separates them as distinct species will not
only teach them important lessons on understanding and acceptance, but
also forge a stronger bond of friendship than they expected.
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