Free E–pub [A Lesson in Thorns] ´ Sierra Simone
E brim with moldering manuscripts full of secrets aggressively bisexual ritual eflowering of virgins kink angst blood jealousy archival minutiae Latin words tragic backstories murder Prosecco and a ogBut if you re like me those would have only intrigued you even further As soon as I started reading this the atmosphere was enchanting It almost felt like there was a sense of magical element a paranormal asset to the setting Thornchapel is a place but also a feeling and you can really understand it through the writing Which brings in how vivid and alluring the writing itself was I loved the prose and the imagery that was given on every single page with every single line I bloom like a rose when I m handled like a weed This is going to sound so fuck This took a while to actually get going but once it id God tier smut Have MERCY In the faint moonlight the grass is singingOver the tumbled graves about the chapelThere is the empty chapel only the wind s homeIt has no windows and the Try This door swingsDry bones can harm no one TS Eliot The Waste LandOk wow so hold up one minute I feel the need to preface this review for my regular readers because this is a veryifferent type of book than I typically pick up If you follow me for my mysterythrillersuspense musings here is your PSA that this book is an erotic romance featuring graphic sexual content If that s not your jam no hard feelings feel free to bow out until the next regularly scheduled programming continues but if you re here looking for something new like I was then follow along as we fangirl over one of the best books I ve read in 2019 Everything is possibleTo be honest I wasn t really sure what to expect going into A Lesson In Thorns but I ve been really slumping inside my comfort zone and have been looking to expand my reading horizons in hopes of getting my mojo back I ve never thought of myself as a lover of literary fiction but I ve fallen in love with the genre over the past few months so why not give erotic romance a try I m no prude but I ve stayed away from the genre previously for the sole reason that I like my steamy sex to be mixed up with a bit of plot otherwise I lose interest This book was the perfect balance of sexy oh lawd help me and compulsive fantasy like mystery Plot wise we have a group of six friends who have gone their separate ways after experiencing a rather intimate childhood Proserpina or Poe as she not goes by is returning to her old friend Auden s sprawling country estate to help The Mistress Diaries (Pembroke Palace, digitalize the manor s library swoon and also find out what happened to her missing mom All of the friends are somehowrawn back to Thornchapel and what follows is a sensual somewhat mystical romp of ritualistic sexual awakening If you want The Amazing Adventures of Dietgirl diversity that feels natural here it is Our cast features a wide spectrum of race culture socioeconomic status but also of sexuality We have an extremely positive portrayal of polyamorous relationships BDSM and consent Bonus a really cool and honest portrayal of a character with narcolepsy without cataplexy The ending wraps things up nicely without leaving a huge cliffhanger but also leaves us ready and waiting for in the next installment Highly recommended to readers looking for a super sexy read that also features a compulsive mystery andelightful gothic atmosphere Thornchapel knows my name and the crooked corners of my heart and it wants me to make promises that I m going to keep EDIT Yes I id rop my rating to four stars I emailed the author and she was very kind and very respectful but she Dirty Deeds (Mechanics of Love, did confirm that all six of these characters are for sure bi but noteeply tied to their labels for this entire series I m going to be probably a little too real with you but this has been a really rough Pride for me in the book world In my real life I am so lucky to be accepted and supported as a pansexual and panromantic woman but the book world constantly makes me feel like I m a lesser version of bi and I can t take it any longer The fact that I am forced to try so very hard to see myself in literature to force myself in cutouts that apparently weren t made for me and just knowing that authors could so easily give me a breadcrumb of representation without having to Infinite Repeat (The Art of Lainey, do any work what so ever yet here I am crying over a romance book that refuses to acknowledge my ueer existence once again I m just tired friends and I m fed up and I can t believe that I ve still only read the word pansexual on page in about ten books for my entire life when I read and review 100 books a year I m sick of being erased I m sick of being not enough and I can t wait for theay when pan kids Chore Whore don t have to figure out what pansexual and panromantic mean in their 20 s because the book world proves over and over that we aren t worth the representation and that bisexual and biromantic should always be theefault for multiple gender attraction characters Thornchapel knows my name and the crooked corners of my heart and it wants me to make promises that I m going to keep Okay I m just going to be real with you all if you love The Secret History If We Were Villains andor Strange Grace but wish they were all sexually explicit Then this is the book for you This book is a love letter to polyamory without ever using the word This is ff mm mf and a whole lot of sexual group scenes The atmosphere of all three of those books are the same and a work of magic that most writers cannot craft but Sierra Simone The Forgotten Man Graphic Edition delivers and gave me a story that I ve been waiting for what feels like my whole life for This is ownvoices for the ueer representation and the narcolepsy representation I only recall the word bisexual used once by one character Beckett but besides that bisexual or pansexual is never used on page even though if pansexual is used on page in book two you will hear me screaming all the way from Vegas this I swear but all six characters express sexual attraction to multiple genders and the author is bisexual I have seen reviews that state all six characters are bi but I just believe in my heart that there is no way that all six MGA multiple gender attraction characters are bisexual I m sorry And if so that s not too inclusive and my pan self wouldn t want to read it to be real honest with you all A Lesson in Thorns is a story that follows six characters who stayed at a remote manor that is fallingown but is filled with secrets called Thornchapel when they were young The prologue of this book which I really recommend you read on shows them in the run The Female of the Species down chapel on the estate where they are performing a fake marriage And unexpectedly the bride ends up marrying two grooms Yet the actual story starts out many years later where all six of them are adults but they all have returned to Thornchapel for one reason or another I want him to be mine Or I want toeny him the right to ever call me his I want to heal him and I want to hurt him All because of one broken kiss Auden The heir Pan or bi and owner of Thornchapel ProsperpinaPoe The Witch Week (Chrestomanci, dreamer Pan or bi narcoleptic total submissive and just took a job at Thornchapel in the library but she is secretly trying to figure out what happened to her mother after a mysterious note is sent to her Becket The priest Bisexual and living his life for God Rebecca The genius Pan or bi Black and the Dom of myreams Delphine The socialite Pan or bi plus sized Instagram famous and engaged to Auden St Sebastian The saint Pan or bi biracial white and Mexican and feels like he ruins all the lives that he touches he wanted to shelter them from the rain and force them to kneel in the mud too and he Memory Boot Camp didn t know what it meant or why it was happening And when these six characters get together and get to re know each other secrets unfold and lives change Even though Poe is the main character each of these individuals feels completely fleshed out and each are on their own personal journeys toward happiness even if the road is very bumpy to get there But this is ultimately a book about finding yourself and your acceptance and happiness even if it feels like your life has already beenecided for you regardless of your wishes and wants It also showcases the importance of friendships and romantic relationships and how sometimes those lines can blur and sometimes they London Calling don t but sometimes they become something Also I am just really into polyamorous stories right now and I think that this one is really beautifullyone especially with the chilling atmosphere that leaves so much mystery in the air This story is truly has so many compelling elements it was just impossible to put Orchard Valley Grooms down I also want to briefly mention that I really love and value theiscussion this book has about the concept of virginity and what a stupid pedestal so many people place it on Also how virginity and losing it can mean so much than a penis going inside a vagina I really loved how this book handled that and I love how it completely shattered the stereotype of what it means to lose your virginity Be still my ueer heart Overall I just love Sierra Simone and I have enjoyed everything I ve read from her but A Lesson in Thorns is for sure my favorite This is such an inclusive novel from race sexuality and social and economic standings This book also talks about reclaiming your body after someone takes a piece of it while also Croma Venture: The Spiral Wars, Book 5 discussing that there are so many ways to heal from loss and hurt And I just think it is so wonderfullyone on top of being one of the sexiest things I ve read all year Like I will never be the same after that spin the bottle scene holy shit But I absolutely cannot wait to read Feast of Sparks this summer Blog Instagram Twitter Tumblr Youtube Twitch Content and trigger warnings talk of rape and assault in the past abandonment and loss of a loved one I read this for smutathon which is being hosted by Lainey and Riley Buddy read with Riley Jane Paloma. Unravelling into filthy holy pleasure and pain Together they awaken a fate that will either anoint them or leave them in ashes From the author of the USA Today bestselling New Camelot series comes an original fairy tale full of ancient mysteries lantern lit rituals jealousy money murder sacred torment and obsessions that last for lifetimes A Lesson in Thorns is the first of four books in the Thornchapel series.
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5 STARS The place claims you it knows your name and the crooked corners of your heart and you ve pledged yourself to it before you ve even realized what s happeningThornchapel knows my name and the crooked corners of my heart and it wants me to make promises that I m going to keep HypnotizingCaptivatingSpell bindingAll enrapturingThose are just some of the words that were running through my overly sensitized brain as I was reading this book No Not reading EXPERIENCING Because this isn t just a story you read It s one that unravels before your eyes with every turn of the page It s an out of body experience unlike any I ve ever had with any other book And I Rancher Daddy (Saddlers Prairie, don t even know how to begin to even TRY to review what I just read I want him to be mine Or I want toeny him the right to ever call me his I want to heal him and I want to hurt him All because of one broken kiss Truth be told I jumped at the chance to read this book way before it had so much as a blurb All I knew was that Sierra Simone wrote it and so I had to read it I went into it completely blind not knowing what to expect and if you were to take away one thing from my review it s this go into it in exactly the same way Trust me For the reason of allowing every reader out there to experience this book in exactly the same way I The Tycoons Very Personal Assistant did I m going to keep this review just as vague as the blurb And you ll thank me for it after I let him One Girl One Dream do anything I let him love me I The Amazing SAS d let him make me fall in love with him right back I admit that I m already in love with him I won t tell you who the main characters are I won t tell you how the romance evolves But I will tell you that there is most The Conquerors Lady / The Mercenarys Bride / His Enemys Daughter definitely a riveting romance at the heart of this storyThe story spins around six charactersThe heirThereamerThe priestThe geniusThe socialiteThe saintEach a uniue and broken soul in their own right Each one you will be Broken Prophecy dying to learn about Each that will capture your heart in their own wayThere s an added allure of something almostparanormal about this book There s aeep history that The Dangerous Debutante (Romney Marsh, drives what happens with these characters There are rituals love and pain jealousy and betrayal The story has this haunting auto to it that weaves its way around your heart andoesn t let you Surrender My Heart (Harts in Love, draw a breath until the last page It may take a vanilla reader out of their comfort zone at times It may make you uestion everything you just read And it will leave you with a reeling head and not knowing which end is upItWasAbsolutelyEPICIf you read one book this year make it this one Now if you ll excuse me I m off to rock myself in the corner with a bottle of vodka until the next book ARC courtesy of publisher in exchange for an honest reviewFind me on Hereamed and he burnedThornchapel waited And in a clearing in the woods in a church ruined by thorns and time something stirredSomething called all six of them by name Ahh hell This was so The Wedding Challenge (The Matchmaker dark sexyelicious mysterious and alluring I have no idea how Sierra Simone Quadruplets On The Doorstep did it but boy was this good I ve read plenty of smut in my life I m no stranger to breaking taboos and the idea of BDSM certainlyoesn t cause me to leg it so nothing that was written on the blurb of this book made me feel uncomfortable uite the contrary if anything it made me even curious I mean it s really rare to read about 6 characters that are all bi and enjoy the idea of ritualistic sex and BDSM Even rarer that one of them is actually a priest lol So was this as wild as I thought it would be Well nope Either I ve read way too much smut which is than just likely P or A Lesson in Thorns wasn t as shocking as I thought it would be I think for some of the sensitive readers out there this will break a lot of taboos for me it was nothing new though XD Anywayyy let s just say I m thoroughly tainted and get on with it Haha A kiss that was almost a bruise almost a bite and how he wanted both he wanted kissing and bruising and holding and biting and he wanted to shelter them from the rain and force them to kneel in the mud too and he Luke didn t know what it meant or why it was happening or even why they were letting him yank them close There were many things I loved about this and other things I considered to be kind of unrealistic but I suppose that s just one of those It s me not the book cases For instance I found it pretty unrealistic that four of those 6 characters were actually still virgins I mean seriously They are lusting after each other and constantly horny but four of them never had sex Not to mention that they are all about 22 or 23 years old Admittedly two of them had a very good reason to be virgins but Poe I find it hard to believe that a person is so into BDSM but never even slept with someone Usually you explore your sexuality first and then go into your own special brand of kink Just saying lol If this would have been a smut book I have booked it as particular appeal but since this was so much than that I just couldn t wrap my head around it Which brings me right to our six bi characters I couldn t help but loveAuden The Lord He wants both of them so much he thinks he might be entirely made up of want he thinks all his thorns are finally puncturing through his skin and out into the real world and everyone will see and they ll know His The Hero Next Door (Lighthouse Lane darkness and his light and all the twines and ravels of hisepraved thorny heart Poe The librarian Why am I so messy So eager I feel like an overgrown garden lush and crowded rioted and jumbled except instead of leaves and roots and petals I m jealousy and hunger and pain and thrillAll the bitter and all the sweet all mixed together Delphine The Star For a long time I was the only fat girl in my circle she says pensively Or even in the circle outside of that one I started the Instagram account because I needed to feel like all the parts of myself were real and that they were real at the same time that I was well A Bride For A Blue-Ribbon Cowboy dressed and interesting and cultured and fat St Sebastian The Saint Youon t know what it s like to see someone you care about someone you The Witnesses (Lancaster Burning d tear out a lung just to talk to and you can t You can t talk to them because what you veone to each other in the past is an iron oor without a lock between you Becket The Priest What are rules when God Himself has filled him with holy fireBecause the other thing he knows is that tonight is holy And he is a holy man Rebecca The Domina Normally Rebecca is all cool euanimity and analytical composure and she takes everything in stride with the possible exception of Delphine Nothing ever seems to isrupt her confidence apart from this snarl of hedge and gravel It was so amazing to read about people that are bi and comfortable with it They were all secure in their sexuality and I loved this so much You rarely see that in books and usually bi characters are always conflicted because they just iscover their sexuality Not in this book though They all knew what they liked even Becket and they stood by it and weren t ashamed of their esires It was such a refreshing take on things I couldn t help but love it 3 Give me characters that are okay with being bi For once it was no big The Best Revenge (Redstone, Incorporated deal and I was super happy with it If there is one thing that is to be criticized then it s the simple fact that at least one of them could have been pan too But that s me counting beans P Like you come to a place and instead of planting a flag and saying mine the place plants something in you The place claims you it knows your name and the crooked corners of your heart and you ve pledged yourself to it before you ve even realized what s happening And last but not least I loved LOVED LOVED and absolutely ADORED the atmosphere in this book Thornchapel was such an intriguing place and I would have loved to be there and toiscover its huge library and maze myself This place was Ranchers Perfect Baby Rescue described so vividly I found myself wanting to get lost in it There was something utterly charming and mysterious about it and I really wish a place like that would exist It felt like Cabeswater mystical andangerous at once and I think when people refer to this being the adult version of The Raven Cycle they are talking about Thornchapel and the intensity and love between the six MCs The chemistry between all of them was off the charts and I constantly found myself craving for XD Maybe it s the Silent Confessions dark pants clinging to his long thighs or the black shoes that give off aull gleam from the fire Maybe it s in the way he presses his long fingers under Saint s chin and lifts his face to his own Or maybe it s his expression intense and holy as he lowers his mouth and kisses St Sebastian Martinez on the lips I mean that kiss alone Give me Saint and Becket LOL It s probably bad that I want Becket to A Texas Holiday Miracle drop out of priesthood and to condemn his celibacy but seriously that man is not made to be alone That man needs to be loved just like Saint 3 I m sure most people will love Poe and Auden but if you ask me Saint and Becket were the most interesting characters of this book I admit I love to see of Delphine and Rebecca though Those two could be great together but I need than the few interactions they had And yes I m kinda own for the PoeAudenSaint love triangle as well lol Talk about feeling conflicted XD And his blame shifted to hate and the hate spread from the altar to the chapel to the grounds and the entire house itself Until the house s thorns and his thorns became one and the same and he knew if he could efeat one then he could be free of the other All told A Lesson in Thorns was a captivating mixture of The Note deliciousesire intense relationships beautiful mysteries and a than just steamy atmosphere Figuratively and uite literally speaking XD Do I even have to say that I ll read the second book Feast of Sparks soon Ahh this was The Loving Gift dark sexy mysterious and sort ofeliciousI loved the atmosphere of Thornchapel and all those 6 hot af characters lolDefinitel. When librarian Poe Markham takes the job at Thornchapel she only wants two things to stay away from Thornchapel’s tortured owner Auden Guest and to find out what happened to her mother twelve years ago It should be easy enough keep her head The Wildcatter down while she works in the house’s crumbling private library and while she huntsown any information as to why this remote manor tucked into the fog shrouded moors wo.
Y not a book to think about too hard but a book to experience PFull RTC soon XDTo all my still innocent readers how Bear Claw Lawman (Bear Claw Creek Crime Lab, did you even manage to stay innocent lolThis is going to be one of those ratherirty books so erm yeah better Her Nine Month Confession don t read the updates if you want to stay innocent To all my already tainted and corrupted readers to whom I obviously belong This is probably going to be right up your alley So enjoy the wild ride with me lol PTo everyone whooesn t belong to any of those two categoriesI was told this has 6 characters who are all bi 1 of them is a priest Orgies really orgies And apparently it s the adult A Southern Reunion dirty andark version of The Raven Boys So umm this was enough to make ME want to read it Maybe it s also for youAnyway it s been ages I last read any smut so here I come lol P Me making the conscious Let It Go decision to read erotica knowingamn well this is firmly outside my circle of interests and immediately regretting it I Charade of Hearts didn t sign up for this I mean Technically Iid sign up for this I justdidn t read the fine print incoherent mumbles Fine I The Yuletide Rescue (Alaskan Search and Rescue did read the fine print And I still signed itinhales Whyid I sign itThis is a glaringly obvious case of it s not you it s me It is me I m really just too asexual for this That said the book is Toward a Better Life definitely not without merit On a subtler level A Lesson in Thorns examines with grace and veracity the social construction of virginity affirms sex positivity and the choices others make regarding sex and completely annihilates the concept of heterosexuality being theefault It might not be the read for me but I Die Konigreiche Israel Und Juda Im 9. Jahrhundert V. Chr. do appreciate the uestions it asks and the important conversations itrags to the fore I ll start with the positive things I liked the cover writing I learned a lot of new and Schaums Outline of Microbiology, Second Edition difficult words I adored St Sebastian who is the reason for the second star otherwise I wouldn t have made it to the end because of all the ridiculous stuff I have to wrestle myself through and I liked the idea of the setting the house the maze the chapel That being said this book sighs To sum it up convenient The entire plot is convenient They even added some bad weather without really saying anything else about it aside from it being cold and the roads being bad as a reason for all of them to spend the night together Like I said convenient So here comes the bad stuff and the spoilers view spoilerFirst of all If the main character is called Proserpina and she needs a shorter nickname because who the fuck wants to read aifficult name like that 86 times Why would Poe be the the chosen name Why not Prose or Rose both would have be so much fitting or Ina for all I care It makes no senseSecond of all this book should have been called A Lesson in Convenient And Weird Plot Devices That Make Absolutely No Sense At All Or What s the fastest way to get 6 almost strangers to get it on in a sex ritual just for fun straight ahead apparently The 6 main characters have spent one summer together as kids They were around 10 years old if I m not mistaken at Thornchapel and now while the group After the Rubicon didn t really keep in touch at least not all of them they are all back at Thornchapel all for completely bogus reasons Even that felt forced and completely unnatural Other things that felt forced and unnatural Everybody and Io mean everybody aside from maybe the maid and the A Prescription for Murder dog Ion t know is bisexual The entire group of 6 people even their parents one of them even had a lovely chat about how her ad was once in love with another guy and that he also loved kinky stuff I never cringed harder in my life because who the fuck talks casually about sex with men and women like that with their ad and all those people are also really into BDSM and kink apparently it s a genetic thing then I had no idea And to top it off out of the 6 20 something people 3 of them were virgins and 1 of them Accounting for Taste didn t really have sex yet because she was raped One of them is a sub and one of them is aomme the rest Anarchist Modernism don t know what they are yet but trust me itoesn t take long for them to realize what they like The most ridiculous thing I read was when I found out that Poe had been into BDSM for as long as she could remember but she An Audience of Artists d never had sex She needs an orgasm aay to function But she s never had sex She thinks about sex constantly and is on the verge of humping the nearest leg at all times but she s never had sex REALLY Probably because most rituals reuire a virgin How convenientTo get things going we never really have bonding moments no we just go straight to a game of spin the bottle where very uickly Poe is on a A Dogs Head dude s lap with her ass in the air pantiesown and she is getting 35 hard slaps to earn a kiss from the person who had the bottle I The History of Cartography, Volume 3 don t know about you but hey whenever I m around friends and people Ion t really know I just love that fun part of the evening where you start spanking the living His Virgin Secretary daylights out of somebody s ass while playing spin the bottle NOT weird at all No that scene was an eye opener to all of them for some reason where everybody just went from a fun spank evening to LET S DO SOME RITUAL SEX Y ALL No my friends and me we play board games andrink wine which apparently makes us a very boring lot One side remark one of them is Instagram famous with 2 million followers if I m not mistaken And Bachelors and Bunnies during the spin the bottle scene Poe who is getting spanked with her pantiesown is across the lap of the fiancee of the influencer and she is in a room where she barely knows anybody and isn t worried about somebody taking a secret picture or video and posting it online If she has that many followers I think she s getting towards the bigger bucks Her entire online image could be Both Hands Tied destroyed by just one picture and the thoughtidn t even cross her mind What also bugged me about this book is that THAT girl was only there because she was engaged to Auden and right before the ritual they have conveniently again that word broken it off so that they could have sex with other people without cheating on each other Also just in time because Auden Poe and Saint are in love with each otherJust let me know at what point this book is starting to make sense to you because honest to god I Bread of Dreams don t see it The connection between the characters is supposed to beeep and meaningful but I m sorry one summer as 10 year old kids is in no way enough to fuck each other as a group 12 years later And another thing if why not is the answer to the uestion of why 6 people would Beth Sholom Synagogue do a ritual involving sex then Ion t think that explanation is good enough to see it through I like a little realism in my books in any genre I want the Calvinists Incorporated decisions and actions to make at least somewhat of sense even if Ion t agree with what the characters say Building Ideas do or think This was just some random things thrown together to make sure the story evolved into people getting naked This book could have made some sense if it was at least 700 pages longer But trust me there is no reason for them too the ritual in this book No reason at allEven the thing going on between Poe Saint and Auden Betting on Ideas didn t feel like it was built on any real foundation the 3 of them got fake married in the chapel as kids but that s where it ends so when people started claiming they were falling in love with the other it felt really rushed and underdevelopedThis book read like how people claim to read Playboy magazines oh but the articles are so interesting No this was just an excuse to get 6 people naked together like it was the most natural thing in the world Ion t care if you like men women or both you Cahokia do you and make sure you are happy but everything was so goddamn convenient and ridiculous and it made absolutely no sense hide spoiler 45 starsI m upsetti spaghetti that this book ended as soon as itid I went into this thinking it would be just vapid smut so boy was I surprised The writing in this is actually one of the most gorgeous styles I ve read all year and I m 100% gonna read from this author This had a great segmenting of smut versus actual plot and the actual plot was wait for it interesting I will admit that5 stars came off of the rating because it was a little confusing but it was an enchanting concept nonetheless I just wish there was Casuistry and Modern Ethics direction on why the characters wereoing what they were Chicago Neighborhoods and Suburbs doing because it felt a bit aimless and by the end of the book I forgot why the characters were so invested inoing this ritual Still I think this book is really modern in how it examines virginity and polyamory In between the sexy scenes there s so much angst and pining and it s my exact cup of tea I ve heard lots of negative things about book two but I m interested nonetheless to see where this goes not as wild as people saypros real kink shit lots of bi repcons poe was annoying saint was whiny auden was a pretentious lil cuck every sex scene or reason to justify the ritual sex felt like watching a bad porn The realization that everyone right now is probably throbbing with the need to come shivers over me and I have a brief fantasy of all of them every last one of them using my body to sate themselves with My mouth and my tight cunt and everything until every last person is spent and loose Ms Simone you filthy Back to the Breast dirty brilliant woman After several cold showers Ion t really know where to even begin with this beautifully screwed up story This was so enrapturing and stunningly sexy to the point where I can t even begin to tell you what it s about sigh I Composing the Soul didn t know the premise of the story when I started and I enjoyed it even because of it Just trust that you should go into this blind and open your mind to all the foul andirty creations that Sierra Simone very magically Consumed devises There are certain trigger warnings that the author posteduring the cover reveal that is perhaps all you need to know CONTENT WARNING pretty boys pouting and staring at the rain old library filled to th. Uld be the last place her mother was seen alive But Thornchapel has other plans for her As Poe begins uncovering the house’s secrets both new and old she’s also pulled into the seductive elegant world of Auden and his friends and rawn to Auden’s worst enemy the beautiful and brooding St Sebastian And as Thornchapel slowly tightens its coil of truths and lies around them Poe Auden and St Sebastian start.