by Nicky Drayden


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ISBN-13: 9780062493057
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 08/07/2018
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 256,877
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

 Nicky Drayden’s short fiction has appeared in publications such as Shimmer and Space and Time. She is a systems analyst and resides in Austin, Texas, where being weird is highly encouraged, if not required. Her debut novel, The Prey of Gods, was a best of the year pick by Book Riot, Vulture, and RT Book Reviews.

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Temper: A Novel 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
OliviaSitter More than 1 year ago
Set in a world rich with its own mythology and traditions, Temper sets the stage for a unique speculative fiction romp. In a society where people have preordained vices and virtues split between twins, it is inevitable for one twin to be superior to the other. Tied together through a magical bond called proximity, twins need to remain close to each other or face physical and psychological ramifications, and when the lesser twins face prejudices daily, tensions run high between siblings. Our main character, Auben, has six vices and only one virtue, causing him much grief in the way society views him. Regardless of growing apart, his love for his twin, Kasim, is strong. Even when he begins hearing a voice whisper to him, Auben tries to fight its cruel and impulsive suggestions. Auben must decide whether he can trust Kasim with his problems, or if this is something he must suss out on his own. Drayden's rich world caught my attention right away, and her penchant for letting the wolrdbuilding happen organically lends to the mystique of Auben's plight. Chock full of humor, quick-paced dialogue, and graphic violence, Temper is an exciting fantasy to read. However, I found the ending left many details and threads hanging where I wanted the problems neatly tied up. Regardless, Temper was an entertaining read for fans of fantasy, steampunk, and mythology.