“Narrator Tuppence Middleton offers distinct, character-appropriate voices to engage listeners, from a lord’s sneer as he disinherits his half-sister for being mixed-race to Orkney Islands brogue […] An excellent pick for fans of Naomi Novik.” – Library Journal
October 1840. A young woman staggers alone through a forest in the English countryside as a huge pair of impossible wings rip themselves from her shoulders. In London, rumors of a fallen angel cause a frenzy across the city, and a surgeon desperate for fame and fortune finds himself in the grips of a dangerous obsession, one that will place the women he seeks in the most terrible danger… The Gifts is an astonishing novel, a spellbinding tale told through five different perspectives and set against the luminous backdrop of nineteenth-century London. It explores science, nature and religion, enlightenment, the role of women in society, and the dark danger of ambition.