Dymion Gately confronts the world in duels of wits. As a bastard, he believes his family’s love and devotion may be a lie. His peers fulfill their ambitions and profit from legacies; yet he stands at the crossroads of youth and manhood with no purpose, no expectations, no arrangements to marry or enter a profession.
Fortunately, a potential suitor and a new friend arrive to unlock possibilities for Dymion’s future. Unfortunately, life also opens a Pandora’s box of chaos. Because even privilege has a price.
The Seat of Gately employs Victorian flare to create an alternate supernatural world. Unconventional and explicit desires overcome lost hearts with comedic and tragic consequences. In a society where etiquette rules, scandals destroy, and magic schemes, neither race nor gender can prevent the clever from achieving the greatest heights.