Feisty, smart and not afraid to voice her opinions, nineteen year-old Tamara Swift is way ahead of her time.
Sister to William, Tamara is an actively manages the family's estate and business, but she has also developed a secret second career.
Under a pseudonym, she is the author of very early penny dreadfuls - lurid tales of mystery and horror distributed as pamphlets.
Though she loves her brother, there has always been a certain amount of sibling rivalry between them, partially due to her chafing beneath the gender disparity of the era. As is the custom of her time and station, Tamara cannot leave the Swift estate without a male chaperone, while William is free to do as he pleases.
The favourite of her grandfather Ludlow, she shares his love of life and playful nature. Though she is terrified of the horrifying truths revealed by her grandfather and chilled by the burden of responsibility that her inheritance has placed upon her, she will not ignore her legacy.
Tamara has the courage, fortitude and intellect to take on the very great role she has inherited. Sir Ludlow had faith in her, and by nature, Tamara Swift has faith in herself.