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Review: Swordspoint by Ellen Kushner

“Let the fairy tale begin on a winter’s morning, then, with one drop of blood new-fallen on the ivory snow: a drop as bright as a clear-cut ruby, red as the single spot of claret on the lace cuff.

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Serial Box

Serial Box is a new form pf publishing that purports to take the concept of a television season and bring it to the book world. The serials are created by an author and then co-written with a team, much like a writers room for a tv show. 355 more words


Thomas the Rhymer

I wonder if this book wasn’t actually particularly great–it was just first.

The fairy queen is sexually voracious, willing to abduct a mortal man for seven years. 128 more words

The Queen and the Goddess: Top 10 Reads of 2015

The Queen and the Goddess: Top 10 Reads of 2015

  1. The Privilege of the Sword – Ellen Kushner

  2. The White Queen – Philippa Gregory

  3. Musketeer Space – Tansy Rayner Roberts…

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Swordspoint Review (2015 SFF Reading Challenge 5/10)


(The World of Riverside #1)
By: Ellen Kushner
First published in 1987
Book 5/10 of my 2015 SFF Reading Challenge

This classic melodrama of manners, filled with remarkable plot twists and unexpected humor, takes fantasy to an unprecedented level of elegant writing and scintillating wit. 750 more words


Review - The Privilege of the Sword

The Privilege of the Sword (Riverside No.2) – Ellen Kushner

Bantam Books, 2006

For as long as she can remember, Katherine’s uncle Alec Campion – better known in the city as the dissolute and debauched Mad Duke Tremontaine – has been waging a legal battle against her family, reducing them into tighter and tighter financial straits. 219 more words


Special Announcement: Final Odyssey Online Course Deadline +New Podcasts

Thank you to all those who have registered for the winter online writing classes with Jeanne Cavelos and Barbara Ashford!

There is still time to register for “Point of View: The Intersection of Character and Plot,” taught by… 469 more words