Riverside
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    Tremontaine, Season One: 13 Book Series, Box Set | Ellen Kushner, Alaya Dawn Johnson, Malinda Lo, Joel Derfner, Racheline Maltese, Patty Bryant

    Tremontaine, Season One: 13 Book Series, Box Set

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Ellen Kushner, Alaya Dawn Johnson, Malinda Lo, and others
    • Narrated By Katherine Kellgren, Nick Sullivan, Sarah Mollo-Christensen
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    In a city that never was, sex, scandal, and swordplay combine in a melodrama of manners that takes listeners to a world inspired by Elizabethan London, 18th century Paris, and 1980s New York City. Sexuality is fluid, politics is everything, and outcasts are the tastemakers. Intrigue is afoot when a Duchess, a scholar, a swordswoman, and a genius, are brought together by long-buried lies and truths that cannot be denied.

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    Swordspoint: A Melodrama of Manners | Ellen Kushner

    Swordspoint: A Melodrama of Manners

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Ellen Kushner
    • Narrated By Ellen Kushner, Dion Graham, Katherine Kellgren, and others
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    On the treacherous streets of Riverside, a man lives and dies by the sword. Even the nobles on the Hill turn to duels to settle their disputes. Within this elite, dangerous world, Richard St. Vier is the undisputed master, as skilled as he is ruthless--until a death by the sword is met with outrage instead of awe, and the city discovers that the line between hero and villain can be altered in the blink of an eye.

    Witty and sophisticated fantasy

    I LOVED this book. A fully realized fantasy world without some kind of magic is quite a novelty and this really works. The differences between the ric..Show More »

    Reviewed on 04 June 2014 by Beccameriel (London, United Kingdom)
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    The Privilege of the Sword | Ellen Kushner

    The Privilege of the Sword

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Ellen Kushner
    • Narrated By Ellen Kushner, Barbara Rosenblat, Felicia Day, and others
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    Award-winning author, narrator, and screenwriter Neil Gaiman personally selected this book, and, using the tools of the Audiobook Creation Exchange (ACX), cast the narrators and produced this work for his audiobook label, Neil Gaiman Presents. In this exciting new "illuminated production", the author herself reads her own work, supported by a full cast.

    Teenage swordswoman loose in Riverside

    It's just occurred to me that these books: Swordspoint, The Privilege of the Sword, The Fall of the Kings, would make a great TV series. It's such a ..Show More »

    Reviewed on 30 October 2014 by Beccameriel (London, United Kingdom)
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    The Fall of the Kings | Ellen Kushner, Delia Sherman

    The Fall of the Kings

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Ellen Kushner, Delia Sherman
    • Narrated By Ellen Kushner, Nick Sullivan, Neil Gaiman, and others
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    This stunning follow-up to Ellen Kushner's cult-classic novel Swordspoint is set in the same world of labyrinthine intrigue, where sharp swords and even sharper wits rule. Against a rich tapestry of artists and aristocrats, students, strumpets, and spies, a gentleman and a scholar will find themselves playing out an ancient drama destined to explode their society's smug view of itself - and reveal that sometimes the best price of uncovering history is being forced to repeat it....

    Intriguing and witty return to Riverside

    Gosh I love these books. Having established an unusual fantasy world without magic in the previous two books, the magic of the old kingdom may be maki..Show More »

    Reviewed on 30 October 2014 by Beccameriel (London, United Kingdom)