Friday 28 June 2013

FANTASY REVIEW: The Revolution Trade - Charles Stoss

Release Date: 06/06/13
Publisher:  Orbit


For one ex-journalist, the nightmare has just begun Miriam Beckstein has said goodbye to her comfort zone. The transition from journalist to captive in an alternative timeline was challenging to say the least. As was discovering her long-lost family, the Clan, were world-skipping assassins. Now civil war rages in her adopted home, she's pregnant with the heir to their throne and a splinter-group want her on their side of a desperate power struggle. But as a leader or figurehead? Meanwhile, unknown to the Clan, the US government is on to them and preparing to exploit this knowledge. But it hadn't foreseen a dissident Clan faction carrying nuclear devices between worlds - with the US President in their sights. The War on Terror is about to go transdimensional. But Mike Fleming, CIA agent, knows the most terrifying secret of all. His government's true intentions.


The third and final compendium of Charles Merchant Princes titles and as with the others it’s a series that has been a joy to revisit as not only is it a cracking set of stories but its also for me the one that put the author on my favoured authors TBR pile. (The one that’s raided before anything else.)

As with the others the prose is sharp, the pace wonderful and when added to a plotline that keeps the reader guessing as well as trying to catch up in quite a few places all round gave me a blissful feeling as I turned each page. All round a cracking story and one that I was more than happy to revisit. Great stuff.

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