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Tremontaine: What the River Wants

As the weather improves, the River is still running high. Up on the Hill, Diane is finding her latest affair unexpectedly satisfying; but in the City, Rafe is given cause for concern by his new lover. In Riverside, Kaab and Tess make peace, former lovers finally able to be just good friends.

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Tremontaine: What Light in the Houses Beneath the Earth?

The weather is finally showing signs of improving, but feelings are running as high as the river. As we reach the middle of the season, the waters are poised to rearrange everything we know…

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Tremontaine: The Turning of the Tide

The University is mourning the loss of an esteemed Doctor. Rafe is mourning the death of a friend – and of his dream of being published. But up on the Hill, there’s hope for the future as Diane and Esha bring fresh perspectives to their challenges. And down in Riverside, Everly has the most unlikely of visitors…

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Bite-size Books: In the Vanishers’ Palace

Book cover: In the Vanishers Palace - Aliette de Bodard (a woman in peach clothing running down stairs - or are they coils - under a dragons watchful eye)The Vanishers left the world in tatters. The waters are poisoned, disease is rampant, lives are balanced against value and need. The elders give Yên to a dragon as payment for a healing; but what value can a failed scholar have to an immortal spirit? What need can an unwanted peasant girl fulfil?

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Tremontaine: A World of Change

The rain may have stopped, but there’s nothing but bad news and ominous developments in the City. As the final season takes shape, it’s set to threaten everything we hold dear.

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Tremontaine: Building Bridges

While Esha, Diane and Kaab make the case for change and new ways of thinking, they face opposition from the Hill right down to Riverside from those with a vested interest in keeping things the way they are. The stakes may vary, but the game is getting very, very personal…

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Tremontaine: What Goes Up…

It’s all celebrations and disasters this week. Diane and Kaab are tempted to question just how secure they are in their recent successes. Rafe is left questioning how well he knows a dear friend – and Tess must confront the murky underside of progress…

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Tremontaine: Potential

Welcome back to a City in the grip of progress. Driven by the vision of the Duchess Tremontaine. Enriched by the commercial success of the Kinwiinik led by Ixkaab Balam. Enlightened by the intellectual patronage of Far-Reza. Made – day by day, page by page – more equal by the open door policy of Rafe Fenton’s City Academy. Rain-soaked and miserable after a wet season. What new challenges lie ahead in this final season of my beloved serial?

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Tremontaine Season Three: round-up

With the Final Season just around the corner, I have finally managed to finish Season Three. It’s taken me an awfully long time to get back to Tremontaine, but Season Three more than stands up to a reread: if anything, it’s better second time around. Time for a look at the final four episodes before all our hearts are (probably) ripped to pieces this autumn…

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Bite-size Books: The Citadel of Weeping Pearls

Book cover: The Citadel of Weeping Pearls - Aliette de Bodard (an Asian woman in flowing red dress sits on a dragon throne against a backdrop of stars and towers. Seriously gorgeous, this one)The Empress ordered her fleets to destroy the Citadel of Weeping Pearls and its ruler – her daughter – for fear of the weapons their unusual science was creating. But the Citadel disappeared. 30 years later, with war looming against an enemy who can turn their mindships against them, can the Bright Princess be found – and persuaded to come home?

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Born to the Blade (1.11): All the Nations of the Sky

War has been declared. Closely-guarded secrets are being made public. The rules of engagement are battered if not broken. Can Kris summon the Warders’ Circle one last time and broker a peace with Quloo now they have evidence of Mertika’s treachery?
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Top Ten Tuesday: novellas

Top Ten Tuesday is was created by The Broke and the Bookish, and is now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. It’s all about books, lists and sharing the love we have of both with our bookish friends. This week, we’re talking about novellas – a dear love of mine, so I’m excited to share some recent favourites. Books glorious books…

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