Tag Archives: Regency Fantasy

Of Noble Family

18873823Title: Of Noble Family
Author: Mary Robinette Kowal
Series: Glamourist Histories, book 5
Genre: Historical fantasy, manner punk, comedy of manners

Opening sentence:

The presence of an infant in any gathering offers all the substance for conversation on might require.

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His Majesty’s Dragon

His Majesty's DragonTitle: His Majesty’s Dragon
Author: Naomi Novik
Series: Temeraire book 1
Genre: Historical fantasy, alternative history

First of all, I can’t believe I have not reviewed His Majesty’s Dragon. I head it on my trip to Amsterdam earlier in the month and I liked it enough to order the second book as soon as I had wifi at the hotel, so that I could listen to the second one on the trip home (long bus rides).

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Day 10, story 10: The Fire Gown

full_firegownTitle: The Fire Gown
Author: Michael Swanwick
Series: The Mongolian Wizard
Published: tor.com 2012
Genre: Fantasy, gas light fantasy, alternative history, mystery
Length: 4743 words, short story
Reading time: 24 min

I read this as part of my reading challenge: 25 short stories in 25 days.

This is the second story set in a the world that was started with the story: The Mongolian Wizard, which I read around Christmas last year. I remember thinking when I read the first story that what it was a great shame that there was not a novel set in this universe, so I was very happy when I found out that Swanwick had written more stories in it.

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Sorcery & Cecelia or The Enchanted Chocolate Pot

SorceryCecelia_mech.inddTitle: Sorcery & Cecelia: or The Enchanted Chocolate Pot
Series: Cecelia and Kate
Author:   & 
Published: 1988 by Ace
Young Adult
Pages: 326 pages
Status: First reading, August 09 to 12, 2012
Genre: Historical fantasy, gaslight fantasy, alternative history, regency era, letter novel

Ops this somehow got published before I finished writing it, so now here it is again with the actuarial review there and not just a placeholder
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Glamourist Histories


Title:   & 
Series: Glamourist Histories
Published: 2010 to 2013 by Tor Books
Status: First reading, November 11 – 13
Genre: Gaslight fantasy, regency era, historical fantasy, alternate history, fantasy of manners

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