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Up-and-coming fantasist Mary Robinette Kowal enchanted fans with her novels Shades of Milk and Honey and Glamour in Glass, which introduced Regency glamourists Jane and David Vincent. In Without a Summer, Jane and Vincent take a break from their international travels. But in a world where magic is real, nothing—even the domestic sphere—is quite what it seems.

 

After a dramatic trip to Belgium, Jane and Vincent go to Long Parkmeade to spend time with Janes family, but quickly turn restless. The spring is unseasonably cold, and no one wants to be outside. Mr. Ellsworth is concerned by the harvest, since a poor one may imperil Melodys dowry. And Melody has concerns of her own, given an inadequate selection of eligible bachelors locally.

 

When Jane and Vincent receive a commission from a prominent London family, they take it, and bring Melody with them. They hope the change of scenery will do her good and her marriage prospects—and mood—will be brighter in London. Talk here frequently turns to increased unemployment of coldmongers and riots in nearby villages by Luddites concerned that their way of life is becoming untenable. With each passing day, its more difficult to avoid getting embroiled in the intrigue, which does not really help Melodys chances for romance. It doesnt take long for Jane to Vincent realize that in addition to arranging a wedding, they must take on one small task: solving a crisis of national proportions.

About the Author

MARY ROBINETTE KOWAL was the 2008 recipient of the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer and a Hugo winner for her story “For Want of a Nail.” Her short fiction has appeared in Strange Horizons, Asimovs, and several Years Best anthologies. She also writes the Glamourist History series, which began with Shades of Milk and Honey. A professional puppeteer and voice actor, she spent five years touring nationally with puppet theaters. She lives in Chicago with her husband Rob and many manual typewriters.

 

Product Details

ISBN:
9780765334176
Author:
Kowal, Mary Robinette
Publisher:
Tor Books
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-Fantasy-Historical
Subject:
Fantasy - General
Subject:
Fantasy - Historical
Subject:
magical realism
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20140331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
8.18 x 5.82 x 1 in 1 lb

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