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Merchant Princes #5: The Revolution Businessby Charles Stross
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Things are going badly for the Clan in this SF novel of the Merchant Princes, the immensely popular series by Charles Stross. Locked in a vicious civil war for control over the kingdom of Niejwein, their army is bottled up inside a fortress under siege in two parallel universes at once. Duke Angbard, the Clans leader, has been laid low by a stroke: plotters are already conspiring in readiness for the deadly dance to come.
Miriam, rescued from a tight spot in New Britain, finds the hopes of the young, progressive faction focused on her. But do they want her as a leader or a figurehead? She soon finds herself thrown into a desperate struggle for power. Meanwhile, unbeknownst to the Clan, researchers working for the US government have achieved a technological breakthrough.
The world-building in this series is simply superb, in other words--it is engaging, crystal-clear and disturbingly real . . . ["The Revolution Business"] is fast-paced and engrossing--SciFi.com.
Politics, intrigue, and striking plot twists make this story a compelling read. The fast-paced and complex interpersonal and political maneuvering will leave readers hard-pressed to put this book down before finding out how it ends.--"Romantic Times BOOKreviews."
About the Author
CHARLES STROSS lives in Edinburgh, Scotland.
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