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Hell and Earth

by Elizabeth Bear

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  romsfuulynn | Apr 28, 2013 |
All of the reversals, betrayals, unexpected good fortune, and tragic love a girl could ask for. The Stratford Man as a whole turns out to be a thoughtful exploration of love and loyalty and the nature of storytelling, and comes out to a perfectly satisfying conclusion.

There are some particularly good bits regarding Lucifer - his motives, his methods, and his philosophy, presented wrapped in some rather stunning language and imagery. The Elizabethan idiom throughout worked really well for me - it was a nice compromise between readability and accuracy. Lovely overall, and now I have to go find the rest of the Promethean Age books. ( )
  JeremyPreacher | Mar 30, 2013 |
Very satisfying read, as I've come to expect from Bear. While the intrigues could have been explained a bit more (especially on the fae side), I felt a kinship with the characters who were never quite certain as to what was going on. There was much less angst about who might be doing whom in this volume than in the last, which was a relief. ( )
  BellaMiaow | May 29, 2012 |
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Touchstone: If thou beest not damn'd for this, the devil himself will have no shepherds; I cannot see how else thou shouldst scape.
– WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE, As You Like It, Act III, scene ii
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This book is dedicated to William Shakespeare, Christofer Marley, and Benjamin Jonson--a glover's boy, a cobbler's son, and a bricklayer's redheaded stepchild--for building the narrative foundations upon which we poor moderns now twist our own stories, as Ovid and others laid flagstones for them.

May this humble effort honor their memories, and what they have left us.
William Shakespeare
Christopher Marlowe
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London had never seemed so gray and chill, but Will was warm enough in the corner by the fire, at the Mermaid Tavern.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0451462181, Paperback)

The reigns of two Queens in two different worlds may come to an end. In the iron world, conspiracy and subterfuge within England's royal courts threaten Elizabeth's power. In the Faerie realm, Mab, bound by magic to her sister sovereign, finds herself weakened as well. Now, the fate of two worlds lies in the hands of two clever wordsmiths...

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"Two queens sit on two thrones in two different worlds, and their reigns may come to an end. In the iron world, conspiracy and subterfuge within England's royal courts continue to threaten Elizabeth's power. In the Faerie realm, Mab, bound by magic to her sister sovereign, finds herself weakened as well. Now the fate of two worlds lies in the hands of two clever wordsmiths ..." "Kit Marley and William Shakespeare are playwrights in the service of Her Majesty, employed by the Prometheus Club. Their words, infused with magic, empower Elizabeth's rule. But some of the Prometheans, composed of England's most influential men and mages, have dissenting ideas about how best to serve the nation - and usurping the queen is not out of the question.""Able to walk in both worlds, Kit desperately seeks allies to aid him in his mission to protect both Elizabeth and Mab - only to encounter enemies, mortal and monster, who will stop at nothing to usher in a new age. But despite the might of his adversaries, Kit possesses more power than even he can possibly imagine."--BOOK JACKET.… (more)

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