HomeGroupsTalkZeitgeist
This site uses cookies to deliver our services, improve performance, for analytics, and (if not signed in) for advertising. By using LibraryThing you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your use of the site and services is subject to these policies and terms.
Hide this

Results from Google Books

Click on a thumbnail to go to Google Books.

Tremontaine by Ellen Kushner
Loading...

Tremontaine (edition 2017)

by Ellen Kushner (Editor), Kathleen Jennings (Illustrator), Ellen Kushner (Contributor), Alaya Dawn Johnson (Contributor), Joel Derfner (Contributor)4 more, Malinda Lo (Contributor), Racheline Maltese (Contributor), Paul Witcover (Contributor), Patty Bryant (Contributor)

MembersReviewsPopularityAverage ratingMentions
837145,226 (4.05)7
Member:macsbrains
Title:Tremontaine
Authors:Ellen Kushner (Editor)
Other authors:Kathleen Jennings (Illustrator), Ellen Kushner (Contributor), Alaya Dawn Johnson (Contributor), Joel Derfner (Contributor), Malinda Lo (Contributor)3 more, Racheline Maltese (Contributor), Paul Witcover (Contributor), Patty Bryant (Contributor)
Info:Saga Press (2017)
Collections:Your library
Rating:
Tags:@Unshelved, Fantasy, Fantasy of Manners, Mannerpunk, glbt, Swordsmen, Short Stories, Anthology, Dux Femina Facti, #Edit Info

Work details

Tremontaine Season One by Ellen Kushner

None.

Loading...

Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you'll like this book.

No current Talk conversations about this book.

» See also 7 mentions

Showing 1-5 of 7 (next | show all)
writer and editor Ellen Kushner once wrote a neat little trilogy which was a fantasy of manners about an unnamed city, two parts of which were called The Hill and Riverside. all this time later, along comes a prequel, written in installments by a number of writers, with Ellen Kushner writing the framing (first and last) episodes of the 'season'. it's compulsively readable on every stage, and the season story is pretty good too. the relationships are mostly same-sex, the world is mostly a variant of ours in a exotica of colours and flavours, one of the strongest components being a contingent of mayan traders in Europe. there's an intriguing female villain, a University of self-involved characters on the verge of growing up, and there's an autistic young mathematician who is quite endearing. it's quite long, but i read it in a day, because i could hardly put it down. still some unblendy parts, where the various writers are not equally good, or have not meshed styles sufficiently, but time will fix that. in the meantime, long may it continue. ( )
  macha | Jan 15, 2018 |
If you're a fan of Ellen Kushner's "Swordspoint" books, you will like this. I don't know how Kushner got 5 different people to write "episodes" and make the result read as if a single mind had written it, but she did. Gives a lot of backstory for the other books (Swordspoint, The Privilege of the Sword), and significantly longer without feeling padded. ( )
  Jawin | Dec 29, 2017 |
Chocolate as currency, swashbuckling women with swords, lively Mesoamerican traders, unremarkable queerness, a fantasy of manners -- as marvelous as light quasi-fantasy fare can be.

Tremontaine is set in the world of Swordspoint, though fifteen years earlier, and it is written as a weekly serial by authors including Malindo Lo and Ellen Kushner herself. Though the plot is more mundane than I'd expected from the opening chapters, I found myself pulled back again and again due to the atmospherics and the characterization. A duke pulled into an affair, a duchess struggling to keep her position, a farm girl who earns money gambling to pay for her friends and study of mathematics, a disgraced spy-merchant having a love affair with a forger in the bad part of town -- what's not to enjoy? ( )
  pammab | Jul 8, 2017 |
fantasy, short stories, duchesses, 2017 ( )
  readinggeek451 | May 15, 2017 |
Showing 1-5 of 7 (next | show all)
no reviews | add a review

» Add other authors

Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Ellen Kushnerprimary authorall editionscalculated
Bryant, Pattymain authorall editionsconfirmed
Derfner, Joelmain authorall editionsconfirmed
Johnson, Alaya Dawnmain authorall editionsconfirmed
Lo, Malindamain authorall editionsconfirmed
Maltese, Rachelinemain authorall editionsconfirmed
Witcover, Paulmain authorall editionsconfirmed
Gibbs, ChristopherCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Jennings, KathleenIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Series (with order)
Canonical title
Original title
Alternative titles
Original publication date
People/Characters
Important places
Important events
Related movies
Awards and honors
Epigraph
Dedication
First words
Quotations
Usually she found it restful, talking to idiots; it required so little of her actual attention.
Last words
Disambiguation notice
Publisher's editors
Blurbers
Publisher series
Original language

References to this work on external resources.

Wikipedia in English

None

Book description
Haiku summary

No descriptions found.

No library descriptions found.

Quick Links

Popular covers

Rating

Average: (4.05)
0.5
1
1.5
2
2.5
3 1
3.5
4 7
4.5 3
5

Is this you?

Become a LibraryThing Author.

 

About | Contact | Privacy/Terms | Help/FAQs | Blog | Store | APIs | TinyCat | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | Common Knowledge | 125,538,186 books! | Top bar: Always visible