Marilee J. Layman (mjlayman) wrote,
Marilee J. Layman
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Half A Crown by Jo Walton

This is the last piece of the Small Change trilogy. I reviewed Farthing and Ha'penny.

This is the most closely intense book of the three. The chapters alternate Carmichael, now head of The Watch, with his ward, Elvira, whom he's sent to school and is now being readied to be presented to the Queen. London is preparing for a global peace conference and someone has let the Duke of Windsor back into the country. It appears that the Duke is fomenting rebellion and Carmichael's enemies take this opportunity to hit him via Elvira and his man, Jack. There are some very scary periods and a surprising ending. This whole trilogy is highly recommended.
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