Marilee J. Layman (mjlayman) wrote,
Marilee J. Layman

This journal has been placed in memorial status. New entries cannot be posted to it.

The Merchants' War by Charlie Stross

This is the fourth book in The Merchant Princes. The others, reviewed, are: The Family Trade, The Hidden Family, and The Clan Corporate.

We left the last book with the explosion at the royal palace and that's where we start in this one. Miriam manages to escape to world two and evade capture until she is halfway across the country with the assistance of Burgeson. There, Brill kills the captors and rescues her. Other plot threads involve Huw trying to change the knot pattern to find other worlds to worldwalk to and what he finds there, plus the Pretender's assault on the worldwalkers to solidify his throne. He may be a Pervert, but he knows what he's doing.

We are, once again, left in the middle of a story so I will be eagerly awaiting the mmpb of the next book, The Revolution Business. It will be a while, since the hardcover is coming out in April! Still highly recommended, although you may want to buy now and read when the last/sixth book is published.
Tags: books

  • More Excitement

    I went to the Kaiser Fair Oaks office on Thursday to have my knee checked, but I had a massive headache. I got put into an ambulance, taken to a…

  • My Arthritis is Eating My Knee

    Or something similar: Yesterday I woke up, moved so my feet were over the side of the bed, put my hands on the bed and pushed. When I stood up, my…

  • Junie Can Open Doors!

    I tried to post this yesterday, but the circle just kept going around. I was in the kitchen and saw her reaching up to the workroom door -- where…

  • Post a new comment


    default userpic
    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.