The Bloodline Feud

The Bloodline Feud

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Boston journalist Miriam, known as Countess Helge Thorold-Hjorth to her alternate-world family, applies modern business and scientific practices to three different timelines with unexpected consequences.

McMillan Palgrave

The Bloodline Feud: an omnibus edition of the first two novels in Charles Stross's The Merchant Princes series

The six families of the Clan rule the kingdom of Gruinmarkt from behind the scenes. They are a mixture of nobility and criminal conspirators whose power to walk between their world and ours makes them rich in both.

Miriam, a hip tech journalist from Boston, discovers her alternate-world relatives with explosive results that shake three worlds. Now, as the prodigal Countess Helge Thorold-Hjorth, she finds herself ensnared in schemes and plots centuries in the making. She is surrounded by unlikely allies, lethal contraband, and—most dangerous of all—her family.

To avoid a slippery slope down to an unmarked grave, Miriam must build a power base of her own—with unexpected consequences for three different time lines, including the quasi-Victorian one exploited by the hidden family.

Publisher: New York : Tor, 2014, c2013
Edition: 1st U.S. ed
ISBN: 9780765378668
Branch Call Number: FANTASY STR
Characteristics: 563 p. ;,21 cm.


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Jun 30, 2015

As the cover quote says, this book is great fun. The plot twists, turns, and action keep you reading all night, but the characters and subjects are deep and well thought out. Stross is among the best in contemporary adult fiction. I'm a fan of Scalzi, Bujold, Martin, Hobb, Briggs, and now, Stross.

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