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The Escapement of Blackledge

Sunday, November 13, 2016

The Escapement of Blackledge (2016) Mary Robinette Kowal

the-escapement-of-blackledgeSet in alternate Regency London

The Duke of Blackledge does NOT want to attend his coming-of-age birthday party, however, his mother is insistent. But there is only so much he can take, so he escapes to his laboratory where he works on his automatons, only to find an unexpected surprise.

Helena Troyes is trying to get back her inheritance and her name, but in the meantime, has been working as an acrobat and living with her adopted mother and father.

This story is set in the same world as Mary Robinette Kowal’s Glamourists series, but was written and published as an elaborate April Fool’s day joke, which I think it just lovely.

This is a boinking book, so if you’re interested in sampling her writing, this isn’t necessarily the best example, even though it is delightful.
Rating: 7.5/10

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