Temeraire: Throne of Jade, Part 2

In Part 2 of Throne of Jade, the voyage is starting to put strain on certain friendships – and even Laurence and Temeraire aren’t above it. On top of this, there’s trouble brewing for them among the Chinese…

This review is brought to you by eye-narrowing levels of suspicion. Spoiler alert!

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[Review] Whitehall, S1E5: “The Rules of the Game”

In this episode of Whitehall, there are some new faces at court, and unrest over the Catholic queen is growing.

This review is brought to you by the banging of my head against the desk. With spoilers!

Rules of the Game

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SF/F Read Alongs: Any Other Name, Part 3

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In Part 3 of Any Other Name, Cathy meets Lord Iris, Will makes a terrible decision, and Sam’s marital problems turn out to be more sinister than he imagined.

Our host this week is Lynn at Lynn’s Book Blog, as we cover chapters 14 to 20. Spoilers below!

Content/trigger warning: for discussion of non-consensual drugging and rape.

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Temeraire: Throne of Jade, Part 1

The reading of the second book in the Temeraire series, Throne of Jade, has begun!

In Part 1 of Throne of Jade, we pick up where book 1 left off – addressing the matter of Temeraire’s mistaken dragon identity. There’s also a pretty big mess of international politics to sort through – bigger than Laurence imagined…

This review is brought to you by completely unfair amounts of emotional tension. Spoilers ahoy!

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[Review] Whitehall, S1E4: “Wit In All Languages”

In this episode of Whitehall, Charles makes another bold move in his stand-off with Catherine – and Catherine holds her ground, but not quite the way anyone expected.

Let’s discuss Whitehall.

Content warning: For discussion of racism and sexual harassment.

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SF/F Read Alongs: Any Other Name, Part 2

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In this part of Any Other Name, Cathy might be uncovering a plot larger than anyone realised, while her manners and behaviour manage to surprise Will – in a good way…

Our host this week is imyril at x + 1, and we’re covering chapters 7 to 14. Mind the spoilers below!

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Temeraire Read Along: Temeraire, Part 4

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In the fourth and final part of Temeraire, a brush with betrayal and a personal loss leave everyone’s balance upset, and the British and French forces finally meet in battle.

This review was brought to you by a whirlwind of grief, terror and awe.

Spoiler alert!

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SF/F Read Alongs: Any Other Name, Part 1

In the first part of Any Other Name, we get some surprising character insights where we perhaps weren’t expecting them. We also get some tentative forward progress – and yet not – with the newly married Cathy and Will. It’s all very complicated…

I’ve got the hosting duty this week as we cover chapters 1 to 6, so let’s get to the questions – and mind the spoilers!

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[Review] Whitehall, S1E3: “In His Blindness”

In this episode, Catherine shows her backbone while Charles is revealed to have much less of one, and through Barbara, Restorationist society shows its deeper, uglier colours.

Let’s discuss Whitehall.

Content warning: for discussion of racism and Stockholm syndrome.

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Temeraire Read Along: Schedule for Throne of Jade

Right then, friends and dragon enthusiasts! We’ve almost reached the end of book 1 of the Temeraire series, and that means it’s time to organise the readings for Book 2, Throne of Jade! Here’s my schedule.

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