SF/F Read Alongs: Red Seas Under Red Skies, Part 4

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In Part 4 of Red Seas Under Red Skies, the Poison Orchid reaches Port Prodigal. Intrigue ensues…

This week’s host is imyril at x + 1, and we’re covering chapters 11 to 13. Spoilers below!

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Temeraire Read Along: Temeraire, Part 2

In Part 2 of Temeraire, Will’s arrival in Scotland brings intense training, the need for several attitude adjustments, and a particularly ugly moral quandary.

This review was brought to you by many eye-rolls and a big dose of outrage. Will contain spoilers.

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SF/F Read Alongs: Between Two Thorns, Part 3

In Part 3 of Between Two Thorns, Will gets drawn into a Rosa family feud, the plot thickens for Sam, and Cathy shows her mettle when she’s forced to help him and the Sorceror solve a problem – by way of meeting with Lord Poppy…

This week we’re covering chapters 19 to 25, with questions from imyril at x + 1. Spoilers aplenty below!

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[Review] Whitehall, S1E1: “Embarkations”

There’s a new serial being served up from Serial Box, and that means it’s time for a new regular review feature from me!

NOTE: These reviews will contain episode spoilers.

The year is 1662. Charles II has been restored to his rightful throne in England, and his marriage to Catherine of Braganza is all but official. In Portugal, Catherine’s people love her for doing her duty and saving them from the destruction of a war with Spain. In England, however, the people are more enamored of Barbara Palmer, Countess of Castlemaine and the King’s mistress. His very pregnant mistress.

The Restoration is in full, glorious swing. How will the arrival of a sheltered Catholic queen upset the merry balance?

Let’s discuss Whitehall.

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SF/F Read Alongs: Red Seas Under Red Skies, Part 3

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In the third part of Red Seas Under Red Skies, undertaking piracy proves even more difficult than Locke and Jean expected; they are schooled rather mercilessly on how actual pirates do things; and we get a few surprises from both new and established characters – some interesting, some rather unnerving…

This week our questions are provided by Sarah at The Illustrated Page as we read chapters 7 to 10. You can find the complete schedule for the Read Along hereSpoilers ahoy!

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Temeraire Read Along: Temeraire, Part 1

In Part 1 of Temeraire, Captain Will Laurence of His Majesty’s Navy has his secure and steady future turned completely upside down by the (initially) unwanted addition of one very charming baby dragon. As they get to know each other, however, the prospect of having a Dragon Bro doesn’t seem so very bad…

This review is brought to you by MY BROKEN YET DELIGHTED HEART.

(Spoiler alert.)

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SF/F Read Alongs: Between Two Thorns, Part 2

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In the second part of Between Two Thorns, we’re introduced to William Reticulata-Iris, Max and Ekstrand dig deeper into the attack on the Cloister and turn up some alarming – and confusing – information, and Cathy makes her third and final wish…

This week our host is Anya at On Starships and Dragonwings as we read chapters 10 to 18. You can find the complete Read Along schedule here. Beware spoilers!

Trigger warning: for discussion of domestic and emotional abuse.

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SF/F Read Alongs: Kushiel’s Justice, Part 9

In the ninth and final part of Kushiel’s Justice, Imriel must deal with several farewells and also some reunions, before returning home – first to Alba, and finally to Terre d’Ange … and Sidonie.

This week the questions are posed by Susan at Dab of Darkness, as we read chapters 66 to the end of the book. Spoilers abound!

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SF/F Read Alongs: Red Seas Under Red Skies, Part 2

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It’s false-facing, Captain, but not as we know it…

Things get more intense than ever before as the Requin game levels up, only for the Gentlemen Bastards to be set a harder task by the Archon: they’re off to sea to start a war! Oh, and they can’t quit the Requin game or miss their arranged check-ins. If they do miss them, they die a slow horrible death by poison. And if they quit … well. We all dread to think.

This part of Red Seas Under Red Skies features high stress, nautical language, and a strict lesson on the importance of kittens.

Here be spoilers.

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SF/F Read Alongs: Kushiel’s Justice, Part 8

We have come to this book’s finale, and though some matters are resolved, important questions still remain to be answered…

Our host this week is Allie at Tethyan Books, as we discuss chapter 57 through to the end of the book. Spoilers aplenty below!

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