( Toggle may not function in email and some feed readers.)
| Author: Ellen Kushner
| Genre: Fantasy of Manners
| Content: Dueling, M/M Romance
| ISBN-10: 0553585495
| ISBN-13: 9780553585490
| Publisher: Spectra (February 4, 2003)
| Mass Market Paperback: 368 pages
| Cover Artist: Thomas Canty
| Source: Personal copy
| Read an Excerpt
| Rating: 4/5 Stars
This was my first experience with a Fantasy of Manners. Honestly I thought it was a review description, not an entire genre. I picked this book up solely because (A) it was listed as fantasy and (B) I love secondary worlds with swords. Imagine my surprise when I discovered there was not a trace of anything magical, mythical, or mystical to be found in its pages.
And by the time I realized this, I could have cared less. It was the story itself that was magical.