Friday, May 22, 2009
Charles Stross, The Revolution Business (Book Five of the Merchant Princes)
Do not read this book if you have not read the first four.
In Book One, The Clan Corporate, Miriam finds a necklace with a knot design in a box left by her Mother. Looking at the knot transports her to a parallel Earth and her adventures start. Miriam finds that she is a world walker, one of the few who can travel between the different worlds. With each book the world building becomes more complex. By The Revolution Business there are four parallel worlds populated by their own set of characters. The world walkers have used their ability unwisely and the consequences of that decision are coming home to roost in Book Five.
The characters in The Revolution Business move from world to world with actions that set the scene for the next book. I like the series and while I did find this book rather slow everything seems to be in place for The Trade of Queens, the final book in the series.
TOR published The Revolution Business by Charles Stross in 2009.
The books in the Merchant Princes series are:
The Clan Corporate
The Family Trade
The Hidden Family
The Merchants War
The Revolution Business
The Trade of Queens is due out April, 2010