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Ink and Steel: A Novel of the Promethean Age (The Stratford Man duology, book 1)

By Elizabeth Bear

Ink and Steel: A Novel of the Promethean Age (The Stratford Man duology, book 1)

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Started reading:
2010-09-26 19:53:15
Finished reading:
2010-10-02 11:47:47

Review

Rating: Unrated

Jumping back and forth between Elizabethan London and the court of Faerie, this work of historical fantasy captures the language and events following the “murder” of Kit Marley (AKA Christopher Marlowe) and his succession by William Shakespeare as the poet for a faction of sorcerers whose magic keeps Queen Elizabeth and the realm safe. The personages are well-done and the “what if” elements about what Kit Marley writes and does from Faerie is fascinating, as are the roles of others such as the satirist Ben Jonson.

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