Wednesday, August 29, 2007

The Clan Corporate - Charles Stross

Hierarchical hardball.

This is really just as good as the others, but an obvious part of a series. Miriam makes some mistakes, running into the royal spymaster. Breeding plans for her are afoot by the 'old bitches' as her mother and the King call them.

Further complicating the plot, Matthias' defection in the last book has left a US alphabet soup agency force with the knowledge and Clan hostages to enable them to start making inroads into the situation. They are terrified of people teleporting nuclear weapons.

Then, it all gets a bit Guns of Avalon if you like.

4 out of 5

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