Between Two Thorns: The Split Worlds - Book One
Beautiful and nuanced as it is dangerous, the manners of Regency and Victorian England blend into a scintillating fusion of urban fantasy and court intrigue. Between Mundanus, the world of humans, and Exilium, the world of the Fae, lies the Nether, a mirror-world where the social structure of... show more
Beautiful and nuanced as it is dangerous, the manners of Regency and Victorian England blend into a scintillating fusion of urban fantasy and court intrigue.
Between Mundanus, the world of humans, and Exilium, the world of the Fae, lies the Nether, a mirror-world where the social structure of 19th-century England is preserved by Fae-touched families who remain loyal to their ageless masters. Born into this world is Catherine Rhoeas-Papaver, who escapes it all to live a normal life in Mundanus, free from her parents and the strictures of Fae-touched society. But now she’s being dragged back to face an arranged marriage, along with all the high society trappings it entails.
Crossing paths with Cathy is Max, an Arbiter of the Split Worlds treaty with a dislocated soul who polices the boundaries between the worlds, keeping innocents safe from the Fae. After a spree of kidnappings and the murder of his fellow Arbiters, Max is forced to enlist Cathy’s help in unravelling a high-profile disappearance within the Nether. Getting involved in the machinations of the Fae, however, may prove fatal to all involved.
Publish date: February 23rd 2016
Pages no: 332
Edition language: English
Series: The Split Worlds (#1)
I reread this because I thought a rereading might be good before continuing on with the series since I have a tendency to forget things. Also, I was curious what it would be like to have Emma Newman narrate her own book. Her narration was good but not quite as...enthusiastic? as I was expecting afte...
Series: Split Worlds #1 Cathy is from a fae-touched family and she’s run away to live in Mundanus, our world. Her family wants her back, though, so she’s dragged kicking and screaming (more or less) back to their home in the Nether, which is between the normal world and the world of the Fae. Nethe...
This is an original and entertaining urban / cross-over fantasy of manners. I enjoyed it for skimming the angst in favour of dipping into poisonous social interactions, and I very much enjoyed the arbitrary viciousness of the Fae. That said, I didn't really warm to any of the core characters - findi...
I started reading this because I have just been absolutely spun by Emma Newman's Planetfall, which is going to be up for like a million awards, mark my words. Planetfall is fucking aces. I had Ms Newman's Between Two Thorns in my ereader, along with its sequel, because I'd requested them a million y...
When I finished this I breathed a sigh of relief. I really enjoy Emma Newman's Tea and Jeopardy podcast and desperately hoped that I would also like her book, and I did.The story opens with Sam, trying to find somewhere to relieve his bladder after a night involving too much alcohol, which ends up w...