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Valour and Vanity - Mary Robinette Kowal
Valour and Vanity
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Format: ebook
ISBN: 9781466808393 (146680839X)
Publisher: Tor Books
Pages no: 320
Edition language: English
Series: Glamourist Histories (#4)
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Papyrus to Datapad
Papyrus to Datapad rated it
5.0 Valour and Vanity
Once again, Kowal has shifted the type of novel she is writing with the fourth book in her award winning series. If the first was an Austen Regency Romance, the second Austen crossed with Bernard Cornwall and the third a more purely historical novel filled with politics and family, then this fourth ...
Stop Making Sense
Stop Making Sense rated it
3.5 Jane Austen Does Ocean's Twelve
(not Eleven, Twelve--the one where they rob an Italian museum of a Faberge egg and leave a replica in its place).So, if you've read the other Glamourist History books, you know what to expect re: Regency language, mores, manners, etc. But what this one adds are large streaks of humor and hijinks. It...
teaandbooks
teaandbooks rated it
2.0 A letdown from her previous efforts.
Jane and Vincent are are still married, still together and still using glamour. This time, their adventures take them to Italy, Lord Byron (yes, THAT Lord Byron), and more mystery, intrigue and possibly scandal. The book starts off with a bang as the ship Jane and Vincent travel on are boarded by....
Shelf Reflection
Shelf Reflection rated it
4.0 Valour and Vanity by Mary Robinette Kowal
(Description nicked from B&N.com.) “After Melody's wedding, the Ellsworths and Vincents accompany the young couple on their tour of the continent. Jane and Vincent plan to separate from the party and travel to Murano to study with glassblowers there, but their ship is set upon by Barbary corsairs ...
Olga Godim
Olga Godim rated it
4.0 Glamour and swindle in Venice
Big publishers (like Tor, who published this book) have an annoying custom to let their marketing departments dictate their titles. Sometimes it works, but other times, it doesn’t. It didn’t work for this novel. The title the marketers came up with – Valour and Vanity – is too generic, while the nov...
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