Welcome to the Tremontaine Blog Tour! I fell in love with serialized fiction with Geek Actually, and so now I am all over it! So yeah, it’s the week of serials! Today you will find my spoiler-free review of season 1 episode 1 of Tremontaine in celebration of the release of the 3rd season! Be sure to enter for a chance to win the complete first season below!
Tremontaine by Ellen Kushner, Joel Derfner, Karen Lord, Delia Sherman, Racheline Maltese, Paul Witcover, Tessa Gratton, and Liz duffy Adams
Publication:October 11th, 2017; Serial Box
Formats:eBook & audiobook
Find it: Season 1 Amazon, Season 2 Amazon, Season 3 Episode 1 Amazon, Season 3 Episode 2, Season 3 Episode 3 Amazon, iBooks, Season 1 iBooks, Season 2 iBooks, Season 3 Episode 1 iBooks, Season 3 Episode 2 iBooks, Season 3 Episode 3 iBooks, Serial Box
Since launching last year, serial fiction startup Serial Box has been featured from coast to coast including stories on NPR, Wired, BuzzFeed and i09. Serial Box was called “a godsend for a niche market of readers” by The Chicago Tribune.
As one of the flagship serials from Serial Box with tens of thousands of readers across multiple platforms, Tremontaine has made waves in the serial, LGBTQ, and fan fiction community.
Tremontaine introduces readers to a world where ambition, love affairs, and rivalries dance with deadly results. In this serial, Ellen Kushner and a team of writers return readers to the world of scandal and swordplay introduced in her cult-classic novel Swordspoint. Readers familiar with the series will find a welcome homecoming while new fans will learn what makes Riverside a place they will want to visit again and again. Tremontaine follows Diane, Duchess Tremontaine, whose beauty is matched only by her cunning; Rafe Fenton, a handsome young scholar with more passion than sense; Ixkaab Balam, a tradeswoman from afar with skill for swords and secrets; and Micah, a gentle genius whose discoveries herald revolution. Sparks fly as these four lives intersect in a world where politics is everything, and outcasts are the tastemakers.
Team-written by some of today’s most exciting authors, Tremontaine season 3 is brought to you by Ellen Kushner, Joel Derfner, Karen Lord, Delia Sherman, Racheline Maltese, Paul Witcover, Tessa Gratton, and Liz duffy Adams.
Tremontaine is an interesting read and after just the first episode, Arrivals, I know I will want to read more! With the serialized format it was easy to consume the first installment, and I already have a grasp for the world and the 3 lead characters we get points of view from. Each character is well developed and each have their own voice, and I love that they are all woman!
First we meet Diana, the Dutchess of Tremontaine, who is running her husband’s estate, all the while their funds are running low, she tries to maintain their status. I can feel myself thinking she is not a nice woman, but I still like her so far. Then there is Ixkaab Balam, a young heir to a chocolate traders fortune and arrives on the trade ship to Riverside to stir up some trouble it seems! She is also a queer woman of color, so yay for that. Lastly, we meet Micah, a farmer’s daughter who is very smart, a bit of a math savant and maybe even a bit of a card shark!
As of this point we do not know how their paths will intersect, but I know I am looking forward to reading more!
About Seral Box:
A new kind of publishing company for a new age.
While technology has rapidly evolved, the way publishers and writers bring books to readers really hasn’t. Storytelling in TV has become more sophisticated and multilayered, podcasts have risen to mainstream media status—but ebooks are just books on digital devices, not easier, more fun, or more social than they were before.
Serial Box is here to change all of that: artfully blending together the best of series television and the convenience of ebooks and audiobooks to bring readers a new form of story telling. Releasing fiction serials over the course of 10-16 week seasons, Serial Box is about delivering addictive episodes straight to the user’s digital device to be read or listened to anytime, anywhere.
Taking a few pages from the world of television, Serial Box hires a team of a talented and award-winning writers to collaborate on each serial, pulling the best ideas to develop great characters and craft a narrative that captivates readers over the course of the season. A new ensemble of writers works on each series, so each will vary in genre and length, but they’ll always be entertaining page-turners that keep you wondering what will happen in next week’s episode.
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