Seasons one of Tremontaine, Bookburners, and ReMade are also going to be on sale through April 5th. I’m not that familiar with ReMade (though I know it’s young adult science fiction), but I’ve reviewed season one of Tremontaine and season one of Bookburners. They’re both a lot of fun. Tremontaine is a queer fantasy of manners, and Bookburners is an urban fantasy story with one of my all time favorite writers, Max Gladstone.
In other Serial Box news, they’ve got a new story called Born to the Blade that I’m more than half-way interested in.
Youth. Ambition. Power. Oda no Michiko and Kris Denn have much of the first two, and crave the last. To get it, all they must do is survive. For centuries, the Warder’s Circle on the neutral islands of Twaa-Fei has given the nations of the sky a way to avoid war, as their chosen warders settle disputes through magical duels of blade and sigil. But that peace is on the edge of crumbling, crushed between the aggression of the Mertikan Empire and the determination of the still-free nations to not be consumed. Twaa-Fei may be neutral, but it is also home to a million intrigues, schemes, and deadly intentions. Michiko and Kris arrive in this treacherous world together, bladecrafters eager to serve their countries — Michiko as a junior warder for Katuke, a vassal of the empire, Kris as an upstart challenging to win a seat for his home, Rumika, in the Circle. But before the young bladecrafters have even settled in, a power struggle erupts, a man’s head is parted from his shoulders, and every good thing Michiko thinks she knows about the empire comes into question. A storm is coming, and Kris and Michiko stand at its eye. Will it bind the nations of the sky together… or tear it apart?
The synopsis is fairly standard fantasy. It’s the author line up that really got my attention: Micheal R. Underwood, Marie Brenan, Malka Older, and Cassandra Khraw. I really like what I’ve read by Cassandra Kraw in the way of short fiction, so Born to the Blade is something to look forward to!
Of course, there’s also some Serial Box stories I’m behind on. I really enjoyed the first season of The Witch Who Came in from the Cold, but I haven’t gotten around to the second yet.
And then there’s The Fisher of Bone by Sarah Gailey! Sarah Gailey’s another author who’s work I enjoy, so I keep meaning to get to The Fisher of Bones. Plus, the entire first season’s free, so I really have no excuse.
Are you familiar with any of these stories? Any your interested in? Let me know in the comments!