Serial Box Updates! Tremontaine! Bookburners!

Remember how I reviewed each episode of season three Tremontaine and Bookburners? Well, they’ve now been bundled together into omnibuses! Head over to the Serial Box site for more information. 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),…

Review of Tremontaine: “A City’s Favor”

Tremontaine: “A City’s Favor” by Racheline Maltese, Tessa Gratton, Joel Derfner, Karen Lord, Ellen Kushner, and Paul Witcover. Season three, episode 13. Welcome to the final episode of Tremontaine, season three. It’s been one heck of a ride, and I’m going to miss these weekly posts. Before I get too weepy about the end of the…

Review of Tremontaine: “Surrounded” by Joel Derfner

Tremontaine: “Surrounded” by Joel Derner. Season three, episode 12. “Surrounded” may very well be my favorite episode of season three. Unless episode thirteen pulls out some really spectacular moves, that is. The action of “Surrounded” centers around an attack on Rafe’s school.  The university students who’ve been graffiti his walls and breaking his windows have…

Review of Tremontaine: “Dragon Rampant” by Karen Lord

Tremontaine: “Dragon Rampant” by Karen Lord. Season three, episode 11. “Dragon Rampant” opens with a funeral for an unnamed person of great importance before flashing back two weeks. Florian’s father wants justice for his son’s brutal beating. He appears utterly unaware of what Florian’s been up to and why he might have been targeted. Anyway,…

Review of Tremontaine: “Blur of Bright Water” by Tessa Gratton

Tremontaine: “A Blur of Bright Water” by Tessa Gratton. Season three, episode 10. Tremontaine is a fantasy of manners serial story with a queer cast. In this episode, there is much ado about Florian. Okay, so I’m not a Florian fan. And honestly, even within Tremontaine, I don’t think anyone actually likes Florian. Rafe used to, but…

Review of Tremontaine: “Sword and Spirit” by Karen Lord

Tremontaine: Sword and Spirit by Karen Lord. Season three, episode 9. I really loved this episode! We’re getting towards the end of the season, and things are heating up. I’m going to start with Kaab, since her story line is still a mostly separate from the rest of the cast (side note — I wonder…

Review of Tremontaine: “Behind the Mask” by Joel Derfner

Tremontaine: “Behind the Mask” by Joel Derfner. Season three, episode 8. Lots happens in this newest episode of Tremontaine, the queer fantasy of manners story from Serial Box. First off, someone tried to kill Tess. That’s literally how the episode opens. Luckily, Tess lived through it, but it puts a whole new degree of urgency into…

Review of Tremontaine: “My Life for Your Life” by Tessa Gratton

Tremontaine: “My Life for Your Life” by Tessa Gratton. Season three, episode 6. Break out the party hats! Rafe say’s he’s done with Florian! Now let’s just hope he sticks to it and doesn’t get swayed by Florian’s pretty face again. I think it’s fairly likely Rafe will kept to his “no more Florian” vow. For…

Review of Tremontaine: “Every Face a Forgery” by Paul Witcover

Tremontaine: “Every Face a Forgery” by Paul Witcover. Season three, episode five. Lots happens in today’s episode! Rafe has some successes with his school; he’s found a possible building. He’s also realizing that Florian has got some issues. However, I don’t think Rafe yet has any clue of the depth and breadth of Florian’s “issues.”…

Review of Tremontaine: “Night of the Flames” by Joel Derfner

Tremontaine: “Night of the Flames” by Joel Derfner. Season three, episode 4. The siege of Riverside has ended, and everything is back to normal, or so it appears. This episode takes place during the night of the flames, a holiday I can recall from The Fall of the Kings. It’s a raucous celebration relating to life…

Review of Tremontaine: The Bridge by Karen Lord

Tremontaine: “The Bridge” by Karen Lord. Season three, episode 3. Riverside is still under siege. The residents had assumed that the City Watch would leave after a day or so, but nope. They’re still not letting anyone in or out. And the residents of Riverside are getting anxious — every day the siege continues, they’re…