History Literature / TheMerchantPrincesSeries

19th Nov '16 1:09:27 AM Ramidel
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** Brilliana and Olga, on the other hand, have no such limitations.

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** Brilliana and Olga, on the other hand, have no such limitations. In the Gruinmarkt, marksmanship is considered [[AcceptableFeminineGoalsAndTraits a womanly virtue]], one that both women had instilled into them by their conservative fathers.
10th Sep '16 8:47:00 AM cstross
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The series was originally planned as four very long books, but the publisher got cold feet about the length of the books and insisted [[ExecutiveMeddling they be broken up into multiple volumes]]. The six books published so far started out as the first two books of the original plan. Stross is currently writing the "next generation" sequels (''Dark State'', ''Black Sky'', and ''Invisible Sun'').

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The series was originally planned as four very long books, but the publisher got cold feet about the length of the books and insisted [[ExecutiveMeddling they be broken up into multiple volumes]]. The six books published so far started out as the first two books of the original plan. Stross is currently writing the "next generation" sequels (''Dark (''Empire Games'', ''Dark State'', ''Black Sky'', and ''Invisible Sun'').
Sun''), scheduled for publication from January 2017-2019.
19th Nov '15 3:38:35 AM Ramidel
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* ZeppelinsFromAnotherWorld: New Britain has very advanced zeppelin technology in lieu of heavier-than-air flight.
4th May '15 11:55:53 AM Fireblood
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* AlternateHistory: each AU has a place where they diverged from normal Earth.

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* AlternateHistory: each Each AU has a place where they diverged from normal Earth.



* AlternateUniverse: and there isn't just one; by book five, a number of others have been documented.

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* AlternateUniverse: and And there isn't just one; by book five, a number of others have been documented.



* BewareTheNiceOnes: they might be in the intelligence service, after all. Or Clan security. Or FTO, or a number of groups.

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* BewareTheNiceOnes: they They might be in the intelligence service, after all. Or Clan security. Or FTO, or a number of groups.



* BigScrewedUpFamily: the entire series is the epitome of this trope.

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* BigScrewedUpFamily: the The entire series is the epitome of this trope.



* ChangelingFantasy: deconstructed harshly. Miriam is secretly a noblewoman with magical powers from a medieval-type world, ''and it sucks''. Also in that [[spoiler: Miriam's "adopted mother" turns out to be her real mother.]]

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* ChangelingFantasy: deconstructed Deconstructed harshly. Miriam is secretly a noblewoman with magical powers from a medieval-type world, ''and it sucks''. Also in that [[spoiler: Miriam's "adopted mother" turns out to be her real mother.]]
23rd Mar '15 9:55:22 PM nombretomado
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** On a lighter note, Miriam's friend who happens to have some legal training usually has some words of wisdom, often a bit off kilter, which she prefaces with [[FearAndLoathingInLasVegas "As your attorney I advise you to..."]]

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** On a lighter note, Miriam's friend who happens to have some legal training usually has some words of wisdom, often a bit off kilter, which she prefaces with [[FearAndLoathingInLasVegas [[Literature/FearAndLoathingInLasVegas "As your attorney I advise you to..."]]
23rd Mar '14 5:18:22 PM LentilSandEater
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* ConvenientMiscarriage: somewhat subverted in that in some ways, it isn't all that convenient. Nice for [[spoiler: Miriam]] personally, not so much for politics.

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* ConvenientMiscarriage: somewhat subverted Downplayed in that in some ways, it isn't all that convenient. Nice for [[spoiler: Miriam]] personally, not so much for politics.
23rd Mar '14 5:17:46 PM LentilSandEater
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* ActionGirl: slightly subverted - Miriam can't take anyone down during a fight, but she sure shoots people who try to kill her and doesn't wait to be rescued.

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* ActionGirl: slightly subverted - Miriam Downplayed with Miriam, she can't take anyone down during a fight, but she sure shoots people who try to kill her and doesn't wait to be rescued.
17th Jan '14 9:17:22 PM ATimson
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** This was ''vastly'' toned down in the 2012 editions. [[spoiler:Cheney gets named a half-dozen times in volume 2, with almost three dozen namings in volume three.]]
1st Jan '14 1:51:31 PM CaptainCrowbar
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A {{Fantasy}} series by Creator/CharlesStross, about a journalist named Miriam Beckstein who finds an AlternateUniverse stuck in MedievalStasis where her long-lost family are powerful traders who can travel between dimensions. There are six books so far: ''The Family Trade'' (2004), ''The Hidden Family'' (2005), ''The Clan Corporate'' (2006), ''The Merchants' War'' (2007), ''The Revolution Business'' (2009), and ''The Trade of Queens'' (2010). A new edition is in preparation that combines them into three volumes (''The Bloodline Feud'', ''The Traders War'', and ''The Revolution Trade''), with some minor changes to the text.

The series was originally planned as four very long books, but the publisher got cold feet about the length of the books and insisted [[ExecutiveMeddling they be broken up into multiple volumes]]. The six books published so far started out as the first two books of the original plan. Stross revealed in his blog that he plans to start work on the "next generation" sequels soon.

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A {{Fantasy}} series by Creator/CharlesStross, about a journalist named Miriam Beckstein who finds an AlternateUniverse stuck in MedievalStasis where her long-lost family are powerful traders who can travel between dimensions. There are six books so far: ''The Family Trade'' (2004), ''The Hidden Family'' (2005), ''The Clan Corporate'' (2006), ''The Merchants' War'' (2007), ''The Revolution Business'' (2009), and ''The Trade of Queens'' (2010). A They are now available in a new edition is in preparation that combines them into three volumes (''The Bloodline Feud'', ''The Traders War'', and ''The Revolution Trade''), with some minor changes to the text.

The series was originally planned as four very long books, but the publisher got cold feet about the length of the books and insisted [[ExecutiveMeddling they be broken up into multiple volumes]]. The six books published so far started out as the first two books of the original plan. Stross revealed in his blog that he plans to start work on is currently writing the "next generation" sequels soon.
(''Dark State'', ''Black Sky'', and ''Invisible Sun'').
7th Dec '13 5:25:04 PM Dalillama
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** Angbard is often referred to as the [[Music/DavidBowie Thin White Duke]]
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