Whiskey And Water [NOOK Book]

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Seven years ago, Matthew Magus gave everything for his city: his brother, his honor, his good right hand. He won the end of an age-old war between the Iron World and the realms of Faerie.

Now, an uneasy truce reigns in New York. When that truce is shattered by the Fae murder of a young woman, Matthew will be forced to seek the help of old adversaries and new allies—including a Renaissance poet kidnapped by faeries and a murderous ocean ...
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Whiskey And Water

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Overview

Seven years ago, Matthew Magus gave everything for his city: his brother, his honor, his good right hand. He won the end of an age-old war between the Iron World and the realms of Faerie.

Now, an uneasy truce reigns in New York. When that truce is shattered by the Fae murder of a young woman, Matthew will be forced to seek the help of old adversaries and new allies—including a Renaissance poet kidnapped by faeries and a murderous ocean spirit—in order to prevent outright war. And his investigation will lead him to the palace of the greatest Adversary of all.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940150288362
  • Publisher: Sobbing Squonk Press
  • Publication date: 12/18/2014
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 501 KB

Meet the Author

Elizabeth Bear was born on the same day as Frodo and Bilbo Baggins, but in a different year.When coupled with a childhood tendency to read the dictionary for fun, this led her inevitably to penury, intransigence, and the writing of speculative fiction. She is the Hugo, Sturgeon, Locus, and Campbell Award winning author of 26 novels and over a hundred short stories. Her dog lives in Massachusetts; her partner, writer Scott Lynch, lives in Wisconsin. She spends a lot of time on planes.
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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    terrific urban fantasy

    Seven years has passed since Matthew survived the BLOOD AND IRON escapades when most of his loyal allies died and many of those who did not betrayed him. Matthew has come back from his war to save the land of Faerie to his hometown of New York City where he has vowed to protect the residents from the malevolent practitioners of dark magic and their otherworldly minion. However, his enemy in Faerie realm Jane Andraste has started a new scheme to destroy her only formidable adversary Matthew before she begins her second attempt at taking power. She arranges for Matthew to be more than just a party of interest in a murder she insures New York¿s finest have evidence to lock Matthew away for quite a long time until it would prove too late for him to stop her. When he struggles with mundane matters in the Big Apple pertaining to a homicide investigation, Jane begins her coup in Faerie land. --- This is a terrific urban fantasy in which the hero has troubles on two planes as his archenemy has tied him up in New York City with the police wanting to question him as their prime suspect in a homicide while in the faerie realm, Jane¿s coup d¿etat has commenced. Readers will appreciate this cleverly designed and well written sequel as Matthew prays more people he cares about survive his latest encounter with the malevolent Jane who does not worry about collateral damage. The murder investigation brings a plausible reality to this delightful tale filled with all sorts of otherworldly species as Matthew and Jane face off in round two. --- Harriet Klausner

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 24, 2011

    HIstory and fantasy

    History and fantasy melded perfectly

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  • Posted December 25, 2008

    Whiskey and Water

    The second installment of the Promethean Age series takes place seven years after the end of Book 1, Blood and Iron. As with the first book, Whiskey and Water provides a fresh and complex view of Faerie, with flawed and often morally ambiguous characters. Old favorites from the first book such as Elaine Andraste, Matthew Schcegielniak (however you spell his last name), Ian MacNeill, Jane Andraste, Carel Bierce (a.k.a. Merlin) and Morgan le Fay return, while many new characters are also introduced. Elaine Andraste, perhaps my favorite character from Blood and Iron, largely lost my sympathy in Whiskey and Water, mainly due to the fact that, having given up her soul in Book 1, she has ceased to have human emotions and become largely cold and Fae. While the plotline is an interesting one, as a character it makes her far less sympathetic to the reader. Matthew Schcegielniak, on the other hand, remains largely unchanged since Book 1. His plotlines are interesting and he remains a sympathetic character. For a character whose importance and power was made so much of in Book 1, Carel Bierce remains strangely underdeveloped in Whiskey and Water. Presumably she is using her power for Faerie, but this is largely not seen. Her relationship with Matthew is also largely neglected.<BR/>Many new characters are also introduced, and Bear juggles far more subplots than in Book 1. Of these, my favorite is probably Christopher Marlowe (or Marley) who manages to hold my interest largely simply by being Christopher Marlowe, but also by having some of the more interesting plotlines in the book, involving (SPOILERS!) a duel with Elaine Andraste and his relationship with Lucifer Morningstar (his conversations with Lucifer are probably the most enjoyable and thought-provoking dialogue of the book). His friendship with Matthew is also an unexpected and enjoyable plotline. <BR/>Other newly introduced characters do not all fare as well. Christian, a Mage who appears to have been recruited by Jane Andraste as a replacement for Matthew, is revealed (SPOILERS! In fact, if you don't want spoilers, just stop reading now!) to be a devil of some sort. His motives and loyalties remain unclear, and his relationship with Lily is unaffecting. Bear suddenly introduces the term "Otherkin" as if expecting us to understand what it means. From what I gather, they are simply regular humans who want to be Faerie. Why this entitles them to a label other than "childish" or "in denial" is unclear. These Otherkin characters, namely Jewels and Althea, are somewhat interesting. Althea is killed off early, but Jewels (and her non-Otherkin boyfriend, Geoff) stay around and have some okay plotlines. <BR/>Carel's lover Autumn, and a character named Gypsy, only complicate things and completely failed to capture my interest. I found myself skimming through scenes involving them, and I am still unsure as to what their purpose in the book was. <BR/>Nuala returns with some interesting plotlines but still remains an idifferent character to me.<BR/>Overall, the handling of the many plotlines is so-so. The book is long enough that none of them feel underdeveloped, but some do seem unnecessary, and the constant skipping around is aggravating to the reader.<BR/>My largest complaint is in the book's many meaningless and unnecessary sexual relationships, which detract from the plotlines and from the characters. I do also wish there had been a few less plotlines. Still, the book is worth readin

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