The Red Plague Affair (Bannon and Clare Series #2)

The Red Plague Affair (Bannon and Clare Series #2)

by Lilith Saintcrow

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The service of Britannia is not for the faint of heart--or conscience...

Emma Bannon, Sorceress Prime in service to Queen Victrix, has a mission: to find the doctor who has created a powerful new weapon. Her friend, the mentath Archibald Clare, is only too happy to help. It will distract him from pursuing his nemesis, and besides, Clare is not as young as he used to be. A spot of Miss Bannon's excellent hospitality and her diverting company may be just what he needs.

Unfortunately, their quarry is a fanatic, and his poisonous discovery is just as dangerous to Britannia as to Her enemies. Now a single man has set Londinium ablaze, and Clare finds himself in the middle of distressing excitement, racing against time and theory to find a cure. Miss Bannon, of course, has troubles of her own, for the Queen's Consort Alberich is ill, and Her Majesty unhappy with Bannon's loyal service. And there is still no reliable way to find a hansom when one needs it most...

The game is afoot. And the Red Plague rises.

The fantastic follow-up to The Iron Wyrm Affair, set in an alternate Victorian world where magic has turned the Industrial Revolution on its head.

Bannon and Clare
The Iron Wyrm Affair
The Red Plague Affair
The Ripper Affair
The Damnation Affair (e-only)
For more from Lilith Saintcrow, check out:
Gallow and Ragged
Trailer Park Fae

Dante Valentine Novels
Working for the Devil
Dead Man Rising
Devil's Right Hand
Saint City Sinners
To Hell and Back

Dante Valentine (omnibus)
Jill Kismet Novels
Night Shift
Hunter's Prayer
Redemption Alley
Flesh Circus
Heaven's Spite
Angel Town

Jill Kismet (omnibus)
A Romance of Arquitaine Novels
The Hedgewitch Queen
The Bandit King
Blood Call (coming August 2015)

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780316253697
Publisher: Orbit
Publication date: 05/21/2013
Series: Bannon and Clare Series , #2
Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 90,303
File size: 821 KB

About the Author

Lilith Saintcrow was born in New Mexico, bounced around the world as an Air Force brat, and fell in love with writing when she was ten years old. She currently lives in Vancouver, WA.

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The Red Plague Affair 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm in love with this series! Engaging, entertaing, just truely fantastic...every bit as good as the first if not even better. Bravo! My only question long to the next installation?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have had this day circled on my calendar for months now, and this was well worth the wait. Very engaging continuation of the series!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Smart and intriguing. Have already purchased The Ripper Affair. I really enjoy this series.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The voice, the setting, and the ties between the characters are all enjoyable. A strong Victorian flavor and a delightful duo, but slower than I expected from Lilith. Her jab at political intrigue is a bit gentler than I would have liked, more a glancing blow. However it is only the second book in the series. I expect more in future additions to the series. I would recommend.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The second installment in this series brings us back to Saintcrow's re-imagined steampunk London, where magic and industrial power combine as a fascinating backdrop to Emma Bannon and Archibald Clare's latest mission in service to the Queen. We are treated to a few more tantalizing glimpses of Emma's past while she begins to question her unwavering loyalty to Victrix and unquestioning policy of performing any service demanded, no matter how dark in nature. Emma's Discipline is Black, is it not? But when this latest errand starts to harm those few Emma holds dear, and the fury of a sorceress is sparked, perhaps Brittania should be wary? I love the complexity of the plot and the characters. I had to go back several times to re-read chapters for details that I missed. Saintcrow plays with some historical details in her imagined world, but the overall feel is very accurate, particularly in this book's handling of disease. The lack of knowledge or ability to treat a contagion was very true to the period.
Kiratala More than 1 year ago
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Katelyn Hensel for Readers' Favorite First of all, this review may be a little biased. I am, after all, one of the most devoted bloggers to all things Steampunk! That being said, I ADORED the Red Plague Affair. It took me a long time to warm up to book one in the series, The Iron Wyrm Affair, but once Lilith Saintcrow hooks you, she does it for good.  In The Red Plague Affair, Bannon and Clare are back in the saddle. They obviously have some sexual/romantic chemistry with some amazingly tense moments, but alas, no cigar. I guess I will have to wait it out for book three. As for the plot, wow...what a read! Sometimes it is very confusing to jump right into the inexorably blended Steampunk world of a mechanical, science-fiction based, historical fiction novel unless you are already a fan of one of the genres. However, there was a very intense amount of detailing in this book. You get vast expanses of imagery, intricate descriptions of action scenes and events, and you really gain a wonderful view of the world building. If I had one criticism, it was that the character development didn't move anywhere from book one. Bannon and Clare are truly cool characters, yes, but you still want to see them learn, struggle, and grow throughout a series. They seem to have done most of their growing in book one, developmentally speaking.  I was truly held captivated by the suspense and twists within the novel. One of the things that I LOVED was the feeling that time was running out and that things weren't going to end well. What a thrill!
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Lilith seems to be trying out a new writing style that is more literate than the Valentine or Kismet books. Its not too bad and if she comes out with another Bannon and Clare I will probably buy it. cmt