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"Of Dragons, Feasts and Murders", Aliette de Bodard
« on: May 13, 2020, 08:29:08 AM »
Aliette's new book, Of Dragons, Feasts and Murders, will be out in July.
At the moment you can only pre-order the kindle version, but she says there'll be a print version too.

It's set in the same world of the Dominion of the Fallen world and centers around Asmodeus and Thuan!

It's got a great cover :D


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From the author of the critically acclaimed Dominion of the Fallen trilogy comes a tale of dragons, and Fallen angels — and also kissing, sarcasm and stabbing.

Lunar New Year should be a time for familial reunions, ancestor worship, and consumption of an unhealthy amount of candied fruit.

But when dragon prince Thuan brings home his brooding and ruthless husband Asmodeus for the New Year, they find not interminable family gatherings, but a corpse outside their quarters. Asmodeus is thrilled by the murder investigation; Thuan, who gets dragged into the political plotting he'd sworn off when he left, is less enthusiastic.

It'll take all of Asmodeus's skill with knives, and all of Thuan's diplomacy, to navigate this one — as well as the troubled waters of their own relationship....

A sparkling standalone book set in a world of dark intrigue.

And what she says ;D
"it combined the tropes of Asian court drama (I was watching Nirvana in Fire at the time) with Gothic comedy of manners, in which an unlikely duo had to cooperate with each other to navigate political intrigue and solve a murder. That duo were a bookish dragon prince and his ruthless Fallen angel husband: they came from my Gothic Paris Dominion of the Fallen series, but the story itself was totally standalone.

I had a blast writing it, and my hope that you will have a blast reading it as well, because this seems to be the perfect time for a fun and fluffy (*) book involving a mismatched couple, dollops of embarrassing moments, and the occasional kiss.

(*)"fluffy" for Bodard values of fluffy. It still involves a murder investigation, and ideas of consent and rulership and change, because, well--
*helpless shrug*"
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Re: "Of Dragons, Feasts and Murders", Aliette de Bodard
« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2020, 02:45:50 AM »
I have an ARC of this  8)
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Re: "Of Dragons, Feasts and Murders", Aliette de Bodard
« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2020, 08:58:30 AM »
I have an ARC of this  8)
AAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
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Re: "Of Dragons, Feasts and Murders", Aliette de Bodard
« Reply #3 on: July 08, 2020, 05:34:10 PM »
So, it's out.
There's a print edition.
But it's the same price as other paperback books (£8.50) for 120 pages!
I know that the cost covers distribution, advertising, and so on, that don't depend on number of pages, but it still feels a bit too much...

(120 pages >:()
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Re: "Of Dragons, Feasts and Murders", Aliette de Bodard
« Reply #4 on: July 08, 2020, 11:00:16 PM »
Novella pricing is rarely kind - you don't do ebooks, do you?

I think you'll like it if you can get it. Reminds me of The Goblin Emperor for those who've read it.
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Re: "Of Dragons, Feasts and Murders", Aliette de Bodard
« Reply #5 on: July 08, 2020, 11:22:27 PM »
Novella pricing is horrific. Small print runs, usually in hardback explain some of it. The fact that it's usually popular authors with guaranteed buyers does the rest of the work.
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