Babylon Steel by Gaie Sebold
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This is a pacy fantasy romp, almost comic-book in tone, an adventure painted in primary colours – idiosyncratic, but an entertaining slice of fun and a likeable diversion among familiar fantasy tropes.
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Babylon Steel, ex-sword-for-hire, ex...other things, runs The Red Lantern, the best brothel in the city. She’s got elves using sex magic upstairs, S&M in the basement and a large green troll cooking breakfast in the kitchen, and she’d love you to visit, except...
She’s not having a good week. The Vessels of Purity are protesting against brothels, girls are disappearing, and if she can’t pay her taxes, Babylon’s going to lose the Lantern. She’d given up the mercenary life, but when the mysterious Darask Fain pays her to find a missing heiress, she has to take the job. And then her past starts to catch up with her in other, more dangerous ways. Witty and fresh, Sebold delivers the most exciting fantasy debut in years.
 

About Gaie Sebold

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Gaie Sebold was born in the US to an American father and English mother, and has lived in the UK most of her life. She now resides in that bit of South East London known as ?not as bad as New Cross.? She began writing shortly after learning to read, and has produced a large number of words, many of them different. She has worked as a cleaner (don?t laugh, Mum), secretary, till-monkey, stage-tour-manager and editor, and now works for a charity and runs occasional writing workshops. She is an obsessive reader, enthusiastically inefficient gardener and occasional poet. She has a wonderful boyfriend, a paranoid cat and too much stuff. Find out more at www.gaiesebold.com
 
Published December 23, 2011 by Solaris. 544 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Reviewed by Keith Brooke on Mar 06 2012

This is a pacy fantasy romp, almost comic-book in tone, an adventure painted in primary colours – idiosyncratic, but an entertaining slice of fun and a likeable diversion among familiar fantasy tropes.

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