Georgian/Regency Alternate History

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Georgian/Regency Alternate History

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1aarti
Fev 24, 2009, 12:17 pm

I think this has become more popular recently- or maybe I've just noticed more books in the genre? Has anyone else? I love fantasy *and* Regency era, so the idea of them both together is great fun to me! The most recent alternate history Regency era novel I read is also a mystery (how many genres can one tackle with one book?), Point of Honour. I found it very enjoyable. Does anyone have any other recommendations?

2ReneeMarie
Editado: Fev 28, 2009, 1:28 pm

Robins does have another book, Petty Treason. Oops, just checked and it's in your library, along with a couple of other books I would've recommended: Shadow of Albion and His Majesty's Dragon.

I've heard that A Civil Campaign by Lois McMaster Bujold is dedicated to Georgette Heyer (and to others). Didn't check to see if you have that one. Privilege of the Sword by Ellen Kushner has a Regency feel to it, I believe. And I bought Duainfey by Sharon Lee last year because it seemed to combine the Regency with fantasy.

I own all of these, but the only one I've yet read is the Naomi Novik book. Which I loved.

Edited to fix Andre Norton touchstone.

3ReneeMarie
Fev 28, 2009, 1:04 am

Not British/Georgian/Regency, but just remembered another book I bought on the strength of the cover (it's a beautiful cover) and the fact that it was Louis XIV alternate history fantasy: The Moon and the Sun by Vonda McIntyre. Won the Nebula, according to LT.

4fannyprice
Fev 28, 2009, 12:11 pm

I read a vampire Regency Novel The Rest Falls Away: The Gardella Vampire Chronicles - the main character has to deal with becoming the next in a line of vampire slayers as she's trying to come out into Regency society. I didn't really like it though - I was expecting more adventure and less vaguely sleazy sex scenes. I'd suggest the library, if you're looking to try the series.

5aarti
Mar 12, 2009, 4:16 pm

I have heard a lot about A Civil Campaign but have never read it. Isn't that in the Miles Vorkosogian (or however you spell that) series? I have never read Bujold's sci fi books, but I have read a couple of her fantasy novels.

I did not personally really like Privilege of the Sword enough to look deeper into the series. I think there is a sequel.

I do have the fourth book in the Temeraire series to be read, and I think the fifth one is due out in mass market soon, too, right? I'm excited for that!

I am also intrigued by The Moon and the Sun. Thanks for the tip, ReneeMarie!

I'm currently reading The Gentleman's Daughter, non-fiction about genteel women during the Georgian era. If anyone likes non-fiction for this time period, it's really good so far. I'd recommend it. Lots of interesting facts in there which I was unaware of previously.

6ReneeMarie
Mar 13, 2009, 8:12 pm

5> The Bujold book is in the Miles Vorkosigan (I'm not sure how to spell it, either) series. I read a fair amount of historical romance, and romance readers seem to love her. Haven't tried her yet, but do own _A Civil Campaign_ on the strength of other people's recommendations.

Haven't read _Privilege of the Sword_, but do remember reading something by Kushner that I enjoyed. Can't remember the title. Thought it was _Tam Lin_, but LT doesn't think so. Unless it was _Tam Lin_ and wasn't Kushner. :-)

Fifth book by Novik will probably come out in paperback some time between May and July. Didn't check, but hardcover to paperback is usually 9 months to a year, and July is when Victory of Eagles came out in hardcover last year.

I own the Vickery book, too, thanks to tips from some of the same people who recommended Bujold.