Swordplay, scandal, and sex—welcome to the world of Tremontaine, a glittering new entry in Ellen Kushner's classic Riverside series.
This is the 2nd episode in the second season of Tremontaine, a 13-episode serial from Serial Box Publishing. This episode written by Tessa Gratton.
When Micah and Joshua venture into Riverside, they accidentally rouse the interest of local criminals, forcing Kaab to come to their rescue. Meanwhile, a formal duel on the Hill brings Vincent Applethorpe to the covetous attention of both the Duchess Tremontaine and the Chartil ambassador, Reza.
Welcome to Tremontaine, where ambition, love affairs, and rivalries dance with deadly results. A Duchess whose beauty is matched only by her cunning; a handsome young scholar with more passion than sense; a foreigner in a playground of swordplay and secrets; and a mathematical genius whose discoveries herald revolution when games of politics begin, no one is safe. Keep your wit as sharp as your steel in this world where politics is everything, and outcasts are the tastemakers.