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Babylon Steel Free read Ï PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ü 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 SM 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 Hen 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 dangerous waysWitty and fresh Sebold delivers the most exciting fantasy debut in years. I liked it; I really did But it felt like the author took a gigantic bite and could only chew up and process about half of it The main character who goes by the chosen moniker of Babylon Steel is well fleshed out; however the plethora of secondary characters all interesting are barely than foils for Steel It becomes difficult to keep them separated particularly because nearly each one is a different raceThe various areas of the city are described in rich detail but they too are difficult to keep separate after a whileThe split chapter seuences which are flashbacks to Steel growing up seem out of place until about a third of the way through the book What appears to be the initial plot line a missing girl falls by the wayside with a good 70 pages of the book to go although it too acts as a foil to Steel's background The finale is satisfying for the most part I did shed a few tears and the final scene sets up the character for possible seuels which I would read if it appears All in all it's an interesting book about identity choice religion politics and sexuality

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Ou 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 w. When you’ve been reading within the fantasy genre for a while you tend to familiarise yourself with the tropes and even find yourself looking for them as you read through a new novelWell if you try that with Babylon Steel you will find that you’ve set yourself an almost impossible task Babylon Steel is a book that takes a number of popular tropes in fantasy and puts a great twist on them This results in a book that not only feels uniue but is also able to continually keep you guessing as the plot twists and turns through the pagesThe most impressive aspect on the novel is the uality of the first person narration Our protagonist is a highly experienced courtesan and provides us with a narrative style that is not only full of sass but open honest and at times touching Of course Babylon is a woman and although this is not unheard of in fantasy it is relatively rare In addition having a female character that enjoyed sex and violence was something that felt very fresh to me and something I’d like to see ofSo as well as being a courtesan herself Babylon Steel runs her own brothel This brothel has run relatively successful over the years having gaining a reputation for the skills of the residents who can provide you with anything from an intense romantic evening through to fairly heavy sadomasochism The characters that provide these services are also very interesting I myself took a liking to Laney a fey whose powers are somewhat limited by her presence on the world of Scalentine The way that the author Gaie Sebold weaves a believable level of innocence and sweetness into this character was admirable In addition to Laney though you also have Flower who is an Orc like creature that specialises in housework and cooking You have Previous a short stout female who works security on the door And you have the twine Cruel and Unusual who serve the adventurous clients The brothel’s resident workers then are certainly an interesting combination of characters but the dynamic they have and the love they share for one another will completely warp your view on how an establishment such as this operatesMoving on from the characters though what on Earth is this book about Well it isn’t on Earth for a start Scalentine is a World that has two moons and a number of portals that enable entities to cross between Worlds What this means is that Scalentine is inhabited by a wide number of characters all of whom have their own ideas as to what constitutes the right way to live Whereas the majority of people living on this planet are fine with Babylon and her brothel; there are those who are disgusted by its presence A group known as ‘The Vessels of Purity’ have taken to standing outside of Babylon’s establishment driving away customers and this in addition to the fact that Babylon pays out too much money – to keep her staff well fed and establishment to the highest possible level – means that she is struggling financiallyThen just as it looks like she may have to close down her beloved ‘Red Lantern’ Babylon Steel is offered an out by the stunningly handsome and yet very mysterious Mr Darask Fain Fain offers her than enough money to keep the establishment up and running for at least another year All she needs to do is help him track down a missing girl Sounds too easy right Well of course it is Bodies of working girls have been showing up in seemingly random order across Scalentine and Babylon needs to work out whether this is connected or something completely differentAnd as if that wasn’t enough a number of shady characters appear on Scalentine that start a separate plot thread into Babylon’s past uestions are raised about just who Babylon is how she learnt to fight as well as she does and the past that she has hidden from even her closest friendsThe way that Gaie Sebold unravels the complicated past of Babylon merges it with the present and makes it believable is one of the most impressive feats I have seen a reader achieve in recent memory By the end of the novel I was left feeling very very sympathetic to Babylon and highly supportive of her as a character You are taken through every kind of emotion; one moment you will be laughing along with Babylon the next you will wince at the cruelty she has experienced and the next you will be swinging your fists in a bid to help her out of a precarious situationThe setting that Babylon explores is a great blend of fantasy and sci fi Rarely does this kind of world work but Sebold seems to have nailed it The multiple plates are connected as previously said by portals that mean things never feel ‘safe’ You are very aware throughout the novel that anyone could come and anyone could go Although I felt this element of the world was under utilised in this novel – ie only a few times are portals mentioned the ending means that this is likely to be a very important element in the future and that is thoroughly exciting In theory because of how travelling through the portals stops you taking certain powers with you Babylon could walk into these portals and end up anywhere from a fey world through to a world that is technologically advanced The great news is that we are likely to see exploration in future books because of how this one ends and Gaie Sebold has already announced that she had pretty much finished a seuel which excites me a great dealIn summary there is not a moment in this novel where you will feel bored The pace is just blistering Whether Babylon is investigating and driving the mystery element of the novel forwards revealing the increasingly disturbing secrets of her past or flirting fighting with a newly introduced character – you’ll be flicking through the pages at an almost unprecedented speed I think Gaie Sebold is an absolutely wonderful author who should be warmly welcomed alongside some of those authors pushing fantasy into new directions

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Babylon SteelBabylon 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 SM in the basement and a large green troll cooking breakfast in the kitchen and she'd love y. Brothel owner and operator and former mercenary Babylon Steel has religious zealots the Vessels of Purity driving off her business tax problems and a secret past she'd rather keep hidden when casino owner Darask Fain pays her to find a missing girl Only every step she takes brings her a little closer to her secret past Can Steel find the missing girl before her past finally catches up to her Right off the bat I'd like to say this book is a super nova of pure entertainment Don't come in expecting to discover a lost work of Shakespeare Babylon Steel tells two stories one of a brothel owner the other of an orphan girl who eventually becomes the avatar of a goddess I'm not going to come right out and say it but you can see where the tales will intersect The story is largely a mystery Without giving too much of the plot away I like what Sebold has done with certain fantasy cliches like prophecies chosen ones and gods in this book Babylon is a fairly well rounded character She's tough but feminine The fact that she's a prostitute that runs a brothel seems almost secondary Actually I didn't uite buy her as a prostitute until view spoilershe had sex with the lizard man who had two penises hide spoiler