But miriam is no one's pawn, and is determined to conquer her new home on her own terms. Blending the creativity and humor of Roger Zelazny, the adventure of H. Before she knows it, she's transported herself to a parallel Earth, a world where knights on horseback chase their prey with automatic weapons, and where world-skipping assassins lurk just on the other side of reality - a world where her true family runs things.
The six families of the clan rule the kingdom of Gruinmarkt from behind the scenes, a mixture of nobility and criminal conspirators whose power to walk between the worlds makes them rich in both. Patterns of deception and interlocking lies, as intricate as the knotwork between the universes. Caught up in schemes and plots centuries in the making, lethal contraband, forbidden loves, and, most dangerous of all, Miriam is surrounded by unlikely allies, her family.
The Family Trade: A Fantasy Novel Merchant Princes Book 1 #ad - When her researcher brings her iron-clad evidence of a money-laundering scheme, Miriam thinks she's found the story of the year. As her mother's heir, miriam is hailed as the prodigal countess Helge Thorold-Hjorth, and feted and feasted. Braids of family loyalty and intermarriage provide a fragile guarantee of peace, but a recently-ended civil war has left the families shaken and suspicious.
The Hidden Family: Book Two of Merchant PrincesTor Books #ad - She is surrounded by unlikely allies, most dangerous of all, lethal contraband, and, her family. Braids of family loyalty and intermarriage provide a fragile guarantee of peace, but a recently ended civil war has left the families shaken and suspicious. Miriam, a hip tech journalist form Boston, discovered her alternate-world relatives with explosive results that shook three worlds.
Now, as the prodigal countess Helge Thorold-Hyorth, she finds herself ensnared in schemes and plots centuries in the making. With her modern american attitudes, or if she even wants to, she's not sure she can fit in, but to stay alive, she really has no choice. To avoid a slippery slope down to an unmarked grave, Miriam must build a power-base of her own.
The Hidden Family: Book Two of Merchant Princes #ad - The merchant princes is a sweeping new series from the hottest new writer in science fiction!The six families of the Clan rule the kingdom of Gruinmarkt from behind the scenes, a mixture of nobility and criminal conspirators whose power to walk between their world and ours make them rich in both. She started applying modern business practices and scientific knowledge to a trade heretofore dominated by medieval mercantilists-with unexpected consequences for three different timelines, including the quasi-Victorian one exploited by the hidden family.
Blending the creativity and humor, and the rigor and scope of science-fiction on the grandest scale, Charles Stross has set a new standard for fantasy epics. Charles stross is one of the big new SF writers of the 21st century, and the saga of The Merchant Princes is his most ambitious work yet. At the publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software DRM applied.
The Clan Corporate: Book Three of The Merchant PrincesTor Books #ad - Miriam beckstein has gotten in touch with her roots and they have nearly strangled her. But they'd never make her do that, would they?At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software DRM applied. There is for instance the brain-damaged son of the local king who needs a wife.
Now, in the clan Corporate, however, she may be overreaching. A young, business journalist in boston, hip, she discovered in The Family Trade that her family comes from an alternate reality, that she is very well-connected, and that her family is a lot too much like the mafia for comfort. The third book after the family trade and The Hidden Family in the saga of the Merchant Princes by Charles Stross, in which Miriam gets into deadly trouble.
The Clan Corporate: Book Three of The Merchant Princes #ad - And start a profitable business in a third world she has discovered, outside the family reach recounted in The Hidden Family. She fell in love with a distant relative but he's dead, killed saving her life. There have been murders, betrayals. In addition, starting with the fact that women are family property and required to breed more family members with the unique talent to walk between worlds, she has tried to remain an outsider and her own woman.
And if she gets caught, death or a fate worse is around the bend.
The Merchants' War: Book Four of the Merchant PrincesTor Books #ad - More worlds, more surprises. There is a nasty shooting war going on in the Gruinmarkt world of the Clan, and we know something that Miriam does not; something that she's really going to hate--if she lives long enough to find out. At the publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software DRM applied.
She discovered in the family trade and the hidden Family that her family came from an alternate reality, that she was very well-connected, and that her family was too much like the mafia for comfort. And there's a war going on. Miriam beckstein is a young, hip, business journalist in Boston. The story of the worldwalkers just got stranger in Charles Stross's The Merchants' War.
The Merchants' War: Book Four of the Merchant Princes #ad - Now, in the merchants' war, miriam has escaped to yet another world and remains in hiding from both the Clan and their opponents. She found herself caught in a family trap in The Clan Corporate and betrothed to a brain-damaged prince, and then all hell broke loose.
The Revolution Business: Book Five of the Merchant PrincesTor Books #ad - But do they want her as a leader or a figurehead? She soon finds herself thrown into a desperate struggle for power. Duke angbard, the clan's leader, has been laid low by a stroke: plotters are already conspiring in readiness for the deadly dance to come. Miriam, finds the hopes of the young, rescued from a tight spot in New Britain, progressive faction focused on her.
Things are going badly for the Clan in this SF novel of the Merchant Princes, the immensely popular series by Charles Stross. Locked in a vicious civil war for control over the kingdom of Niejwein, their army is bottled up inside a fortress under siege in two parallel universes at once. Meanwhile, unbeknownst to the Clan, researchers working for the US government have achieved a technological breakthrough.
The Revolution Business: Book Five of the Merchant Princes #ad - At the publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software DRM applied.
The Trade of Queens: Book Six of the Merchant PrincesTor Books #ad - Praised by nobel laureate paul krugman as "great fun, " this is state of the art, cutting edge SF grown out of a fantastic premise. At the publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software DRM applied. There is no safe place for miriam and her Clan except, perhaps, in the third alternate world, New Britain--which has just had a revolution and a nuclear incident of its own.
Charles stross's Merchant Princes series reaches a spectacular climax in this sixth volume. A dissident faction of the clan, the alternate universe group of families that has traded covertly with our world for a century or more, DC, have carried nuclear devices between the worlds and exploded them in Washington, killing the President of the United States.
The Trade of Queens: Book Six of the Merchant Princes #ad - Now they will exterminate the rest of the Clan and keep Miriam alive only long enough to bear her child, the heir to the throne of their land in the Gruinmarkt world. The worst and deepest secret is now revealed: behind the horrifying plot is a faction of the US government itself, preparing for a political takeover in the aftermath of disaster.
Empire Games: A Tale of the Merchant Princes UniverseTor Books #ad - The year is 2020 But miriam burgeson, commissioner in charge of the shadowy Ministry of Intertemporal Research and Intelligence—the paratime espionage agency tasked with catalyzing the Commonwealth's great leap forward—has a problem. It's seventeen years since the revolution overthrew the last king of the New British Empire, and the newly-reconstituted North American Commonwealth is developing rapidly, on course to defeat the French and bring democracy to a troubled world.
Has recruited miriam's own estranged daughter to spy across timelines in order to bring down any remaining world-walkers who might threaten national security. Two nuclear superpowers are set on a collision course. And two women—a mother and her long-lost daughter—are about to find themselves on opposite sides of the confrontation.
Empire Games: A Tale of the Merchant Princes Universe #ad - At the publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software DRM applied. Two increasingly desperate paratime espionage agencies try to find a solution to the first contact problem that doesn't result in a nuclear holocaust. For years, she's warned everyone: "The Americans are coming.
Now their drones arrive in the middle of a succession crisis. In another timeline, the U. S.
Dark State Empire Games Book 2Tor Books #ad - Hugo award-winning author charlie stross dives deep into the underbelly of paratime espionage, nuclear warfare, and state surveillance in this provocative techno-thriller set in The Merchant Princes multi-verseDark State ups the ante on the already volatile situations laid out in the sleek techno-thriller Empire Games, the start to Stross' new story-line, and perfect entry point for new readers, in The Merchant Princes series.
. In the near-future, the collision of two nuclear superpowers across timelines, one in the midst of a technological revolution and the other a hyper-police state, is imminent. In commissioner miriam burgeson’s timeline, her top level agents run a high risk extraction of a major political player. Meanwhile, a sleeper cell activated in Rita's, the Commissioner's adopted daughter and newly-minted spy, timeline threatens to unravel everything.
Dark State Empire Games Book 2 #ad - With a penchant for intricate world-building and an uncanny ability to realize alternate history and technological speculation, Stross' writing will captivate any reader who's a fan hi-tech thrillers, inter-dimensional political intrigue, and espionage. At the publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software DRM applied.
The Traders' War: A Merchant Princes OmnibusTor Books #ad - Now that she knows she's inherited the family ability to walk between worlds, there's a new culture to explore. Her alternate home seems located around the Middle Ages, making her world-hopping relatives top dogs when it comes to "importing" guns and other gadgets from modern-day America. Yet her outsider ways won't be tolerated, and a highly political arranged marriage is being brokered behind her back.
Payment flows from their services to U. S. Drug rings—after all, world-skipping drug runners make great traffickers. Until she was fired—then discovered, to her shock, that her lost family comes from an alternate reality. These books are immense fun. Locusat the publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software DRM applied.
The Traders' War: A Merchant Princes Omnibus #ad - . Miriam was an ambitious business journalist in Boston. And although some of them are trying to kill her, she won't stop digging up secrets. The traders' war -- an omnibus edition of the third and fourth novels in Charles Stross's Merchant Princes series. In a land where women are property, she struggles to remain independent.
If she can stay alive for long enough to protest.
The Apocalypse Codex Laundry Files Book 4Ace #ad - And it’s bob’s job to make sure Persephone doesn’t cause an international incident. But it’s a supernatural incident that Bob needs to worry about—a global threat even the Laundry may be unable to clean up…. For outstanding heroism in the field despite himself, computational demonologist Bob Howard is on the fast track for promotion to management within the Laundry, the supersecret British government agency tasked with defending the realm from occult threats.
Assigned to external assets, Bob discovers the company unofficially employs freelance agents to deal with sensitive situations that may embarrass Queen and Country. So when ray schiller—an american televangelist with the uncanny ability to miraculously heal the ill—becomes uncomfortably close to the Prime Minister, beautiful, External Assets dispatches the brilliant, and entirely unpredictable Persephone Hazard to infiltrate the Golden Promise Ministries and discover why the preacher is so interested in British politics.
The Annihilation Score A Laundry Files Novel Book 6Ace #ad - Mo is the custodian of this unholy instrument. Unfortunately these people prefer playing super-pranks instead of super-heroics. To the average civilian, they’re boring middle-aged civil servants. The mayor of london being levitated by a dumpy man in Trafalgar Square would normally be a source of shared amusement for Mo and Bob, but they’re currently separated because something’s come between them—something evil.
An antique violin, an erich Zann original, made of human white bone, was designed to produce music capable of slaughtering demons. It invades her dreams and yearns for the blood of her colleagues—and her husband. And despite mo’s proficiency as a world class violinist, it cannot be controlled…. But within the labyrinthian secret circles of her Majesty’s government, they’re operatives working for the nation’s occult security service known as the Laundry, charged with defending Britain against dark supernatural forces threatening humanity.
The Annihilation Score A Laundry Files Novel Book 6 #ad - Mo’s latest assignment is assisting the police in containing an unusual outbreak: ordinary citizens suddenly imbued with extraordinary abilities of the super-powered kind. Hugo award-winning author charles stross presents the next case in The Laundry Files, deadpan comic fantasy, “a weirdly alluring blend of super-spy thriller, and Lovecraftian horror” Kirkus Reviews.
Dominique o’brien—her friends call her Mo—lives a curious double life with her husband, Bob Howard.