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Review: The Clan Corporate

The Clan Corporate
Title: The Clan Corporate
Author: Charles Stross
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★
Publisher: Tor
Copyright: 2006
Pages: 300
Keywords: fantasy
Reading period: 20-21 October, 2007

The third book in the Merchant Princes series.

Miriam Beckstein, is a tech journalist in Boston, who discovered in the first book that she was born in a parallel world, and that she and some of her relatives hold a rare gene that allows them to step between worlds. In her feudal home world, her relatives have become merchant princes, wielding enormous power over the local economy.

Miriam, thoroughly American, doesn’t fit in well in that other world, and resents becoming a pawn in her family’s dynastic games. Meanwhile, back on our Earth, the U.S. government has become aware of the Family and considers them dangerous narco-terrorists.

Very en­ter­tain­ing, but best read in sequence after the first two books.

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