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  • Lizbeth to the rescue!

    I really enjoyed this book! I read the first two installments in the Gunnie Rose series about a year ago and I couldn't wait to get to read more of this fun series. I couldn't resist reading this book just as soon as it found its way into my greedy hands. I will admit that my expectations were pretty high for this book and I am happy to report that I was not disappointed in the least. When Lizbeth learns that Eli is being held in jail, she knows that she needs to see what she can do to help him. Before you know it, she is in the Holy Russian Empire working to help in any way that she can. This will not be an easy rescue and she faces one obstacle after another. Things get complicated pretty quickly and there is more than enough excitement to keep things entertaining. I had a lot of fun watching Lizbeth navigate a new environment while working towards her goal of setting Eli free. I love how unique each part of the country is in this alternate universe. There were some familiar characters back for this installment and we got to meet a lot of new ones as well. I especially enjoyed getting to know Eli's family and see them work together under pressure. This is the third book in the Gunnie Rose series which I do think is best if read in order since events from previous books seem to come into play quite frequently. The relationship between Eli and Lizbeth undergoes some pretty big developments in this installment and I am eager to see how things will play out moving forward. This was a really exciting book that I found to be hard to put down so I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to others. I received a digital review copy of this book from Gallery / Saga Press via NetGalley.

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  • Alternate History

    This is the third book in the series and it picked up where the last one left off. While you don’t need to have read the previous books, I think you’ll enjoy it more if you have. This series is a dystopian western. It’s part science fiction, part magical world, and part alternate history. Harris again does an excellent job of creating a unique world that you won’t question. I recommend this series if you are looking for something just a little bit different.

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  • Fun book to read

    Very entertaining tale, great continuation of the first two books in this series. Not normally a fan of alternate history, but the character development, insight into the lead, the plot arc, are as good as the first two books, and make this installment well worth reading. Especially appreciate the way the heroine thinks and acts, against the backdrop of a Tsarist regime (in California!)

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  • Entertaining Installment

    This third installment in the Gunnie Rose series takes Lizbeth Rose to San Diego and the heart of the Holy Russian Empire. Charlaine Harris has done an excellent job of setting up her alternate history of the US in the 1930s - including elements of the western, sci-fi and mystery genres, along with a little magic from the Russian side. The United States has been "deconstructed" into different countries, including Lizbeth's Texahoma and the Holy Russian Empire, which in this book is holding her sometime partner (in both senses of the word) Prince Eli, essentially as a political prisoner. Lizbeth travels to the HRE to save him but is totally out of her element in this new-to-her society. It's interesting and entertaining to follow her journey through this strange new world, where she poses as Russian royalty - not the most natural fit for someone with Lizbeth's background and personality. I've very much enjoyed the books in this series to date, including this one. Harris has left things so that the series could end with this book as a trilogy - or pick right back up with #4 in the series. I hope there will be more - I'd love to at least see Lizbeth operating in New America and Britannia. Thanks to Netgalley and Gallery Books for providing a copy for an unbiased review.

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  • On Par with Others

    More or less exactly what I expect from Charlaine Harris and this series. A bit more positive than the previous books; but that was okay. It felt like time some events and scenarios went Lisbeth’s way in her travels. Well besides her just surviving. The body count is not as high here as I recall from the last two books either. Random Thoughts Theres a little bit too much frivolity and fuss over how non-girly Lisbeth is. It felt overdone and unnecessary. Although it was fun to have all her fancy attire (dresses and the like) described. Clothing was very important in Russian Cage because of appearances at court/palace/whatever they were calling the Russian nobles housing. I enjoyed all the new characters we met; and really enjoyed getting to know the little sis better. Being in the Holy Russian Empire territory/state was interesting as the rules are so different and our gunnie gal is definitely way out of her element. I’d have liked a bit more in-depth discussion on the politics and laws perhaps; but it was written at the level I expected given Harris tends to have lighter reads. The flow and overall pacing was on par with the previous two novels in the series and most True Blood books. A decent read and definitely a good break from dense novels. What I would personally deem a ‘beach’ or summer read as I don’t usually read contemporary romance. Just enough romance in this to suffice my limited need for it; but enough violence to distract and create the fun. Although a lot more knives than usual; which is okay too (lol). Firefly Comparison This makes me sound like I desire the violence but really this series is set as a futuristic western; so gunflighting is mandatory. Think Firefly without being in space. I could totally see our lead gal as the Zoe type. Eli however is Simon with magic (not just medical capacity). The more I think on this comparison to Firefly the more it makes sense. We lack a Mal type or Anara type character; but the little sis is cute and quirky (River plus Kaylee-esque). Yep that’s how I will describe these books from here forward. Reading Order Last note, it’s worth starting this series from book 1 so you have character progression but it is not required. Harris does decent reminder/info chapters woven into the new plot well (without being info dumps). So you could jump in anywhere you wanted. Please note: I received an eARC of this book from the publisher via NetGalley. This is an honest and unbiased review.

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