Band Of Gypsys (Bold As Love Book 4)


Another excellent outing in the Bold as Love quintet, this book certainly stands up to the earlier three and more. The Triumverate in diversity, living in Paris with hardly any money, only what Ax can earn busking, as a protest agains the 2nd chamber's introuduction of labour camps in England; they return to the country for Ax to take up his presidency to try and help protect the people. As the novel goes on, it becomes clear that this time the Rock n Roll Reich isn't going to come through, and Another excellent outing in the Bold as Love quintet, this book certainly stands up to the earlier three and more.

As the novel goes on, it becomes clear that this time the Rock n Roll Reich isn't going to come through, and as Ax, Sage and Fiorinda are held under house arrest, the Chinese are plotting an invastion. Reread - Feb Nov 25, Sadie Slater rated it really liked it. Apparently autumn is when I read Gwyneth Jones's Bold As Love series; I can't remember when I read the first one, but I vividly remember finishing the second in a holiday cottage with a stunning view over Hastings harbour very early one morning exactly ten years ago this week I know it was then, because we'd gone there to celebrate ten years together.

I read the third last year and finished it the evening of the Paris attacks, and somehow, even though I thought I wanted something cosy and calm Apparently autumn is when I read Gwyneth Jones's Bold As Love series; I can't remember when I read the first one, but I vividly remember finishing the second in a holiday cottage with a stunning view over Hastings harbour very early one morning exactly ten years ago this week I know it was then, because we'd gone there to celebrate ten years together.

I read the third last year and finished it the evening of the Paris attacks, and somehow, even though I thought I wanted something cosy and calming to drive away the fears the current state of the world have provoked, when I was flipping through the books on my Kindle last week trying to decide what to read it just felt like time to read the fourth. I really like the series; a retelling of Arthurian legend with, I think, a particularly strong nod to the Arthur of Rosemary Sutcliff's The Lantern Bearers and Sword at Sunset disguised as, or transfigured into, a near-future sf fable about what might happen as the world of the twentieth century disintegrates.

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For a series first published between and it still feels like a remarkably plausible vision of the future unlike her White Queen , which I also read last year and which is set in a where people still use fax machines and there's no internet , and I like her rockstar-turned-politician characters, both the central trio and the supporting cast. And actually, even though the series is about civilisation falling apart as the world collapses into a new dark age, I don't find the books dark and depressing; the world in Band of Gypsys has moved a long way from the not-very-different-to-now world of the first book in some ways it felt as though it was set much further from "now" , generally not in any good ways, and there are deaths and destruction and unhappiness, but there's also sunlight and the English countryside and love and friendships and small acts of kindness, and the overall effect is somehow uplifting and hopeful despite the horrors of the setting.

The books are out of print at the moment, but cheap Kindle editions are available, and although I have paperbacks of the first three I bought Kindle copies of the later ones, and would advise anyone tempted to do the same thing to seek out secondhand paper copies instead - I have never read such a dreadfully formatted Kindle book, not even free editions of classics well, there was the copy of Linda Grant's When I Lived In Modern Times which kept insisting that it was entirely in italics, but apart from that.

Jan 10, Kaylee rated it it was ok Shelves: It was interesting, but not nearly as good as her other books. Two of the main characters have very similar last names, so I could never keep track of who's whom when they referred to them or to their families by last name. Also, character A's nickname sounds a lot like char B's first name, so I assumed it was char B's nickname for half the book.

The biggest problem, however, is that the story has a "to be continued" type ending, with no indication that there's going to be a conti It was interesting, but not nearly as good as her other books. The biggest problem, however, is that the story has a "to be continued" type ending, with no indication that there's going to be a continuation. Goodreads generally puts a 1, 2, etc.

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The main plot, and a bunch of other minor plot-threads are never resolved; the story essentially ends in the middle. Dec 19, Kate O'Hanlon rated it really liked it Shelves: I'll admit I wasn't sure where Jones had left to go with this sprawling post-Arthurian political rock opera, but she's again surpassed my expectations. The whole books ups the stakes, but the last third especially is a game changer. The writing in the penultimate chapter view spoiler [with it's birds eye view of the Chinese invasion of England hide spoiler ] is particularly impressive. The whole series appears to be pout of print, which is a damned shame.

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In a world shattered by the A team event, President Fred Eiffrich convinced Ax Preston, Sage and Fiorinda to resume serving as the Rock and Roll Royalty of. Band of Gypsys has 72 ratings and 6 reviews. Carol said: Another excellent outing in the Bold as Love quintet, this book certainly stands up to the earli.

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