Waistcoats & Weaponry

Gail Carriger
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Waistcoats & Weaponry


Waistcoats & Weaponry, the third of Gail Carriger's delightful "Finishing School" novels, finds Sophronia and friends back in high adventures and high society. These novels, which up to this point have been so light and airy, they could almost fly away like the school they take place on, take a markedly darker turn as we loose three very important characters in a matter of a few pages and by the end of the novel Sophronia makes a life altering decision.

Don't Get me wrong, this is still a fluffy book that would best be read by a pool while on vacation, War and Peace it ain't!! But I see darker days ahead for Miss Sophronia in future novels, and the reality of the dangers and the dark reality of "inteligencia work" is becoming all to real in what before now has basically been a game, with only hints of danger.

I look forward to the next installment, Manners & Mutiny, due out November 2015. Tragically, this appears to be the last novel in the series. Boo.