The Merchant Princes started out with so much potential. Charles Stross created an amazing universe, and an awesome female lead. The Merchant Princes series is clear proof that great world building does not mean great story telling.
Author: Charles Stross
THE FAMILY TRADE isn’t Urban Fantasy or Paranormal Romance, and it’s hard for me to really classify it other than by using the broader term speculative fiction. But I enjoyed it so much I wanted to write a review about it. THE FAMILY TRADE follows a reporter, Miriam Beckstein, who quickly finds herself caught up in another dimension when she discovers that she has the very rare ability to “world walk.” Court intrigue, assassinations, and hidden romance fill THE FAMILY TRADE.