The Traders' War -- an omnibus edition of the third and fourth novels in Charles Stross's Merchant Princes series.
Miriam was an ambitious business journalist in Boston. Until she was fired—then discovered, to her shock, that her lost family comes from an alternate reality. And although some of them are trying to kill her, she won't stop digging up secrets. Now that she knows she's inherited the family ability to walk between worlds, there's a new culture to explore.
Her alternate home seems located around the Middle Ages, making her world-hopping relatives top dogs when it comes to "importing" guns and other gadgets from modern-day America. Payment flows from their services to U.S. drug rings—after all, world-skipping drug runners make great traffickers. In a land where women are property, she struggles to remain independent. Yet her outsider ways won't be tolerated, and a highly political arranged marriage is being brokered behind her back. If she can stay alive for long enough to protest.
"These books are immense fun."--Locus
At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Tom Doherty Associates; January 2014
- ISBN: 9781466863941
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- Title: The Traders' War
Series: Merchant Princes
- Author: Charles Stross
Imprint: Tor Books
About The Author
CHARLES STROSS was born in Leeds, England, in 1964. He is the author of the Merchant Prince series, including The Trade of Queens, The Revolution Business and The Merchant's War, and has worked as a pharmacist, software engineer, and freelance journalist, but now writes full-time. To date, Stross has won two Hugo Awards and been nominated twelve times. He has also won the Locus Award for Best Novel, the Locus Award for Best Novella, and has been shortlisted for the Arthur C. Clarke and Nebula Awards. In addition, his fiction has been translated into around a dozen languages. Stross lives in Edinburgh, Scotland, with his wife Feorag, a couple of cats, several thousand books, and an ever-changing herd of obsolescent computers.