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Wothlondia Rising 2: A Rose in Bloom

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A Rose in Bloom recounts the thrilling events of a young Rose Thorne, not yet a woman, who is trying to find her way in the city of Oakhaven. Orphaned and discarded, she finds refuge in a kind madam at a local brothel and eventually
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Rick F.
Certainly high hopes - as I have read Gary's other work and he is a magnificent writer!!! MY HOPES HAVE BEEN EXCEEDED!!

"A Rose in Bloom recounts the thrilling events of a young Rose Thorne, not yet a woman, who is trying to find her way in the city of Oakhaven. Orphaned and discarded, she finds refuge in a kind madam at a local brothel and eventually meets a man who is more than she bargains for…

Wothlondia Rising is a series of short stories set in the original fantasy setting entitled the Realm
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Becca
I decided to read both of the Wothlondia short stories before reading Vanucci’s novel The Covenant of the Faceless Knights. A Rose in Bloom was my favourite of the two short stories, mainly because it was little grittier and more action packed than Distant Familiarity. There’s betrayal, prostitution and thievery; the author isn’t afraid of describing sex and gore. I do enjoy traditional fantasy but ever since reading A Song of Ice and Fire, I have read a lot more dark and gritty fantasy and comp ...more
Stephanie Dagg
You want a feisty heroine? Well, you’ve got one in Rose Thorne. A troubled, abusive childhood has not cowed this young woman and she’s full of life and mischief as she starts her career at a bordello in Oakhaven in Wothlandia. This fantasy world, created by the ever-imaginative Gary Vanucci, has its seedier side, which Rose steers in and out of.
Rose is a little light-fingered, and it’s this that brings her to the attention of Ganthrope, an ambitious and quickly rising town digniatary, who keeps
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Matt Schiariti
I liked this even more than the first short story. This time Rose Thorne is on center stage. Rose Thorne is a concubine with sticky fingers and a troubled past. She's as quick with her tongue as she is with her thief hands. A Rose in Bloom gives the reader a nice introduction to a very interesting character.

What I enjoyed the most was the amount of detailed back story, something I found a little lacking in the first of the prequels. Rose was abused as a child and ends up in the employ of a half
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Feb 26, 2012 Gary Vanucci rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  (Review from the author)
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