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Rainbow Bridge (Bold as Love #5)

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It's the final curtain call for flame-haired rock princess Fiorinda and her comrades Ax Preston and Sage Pender—a 21st century Guinevere, King Arthur, and Sir Lancelot. Together, the Triumvirate have fought to save their Britain, and America—indeed, the whole world—from the depredations of a collapsed economy and environmental meltdown. Together they have fought the evil m ...more
Paperback, 376 pages
Published April 1st 2009 by Gollancz (first published 2006)
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Magdelanye
considering that i looked for evidence and could find nothing to indicate this was part of a series no wonder i was baffled and occassionally shocked by this book,convinced there must be a backstory.
and yay! there is!
Carol Kerry-green
I think Gwyn Jones certainly saved the best for last. The book was amazing and finished the series off with a resounding success. I can see echoes of Spirit in this novel and to me it has more of a relationship with the world she describes in Spirit than the one in White Queen

The book is still too vivid in my mind to say much else at the moment, except I can see that I'm going to have to reread it soon. In the meantime, I will think of Ax and Sage and Fiorinda with their daughters Cosoleth and F
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Wendy
May 05, 2009 Wendy rated it really liked it
Shelves: sf-fantasy
The cover blurb described this as "Iain Banks on acid". My immediate thought was, "Well, if I had to name an author who really didn't need pharmaceutical enhancement, Banks would be one."

Still, the comparison to Banks is not entirely inapt. Certainly, Jones and Banks share a tendency to create fantastical but fantastically detailed futures, with a bit of sex-drugs-and-rock-and-roll about them. Jones doesn't have quite the whimsical tendency of Banks - there are no spaceships with funny names or
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Kate O'Hanlon
Jan 23, 2013 Kate O'Hanlon rated it really liked it
And now I must bid farewell to Ax, Sage and Fiorinda having reached the end of the Bold as Love series.
It's been a weird ride. The narrative structure is disjointed and strange in a way I'm not sure I've seen before (or would necessarily want to see again), we've roved seemingly haphazardly from event to event, gig to gig, viewpoint to viewpoint. This is rather cheekily alluded to at the end of this book. I have not been able to get the slightest grasp on most of secondary characters, I still fi
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Philip
Jan 22, 2015 Philip rated it did not like it
I found this a year ago as a giveaway in a bookshop in Helmsley , North Yorkshire and I've finally struggled through it and I am none the wiser. It's obviously well written but largely incomprehensible to me. But now I've discovered that this is volume 5 of 6 and if I'd have known possibly I would have started at the beginning ? Why doesn't say on the book somewhere I wonder?
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Gwyneth Ann Jones, born in Manchester, 14th February 1952, writer. She's the author of more than twenty novels for teenagers, mostly using the name Ann Halam, and several highly regarded sf novels for adults. She's won two World Fantasy awards, the Arthur C. Clarke award, the British Science Fiction Association short story award, the Dracula Society's Children of the Night award, the P.K.Dick awar ...more
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