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Frost Fair by Erastes
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Jun 21, 2011

it was ok
bookshelves: 21st-century, british-fiction, historical-fiction, queer-lit, romance
Read in May, 2011

This is essentially professional slash fiction, set in London in 1814 during a winter so cold that the Thames freezes, allowing traders to set up stalls on the ice—hence the book's title. The book is readable—the research seems thorough, and the prose is quite good. However, the characterisation is by numbers and stereotypical, with much made of the love interests' physical difference (blond and androgynous versus older, taller, dark complexion), and I didn't find the romance believable or the sex that exciting. Still, good enough that I'd probably read more of Erastes' work.

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