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Fog Season

(Tales of Port Saint Frey #2)

4.11  ·  Rating details ·  73 ratings  ·  33 reviews
A web of secrets and hidden identities ensnare two sisters and their family, in this delightful historical fantasy sequel to The Sisters Mederos

After the shocking events of last summer, the high society of Port Saint Frey has plenty to gossip about. Who was the Gentleman Bandit? Why hasn't he been captured? And what really happened that night when the Guildmaster disap
Paperback, 352 pages
Published February 5th 2019 by Angry Robot
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Patrice Sarath There will be three books -- the third book should come out in late 2020 or early 2021.
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Card sharps and Gentleman bandits!

What's not too love!
The adventures of the two sisters of the House Mederos, recently fallen from grace and the regard of the very fickle high society of Port Saint Fey continues with an unexpected turn of events, or two!
We have a host of biting new characters and those who have become more three dimensional. Sisters Tesara and Yvienne are continuing with their brilliantly bad habits. They are both in danger of being questioned by Abel Fresnel who has powers unl
I received an ARC copy of this book from NetGalley

actual rating: 3.5

I did not find this quite as engaging as the first book, but it was still a pretty good read overall. I like the sisters and I like how they both have their own strengths and weaknesses and kind of their own plans on how to get things done, although they do of course often have to help / rescue each other as well. I think overall this book kind of just felt like a stepping stone between book 1 and what I assume will happen in bo
Jan 29, 2019 rated it really liked it
(Disclaimer: I received this free book from Netgalley. This has not impacted my review which is unbiased and honest.)

If you love books about sisters with thieves, gambling, and magic, then you have to read Fog Season and The Sisters Mederos. For me Fog Season gave me the added edge over the first because I love how we are able to dive more into Tesara's magic. What always brings me back to these books is not only the sister relationship they have, which is fabulous and supportive, but the resour
Lynn Williams
Mar 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
3.5 of 5 stars
Fog Season is the second in the Tales of Port Saint Frey series. The first book was a fun fantasy of manners that didn’t take itself too seriously and brought to readers two sisters who have a bit of mettle about them not to mention brains and magic.

Please be aware that if you haven’t read the first book then there may be spoilers below.

In book one we were introduced to the Mederos family. Formerly a family of merchants of good standing withi
Benjamin Thomas
Feb 18, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fantasy-general
Having been pleasantly surprised by the first book in this series, The Sisters Mederos, I was eagerly looking forward to book two. Happily, I can report that this one is just as good and perhaps even a notch better. That’s probably because the author did not have to spend time establishing the characters and setting and could just get right to the main plot.

This one is a fun read all the way through. The two sisters, Tesara (card shark and nascent magical powerhouse) along with older sister Yvi
Jun 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this follow up to The Sisters Mederos quite a bit. There were several things I thought this sequel did better than the first book, but a couple of things I still have some niggling doubts about.

The main characters are engaging, even when you’re not fully behind their actions. Yvienne and Tesara are not up for sainthood any time soon, both having dangerous secrets and crimes in their pasts. Yvienne, at least, seems to have turned over a new leaf and is trying to become a successful busi
Dec 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
I surprised myself slightly by enjoying the first of these (as I noted in my review, "wealthy merchant house has a great fall, daughters seek revenge" isn't, to me, the most instantly promising premise). I was happy to seek out the sequel, though, and wasn't disappointed in the least.

The characters have a bit of depth and heft; they're not just cardboard cutouts. The various intrigues and struggles at several different social levels and on several different playing fields are well handled. Ther
Georgina Kamsika
Jan 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
It was good to rejoin Yvienne and Tesara back in Port Saint Frey. They had been very busy in the first book and it was great to see how that played out in Fog Season.

I have a lot of time for these sisters, especially now that they have even more independence and autonomy, and it was fun to see them truly grow once free of the shadow of their parents.

I always love heists and deftness of hand and when there is an added sprinkle in hints of magic, it’s exactly right for me. Lots of fun and action
Jan 22, 2019 rated it liked it
I suggest reading the first book before you read Fog Season. I didn't, and I think my understanding would have been better with that background. Still it's an engaging story with drama and some mystery and magic. The sisters are likeable and entertaining characters. I enjoyed the story for the most part. Thanks to NetGalley for an arc in exchange for an honest review. ...more
Wow! What a compulsive page-turner!

I'd get to the end of one chapter and decide that I just HAD to read one more chapter, until it would get to be the wee hours of the morning.... But that is the way of it when I get my hands on a book I'm really enjoying reading!

And the fog was a character in its own right. Fog Season indeed!

Thank you, Ms. Sarath, for such a richly rewarding read!

Highly recommended for all fans of fantasy & the power of sisterhood!
Sep 08, 2020 rated it liked it
This review originally published in Looking For a Good Book. Rated 2.5 of 5

The Mederos sisters, Tesara and Yvienne, are still the talk of Port Saint Frey. They are now in charge of their merchant house as their parents have left town. But incidents from the last book, specifically those surrounding the Gentleman Bandit (whose identity is still unknown). The Guild has sent a special investigator to look into the fraud that Tesara and Yvienne uncovered. This investigator, Abel Fresnel, has special
Richard Rogers
Feb 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Bit by bit, Port Saint Frey, Guildmaster Trune, the missing Main Chance, and the Mederos sisters give up their secrets in this second book in the series--only to see new mysteries get added, and new characters enter with their own stories. What's happening with Jone? The sisters' parents? Who are the Harriers, and what's behind them? What really happened to the fleet six years ago? What is behind the Guild's attempt to destroy their family?

Is Yvienne up to running house business? Can Tesara lear
Jan 27, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley, fantasy
Fog Season is the continuing adventures of Tesara and Yvienne, two sisters from a merchant family who were first introduced to readers in The Sisters Mederos of the Port Saint Frey historical fantasy series. The story picks up where the events of the first book left off. Tesara and Yvienne are left in charge of the family merchant house when their parents leave town. The town is still buzzing from the events of the first book with the Gentleman Bandit and Guildmaster. The sisters new role as kee ...more
Mar 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is the second in a series, which I did not realize when I bought it. That said, I had no problem following the story. Set in Port Saint Frey, which sounds a lot like San Francisco, which seems to have a Portuguese (?) background. The writing kept me turning pages. The descriptions brought the world to life. Reading it on a foggy weekend may have helped me feel there.

Two sisters, members of a merchant family, try to recover family fortunes while their parents are traveling in hopes of findin
Jan 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc, fantasy, ya
I received a free copy of this book, from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

When I read The Sisters Mederos last year, I loved the characterisation of the sisters and the fast-pace of the story but felt that a few things were too underdeveloped. The book had a satisfying conclusion and I wasn’t sure if I’d pick up a sequel. But, when I saw Fog Season I found myself so excited to revisit Vivi, Tes and Port Saint Frey I just had to pick it up.

The greatest strength of Fog Season is sti
Michael Rousseau
Feb 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
Fog Season expands on all of the possibilities left by its predecessor, expanding the world and giving us new challenges for the Mederos sisters. With their parents away, the sisters are free to get into even deeper trouble, setting up new dynamics. Yvienne takes the spotlight, pitting her considerable wits against the best (and worst) Port Saint Frey has to offer, and leaves us cheering for her the entire time. Tesara's magic and potential is expanded upon, and the introduction of a new POV cha ...more
Mar 31, 2019 rated it really liked it
This was pacy, with a layered, twisty-turn plot and engaging female MCs. I don’t read a lot of historical fantasy but was instantly drawn into the world of merchant families and I think it pitched just the right amount of magic (a smidge) to this mainly historical setting. The novel starts with Tesara as the engine of the plot and then shifts to Yvienne, and stays there for the remainder of the novel. At this point I felt like Tesara lost a lot of agency and her story, of coming to terms with he ...more
Apr 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
The Mederos sisters are back, which means magical mayhem and pistols fired in Port Saint Frey as well as coastal cooking to die for. You will want oyster chowder by the end of the book that wisely advises to never upset the cook. For those who don't want their fantasy too grim or dark, and do like women in leading roles with barely a hint of romance (although there's one or two intrigues going on), you will love it. Only one small drawback...we have to wait for book 3 now to find out what happen ...more
May 08, 2019 rated it liked it
The focus on the sisters was still there, but a lot of the side characters were underdeveloped. I really wish there was more lead up to bad guy reintroduction, and motive/explanation for Mirandine. Abel as a character could be interesting, but Doc is way too vague to be interesting and he appears to be quite important.
Mar 03, 2020 rated it really liked it
Another fun-filled adventure with the Mederos Sisters (start with Book 1). This one has a bit of filler and a few plot points are resolved a bit too easily for me, but it and the previous volume are fun, fast reads, filled with interesting characters. If you like historical fantasies, these should definitely be on your radar. Recommend!
Feb 17, 2021 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sf
2 1/2 stars rounded up.

I didn't enjoy this one as much as the first. Both sisters spent far too much time deciding what to based on what they thought was best for everyone, rather than talking to each other. Plausible behaviour given their characters and their circumstances, but a personal pet peeve.
Martin Owton
Feb 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
Charming and satisfying sequel that sees Tesara and Yvienne both mature and develop. There is a bit more magic and danger with a tauter pace than book 1. Very satisfying read if you prefer your fantasy character-led.
Leader of the Pack
Mar 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
If I could write like any author, I would choose to write like Patrice Sarath. Her storytelling has the exact mix of action, suspense, and worldbuilding I look for in a book. Fog Season, the second in the Port Saint Frey series, is a fantastic read.
Aug 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
A fun book. Even better than the last one. There were a couple of places where the characters annoyed me with their choices. But overall it was a very good read. I look forward to the next segment of the adventure.
Donna Birdwell
Jun 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The second riveting installment of Sarath’s “Tales of Port Saint Frey” plunges the Mederos sisters into further difficulties, some of which are of their own making. Sarath has me hooked with this one and waiting for more Tales!
Leigh Hunt
Another fun book in this series...
Can't help but hope that there could be more books to this series.
Jul 08, 2019 rated it liked it
Still a fun series, but this one was a bit bogged down in side plots and new characters.
Sep 18, 2019 rated it liked it
3.5 stars
C. Mills
Jan 04, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: historical, romance
Ms Sarath keeps getting better and better. The blurb will tell you the plot, but the combination of sisters, highwaymen, Victorian times, and magic is delightful!
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Patrice Sarath is an author and editor living in Austin, Texas. Her novels include the fantasy books The Sisters Mederos (Book I of the Tales of Port Saint Frey), the series Books of the Gordath (Gordath Wood, Red Gold Bridge, and The Crow God's Girl) and the romance The Unexpected Miss Bennet

Patrice is the author of numerous short stories that have appeared in several magazines and anthologies,

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