Nov 262013

The Guardian: In All Is Fair by Emnewman-allisfairma Newman (Angry Robot, £7.99), the third volume of the Split Worlds trilogy, our reality is mirrored by a magical realm called the Nether, where decadence and luxury are a thin veneer over a corrupt and iniquitous society. Feisty protagonist Cathy, the Duchess of Londinium, capital of Nether, investigates the disappearance of her governess and attempts to bring about equality for women. Her efforts are opposed by the evil Agency. The many enjoyments of this urban fantasy include the trio of Newman’s storytelling, her expert interleaving of disparate storylines, and the obvious affection she has for her cast of likable characters.