Cover Reveal: A Fair Hand

Today is Tremontaine day. Every Wednesday is, because that’s when we release new episodes in ebook and audio. Today we’re up to episode 3, Joel Derfner’s “Heavenly Bodies” — if you need to get caught up, you can subscribe at or pick up episodes wherever you prefer to buy ebooks and audiobooks.

Today is alsoTremontaine day around here, because we can now reveal the cover for the episode written by Patty Bryant and myself, “A Fair Hand.”


Episode 6 – A Fair Hand

Tess shows her stuff. Micah ponders society.
The annual Tremontaine Ball is always the event of the season. But now, with the family fortune at stake, Diane assembles her guest list with all the cunning of a general preparing a battle plan. As the chocolate merchants of the City, led by the Balam family, debate how to respond to the Duchess’s unprecedented invitation, Micah, eager to help her family, makes plans to crash the party. And Kaab finds that learning from Vincent Applethorpe is a painful experience.
This episode is brought to you by Racheline Maltese and Patty Bryant, who cordially extend you an invitation to the Ball.

A Fair Hand is part of the 13-episode serial, Tremontaine, presented by Serial Box. This prequel to the cult classic Swordspoint is brought to you by the collaborative effort of a team of writers under the creative direction of Ellen Kushner herself.

Join the dance of swordplay and scandal, week after week, on!

“Sharp blades and even sharper wits abound!  Delicious new adventures await fans in this welcome return to the world of Swordspoint.”
– Jacqueline Carey, New York Times Bestselling author of the Kushiel’s Legacy series

“Lovely! Beneath a froth of silk and lace Tremontaine is finely muscled, rippling with skill and promise.”
– Nicola Griffith, author of Hild

“More Tremontaine stories? YESPLEASE. Tremontaine stories by some of my favorite, excellent writers? HELLA YESPLEASE. I can’t wait to read them all! ”                                    – N. K. Jemisin, author of The Fifth Kingdom

“A pure delight full of sparkling characters that match equally dazzling wits and swords. If you’ve visited the world of Swordspoint before, you’ll be delighted to return; if it’s your first time, you’ll be welcomed in style. I can’t wait to read more myself!
– Naomi Novaik, author of Uprooted

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