Downside Girls Read & Download Ê 9

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Downside GirlsThe floating city of Kesh rests above the uninhabitable planet of Vellern For the Topsiders life is about luxury and opulence while for those of the Undertow day to day survival takes precedence Kesh City is a democracy by assassination where the Angels deadly state sponsored killers remove those unworthy to hold officeWhen Vanna Agriet accidentally spills her drink over an Angel it could spell death but instead it leads to a rather peculiar friendsh. When I picked up this book and realised it was a seuel of sorts same characters that appeared in a previous book by the same author I was a bit worried that having not read the previous work I wouldn’t be able to follow what was going onWhile there is some obvious back story missing that would probably be in the other book it didn’t stop me enjoying these stories any lessI really loved the world created by author Jaine Fenn and was intrigued enough by the characters that I am keen to read her previous work and find out about themDownside Girls is a compilation of short stories very short – three stories that all relate to each other in some way and a fourth that is independent of the others Each story gives an intriguing glimpse into a futuristic world and the rules that govern it and focuses on a special breed of people who act on the reuests of the public to assassinate those who are deemed guilty of something and need to be punished The stories here don’t focus so much on what these punishable by death crimes are they focus on the assassins or “angels” as they are called and the dilemmas they face while doing their duty I would have liked this book to be a bit longer either the stories themselves extended or stories included in the book But I guess that’s telling of how much I liked these stories and Fenn’s writing – I wanted to know about this world the angels and the “criminals” I’d definitely recommend this book to anyone who likes a uick read but to get a bit involved in the story I’d suggest reading Fenn’s earlier work to get some background on the characters

Jaine Fenn · 9 review

D by Alastair Reynolds author of ‘Revelation Space’ and the recent ‘Blue Remembered Earth’ as well as ’On the Steel Breeze’ 'Downside Girls' is a standalone collection of interlinked stories by Jaine Fenn that also shines new light on characters from 'Principles of Angels’ Jaine's first novel in the 'Hidden Empire' series 'Principles of Angels' ‘Consorts of Heaven’ Guardians of Paradise’ ‘Bringer of Light’ and 'ueen of Nowher. WowI think writing a uality short story is harder than writing a uality novel In a novel there is room in which to flesh out characters develop the plot and portray the intent With a short story writing has to be crisper on target and evocative A poor author just can't pull it off and even a good author who puts together a great short story often cannot sustain that story over a seriesIn Downside Girls Jaine Fenn has succeeded on all levels Her writing style is direct clean and impactful but there is a flow and a degree of lyricism that makes reading her stories a joy There are shades present that create a fullness that is often lacking in other worksThe stage for these four short stories is deliciously captivating A floating city is inhabited by the privileged population that lives on top of the city as well as the despised downsiders the poor people who live under the city and exist on what they can scavenge However this is a weird sort of democracy in which politicians are voted not to be put out of office but to be assassinated The instruments of the assassinations are the angels former downsiders who have been transformed into flying powerful assassinsCharacterization in all four stories is simply superb it is remarkable that the author is able to achieve the depth she does in a short story format than most authors can achieve in full length novels Of particular note to me was that of the title character in The Three Temptations of Larnia Mier While the other three stories were directly involved with angels this story looked at a music teacher who as a result of an injury was having hearing issues and her relationship with one of her students Not much in this story went according to formula It was compelling reading drawing the reader into Larnia's world inter her very being I felt there was a parallel within the story with the three temptations in the title On the surface this was simply a story of a woman and her feelings On another level there were analogies to our present world And on the third level I think it went deeply into the human condition While all four stories were great for me this one transcended the others and in fact vaulted right to the top of my list of best short stories of all timeI cannot recommend this collection enough

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Downside Girls Read & Download Ê 9 í The floating city of Kesh rests above the uninhabitable planet of Vellern For the Topsiders life is about luxury and opulence while for those of the Undertow day to day survival takes precedence Kesh City is a democracy by assassination where the Angels deadly state sponsored killers remove those unworthy to hIp The downsider Geal hopes for a better life topside only to find herself embroiled in a 'removal' by the Angel Thiera Downside Isha's brother Rakul brings a little black box home with him and sets Isha on a journey that takes her to a meeting with the most powerful man in Kesh City Larnia Mier a talented topside musician and instructor is injured after witnessing a removal first hand As her abilities diminish new possibilities open upWith a forewor. This is a collection of 4 short stories that make for an amazing novella style read Before reading Downside Girls I had never heard of Jaine Fenn or her Hidden Empire series I am now hooked I can't wait to get my hands on Ms Fenn's style of writing is captivating I was drawn in from the first couple of paragraphs She does an amazing job at world building It's one of those stories where you can actually envision yourself right there in the middle of it Of the 4 stories Collateral Damage was my absolute favorite It's based on such a simple storyline Two strangers meeting by accidental chance becoming friends and then enemies in a sense The twist ending I did not see comingEach story is completely stand alone but yet they intertwine with each other There are some characters who make repeat appearances in the different stories They give you just enough of a taste of their world that you can't help but want and I am super excited to give Jaine Fenn's Hidden Empire series a read I want to know about this world of Topsiders Downsiders and Angels I highly recommend you all check this one out as well Especially if you like a uick read An amazing way to test a book series without jumping in head firstI received my copy from the Library Thing's Early Reviewers Giveaway program