I loved writing Frank's sections of this episode. He has such a different voice from the younger characters: richer with history, bare of self-doubt. He might have been out of the field for a long time, but he remembers the swing of it: the prickling of danger, the thrill of the hunt. (His canine costar doesn't hurt, either!)
The Cold War rages in the back rooms and dark alleys of 1970s Prague as spies and sorcerers cross murky lines to do battle for home and country. The fate of the East and the West hangs in the balance right along the Iron Curtain—and crackling beneath the surface of it all is a vein of magic, raw and waiting to be tapped.
Written by: Lindsay Smith, Max Gladstone, Cassandra Rose Clarke, Ian Tregillis, Michael Swanwick (Guest Author)
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Frank and Sasha come face to face. Gabe is held on suspicion of murder.
Last season I wrote the penultimate episode, and it was fun this time around to kick off the final third of the book, rather than laying out the pieces for the big finale. Never before had I felt so George R. R. Martin-y!
Edith follows a dangerous lead. Zerena grand designs are threatened.
Okay, so I bent the rules a little bit. A ~teensy~ bit.
Josh and Edith confront their new reality. Zerena misses a step.
The Ice’s plan goes into action. A surprise player takes the field.
Spy novels are tricky, twisty things as it is, but add in two more overlapping factions so that the Cold War essentially becomes three dimensional and you’re in for a challenge.
Zerena pulls Tanya deeper into her web. Josh steps into Ice business.
What one can find when lost in Prague...
A fight night sees action outside the ring. Nadia and Van come clean.
Into the fray, mid-juggle.