Tremontaine

Welcome to Tremontaine, the prequel to Ellen Kushner’s beloved Riverside series that began with Swordspoint! A Duchess whose beauty is matched only by her cunning; her husband’s affair with a handsome scholar; a foreigner in a playground of swordplay and secrets; and a mathematical genius on the brink of revolution—when long-buried lies threaten to come to light, betrayal and treachery know no bounds with stakes this high. Mind your manners and enjoy the chocolate in a dance of sparkling wit and political intrigue.

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From The Writers' Room

Alaya Dawn Johnson on writing Tremontaine S2E5: “Alive, and Home Here”

I know feeling out of place a thousand miles from home. I know that sudden longing for the flavors and sounds and understood rhythms of the place that you were born. Which is to say, on this level I understand Kaab very well.

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New Episode! Tremontaine S2E5: “Alive, And Home Here”

Kaab contemplates the meaning of home. Diane hosts a spectacle.

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Tremontaine Season 1 Reread: Episode 9, “Lies in Our Stars”

In which, finally, the turnip gets its moment in the spotlight.

From The Writers' Room

Joel Derfner on writing Tremontaine S2E4: “All That Glitters”

Going off script to talking about Tremontaine - and the broader world we live in.

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New Episode! Tremontaine S2E4: “All That Glitters”

Kaab fights her first professional duel. Diane pursues her destiny.

From The Writers' Room

Mary Anne Mohanraj on writing Tremontaine S2E3: “Fireworks”

When Ellen called me and invited me to work on Tremontaine, I have to admit, I was a little star-struck.

A Bowl of Questions

A Bowl of Questions with Tessa Gratton

This season of Tremontaine sees a few new faces in Riverside as well as the Writer's Room! Amongst them is Tessa Gratton, who took a break from her wizardly ambitions to join Ellen Kushner and co. for Season Two. We just had to sit down with her immediately to learn more, so read on to find out what her secret power would be - and why she's rather fond of things both ugly and glorious.

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New Episode! Tremontaine S2E3: “Fireworks”

Alliances shift as relationships on both the Hill and in Riverside grow complicated.

From The Writers' Room

Tessa Gratton on writing Tremontaine S2E2: “Old in Mischief”

I stared at the blank page for about an hour when I sat down to write the first words of episode 2. It felt like stepping through a doorway I’d searched for since I was a teenager and first read Swordspoint. I don’t usually have trouble with blank pages. Once a project is ready, I know where I need to begin, and how. But this was Riverside.

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New Episode! Tremontaine S2E2: “Old in Mischief”

Vincent makes a splash while Kaab must rescue Micah and Joshua.

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Tremontaine Season 1 Reread: Episode 8, “A City Without Chocolate”

“A City Without Chocolate”? Say it ain’t so, Lo! If we thought the party went bad, it looks like fortunes are taking an even worse turn this episode…

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Tremontaine Season 1 Reread: Episode 7, “The Swan Ball”

Behold! The dreaded Pudding Swan in its natural habitat.

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