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.
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.Buy Tremontaine now on Serialbox
Content About This Serial
Kaab contemplates the meaning of home. Diane hosts a spectacle.
In which, finally, the turnip gets its moment in the spotlight.
Going off script to talking about Tremontaine - and the broader world we live in.
Kaab fights her first professional duel. Diane pursues her destiny.
When Ellen called me and invited me to work on Tremontaine, I have to admit, I was a little star-struck.
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.
Alliances shift as relationships on both the Hill and in Riverside grow complicated.
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.
Vincent makes a splash while Kaab must rescue Micah and Joshua.
“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…
Behold! The dreaded Pudding Swan in its natural habitat.