Book Review: High Times in the Low Parliament

Posted September 18, 2022 by geograph in adult, fantasy, historical / 0 Comments

I received this book for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Book Review: High Times in the Low ParliamentHigh Times in the Low Parliament by Kelly Robson
Published by Tom Doherty Associates on August 9, 2022
Genres: Fiction / Fantasy / Dragons & Mythical Creatures, Fiction / Fantasy / Historical, Fiction / LGBTQ+ / General
Pages: 160
Format: ARC, Audiobook, eBook
Source: Netgalley

Award-winning author Kelly Robson returns with High Times in the Low Parliament, a lighthearted romp through an 18th-century London featuring flirtatious scribes, irritable fairies, and the dangers of Parliament.

“Funny, literally outlandish, and deeply relevant.”—Malka Older

A Most Anticipated Pick for Autostraddle | LGBTQ Reads

Lana Baker is Aldgate’s finest scribe, with a sharp pen and an even sharper wit. Gregarious, charming, and ever so eager to please, she agrees to deliver a message for another lovely scribe in exchange for kisses and ends up getting sent to Low Parliament by a temperamental fairy as a result.

As Lana transcribes the endless circular arguments of Parliament, the debates grow tenser and more desperate. Due to long-standing tradition, a hung vote will cause Parliament to flood and a return to endless war. Lana must rely on an unlikely pair of comrades—Bugbite, the curmudgeonly fairy, and Eloquentia, the bewitching human deputy—to save humanity (and maybe even woo one or two lucky ladies), come hell or high water.

At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

This book was really weird and kind of whimsical! It’s also really short, so we never really find out what is going on, there’s simply not enough space. Why are there only women in this world? Why do fairies rule everyone? Not a problem, not an issue, just deal with it. Worldbuilding? No! Here is a world, take it or leave it. And you need to know that piece already before you get into it, I think. Interesting character development! I got this on audiobook AND ebook, and I started the audiobook and ended up finish it as an ebook during a doctor’s appointment. Which was perfectly fine! Three and a half stars, rounded up for Netgalley/Goodreads.

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