Poison or Protect Research & More

Poison or Protect: A Delightfully Deadly Novella, follows the exploits of one lady assassin with a penchant for poison, one gentle soldier with a white knight complex, a house party, a ghost, and … the Reform Act of 1867 (sometimes called the Second Reform Act).

Caught you out with that last one, didn’t I?

Anyway, here’s a sneak peak into some behind the scenes research and other tidbits that relate to this novella.


Lady Kingair enjoying the freedoms of weapons class.

I doubt a sword is Sidheag’s preferred weapon, but anything to beat Preshea is perfect.

From Book Fanart Blog on tumblr.

Sneaky cookie?

Remember this guy? He turns up again.

{Gail’s monthly read along for June 2016 is Warprize by Elizabeth Vaughan}


Your Infusion of Cute . . .

10 Examples of Reading Rooms that Are a Book Lover’s Dream

Your Tisane of Smart . . .

The Sweet Strange History of Cat Funerals

Book News:

CheriePie’s Book Review says of Manners & Mutiny:

“If you love the steampunk genre, mixed in with some young adult fantasy, and appreciate good writing, then this is a series you should not miss. Love, love, loved it!”

Quote of the Day:

“That is Preshea Buss. She thinks she’s smarter than everyone, when really she’s just meaner. As to ranking, forgive me, Preshea, but don’t your parents engage in trade?’

Preshea made a face like a fish with a digestive complaint. ‘Daddy dabbles in the East India Company, thank you very much. That’s hardly trade.”

~ Etiquette & Espionage

Questions about Gail’s steampunk world? There’s a wiki for that!


Posted by Gail Carriger

 Comments are closed

Comments are closed.

© 2024 Gail Carriger
Site built by Todd Jackson