Publisher's summary[edit | edit source]
"There she goes. Running flat out. Little Sojourner. Not really dressed for a sprint. Moves pretty fast for a woman of her age though. She's carrying something. Hard to see from this far away.
Maybe, if we moved a little closer.
Sojourner has a gun in each hand. She swings them, awkwardly as she dashes across the gravel. Barefoot. Her evening dress looks a mess. That backpack looks heavy. There's a sheen to her dark skin. But, look; it isn't sweat. It's blood.
That isn't a pattern on her dress either. That's blood too. Her braids are spraying a trail of red in their wake. That's a lot of blood.
It's not her blood."
Plot[edit | edit source]
to be added
Characters[edit | edit source]
- Sojourner Hooper-Agogô
- Rex Agogô
- Anne Bonny
- The Kraken
- The Hussar
- Father Christèmas
- Cousin Chantelle
- Cousin Haribeaux
- Godmother Antigone
- Cousin Rupert
- Captain James "Porkbelly" Coker
- Cousin Kharon
References[edit | edit source]
- Faction's more unpredictable elements are housed in Bankside.
Notes[edit | edit source]
- To accompany the novel author Blair Bidmead released the short story Sojourner & Ellie, the illustration "The Lost Pirates", and a 75-minute soundtrack called Haribeaux's Sour Mix.
Continuity[edit | edit source]
- Sojourner was introduced as a Faction Paradox member in PROSE: Now or Thereabouts while L-Event was introduced in PROSE: A Hundred Words from a Civil War.
- Sojourner led the revolution against the Company's control of Pluto. (PROSE: The Sun Makers)
- Cousin Haribeaux was kept in the Boulevard of Alternate Brutalities. (PROSE: Library Pictures)
- A memo written by Robert Scarratt is seen. (PROSE: The Brakespeare Voyage, The Book of the War)
- A tweet from Iris Wildthyme is seen. (PROSE: The Scarlet Empress, et al.)
- Excerpts from Faction Paradox: a Negotiable History are seen. (PROSE: Of the City of the Saved...)
- Christèmas claims to have tried to negotiate with the Pilots' Coterie. (PROSE: The Book of the War)
- Christèmas says that the Great Houses used to claim that "You couldn't rewrite [history]. Not a single line." (TV: The Aztecs, PROSE: Christmas on a Rational Planet)
[edit | edit source]
- Official Weapons Grade Snake Oil page at Obverse Books
- Weapons Grade Snake Oil at the Faction Paradox wiki