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City of Roses by Kip Manley

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Rated 7.2 out of 10 Statistics


Genre: Fantasy / Romance

Updated: Every Few Days

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Frequent Sexual Content

Frequent Coarse Language

Frequent Violence


Overall Rating: 7.21

Average Rating: 10 (Guests), 8.13 (Members)

Ranking: #111

Rating Count: 7 (4 Guests, 4 members)

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"A Serialized Phantastick on The Ten Thousand Things & The One True Only"

City of Roses is about what happens when Jo Maguire, a highly strung underemployed telemarketer, meets Ysabel Perry, a princess of unspecifiable pedigree. It’s also about hearts broken cleanly and otherwise, the City of Portland, Spenser, those moments in pop songs when the bass and all of the drums except maybe a handclap suddenly drop out of the bridge leaving you hanging from a slender aching thread of melody waiting almost dreading the moment when the beat comes back, and the occasional swordfight.

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Fantasy, Low Fantasy

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"Show Don't Tell"

Rating: 9/10

I nearly didn’t read this story the first time I came across it, because I read the first two scenes, and foresaw angst of an unpalatable nature. Then I came across it again through an ad, and kept reading. I am enjoying myself, a LOT. There is angst, but it’s working.

I am continually drawn to stories that don’t hand me the answers. That provide me with what I need to know, then let…Read More


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