I am now reading Ellen Kushner's Swordpoint. So far, really excellent. More like an Edwardian or Regency historical novel in an imaginary setting. Last month, I had read some of Georgette Heyer's historical romances (Regency Buck, which was okay and Sylvester, which was excellent and really hilarious), and the character interactions of the aristocratic class in Swordpoint feel similar. Very fluid writing so far and no magic! I'm happy to be finally reading more Ellen Kushner. I read her Thomas the Rhymer years and years ago and absolutely loved it. Promised myself that I would read more Kushner but just never got around to it till now.