High Times in the Low Parliament

Recorded Books. Aug. 2022. 4:39 hrs. ISBN 9781980011712. $12.99. FANTASY
Lana Baker is Aldgate’s finest scribe and a shameless flirt. When a promise to deliver messages in exchange for kisses draws the ire of a fairy, Lana earns herself a one-way ticket to the Low Parliament. Settling into her new life of recording the exhausting debates of the practically ineffectual legislative body, Lana befriends the cantankerous fairy Bugbite and the beautiful deputy Eloquentia, forming an unlikely trio upon whose shoulders rests the fate of humanity. Robson’s (Alias Space and Other Stories) latest is a spirited novella featuring elements of fantasy, LGBTQIA+ representation, and political satire. Embracing a frenetic pace in lieu of expansive worldbuilding, Robson presents a roller-coaster ride that leaves readers wanting more. Narrator Amy Scanlon gives the characters distinct personalities and voices, abandoning her dry, breathy intonation to shift with ease between the flirtatious stoner Lana, the shrill-voiced fairies, and foreign deputies. Lending intimacy to the storytelling, Scanlon’s performance will delight listeners with these unlikely heroes and their endeavors to save humanity.
VERDICT Recommended for fans of fantasy, quirky characters, and political satire.
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