Swordplay, scandal, and sex—welcome to the world of Tremontaine, a glittering new chapter in Ellen Kushner's classic Riverside series. This is the 2nd episode in the third season of Tremontaine, a 13-episode serial from Serial Box Publishing. This episode written by Tessa Gratton.When Riverside comes under siege, Tess is forced into a leadership role, working to keep the truth about Vincent from Reza as he helps her deal with the crisis. Meanwhile, on the Hill, Diane and Davenant face off for the first time since she was named Duchess in her own right.Welcome to Tremontaine, where ambition, love affairs, and rivalries dance with deadly results. A Duchess whose beauty is matched only by her cunning; a handsome young scholar with more passion than sense; a foreigner in a playground of swordplay and secrets; and a mathematical genius whose discoveries herald revolution when games of politics begin, no one is safe. Keep your wit as sharp as your steel in this world where politics is everything, and outcasts are the tastemakers.What did you think of the episode? Let us know in the comments or leave us a review on Goodreads.