Quote Originally Posted by Kjbartolotta View Post
I'd kill for more Early Modern-based settings in fantasy. Lace & gorgets, flintlock pistols, early inquiries into science pushing back against a still-dominant world of mystery and darkness. And you still got your kings, sword fights, maybe a dragon or two holed up somewhere.

But then, as joyless a scold I am about some of the concepts and assumptions baked into medieval fantasy, I will always love it. I guess what always frustrates me is the reflexive sense these societies are stable and orderly, when the fact seems to bear that they are perpetually in a state of transition and rarely in the fun way.
Patrice Sarath's The Sisters Mederos is exactly what you want. Georgette Heyer with magic!