The Bloodline Feud - Charles Stross
I met Stross in a crypt in London several years ago. He was unknown to me as an author, so I brashly asked him what he'd written. He politely told me "quite a lot" and he suggested I start with Halting State. I've been a fan ever since.
Stross has half-a-dozen worlds he plays in. I was unaware of this one until it came up on a special offer. It's a great idea for a story - can you bring modern economic thinking to a parallel world stuck in the past?
But something just didn't resonate with me. There were too many characters each with a different political view and it just ended up confusing me. There's blood, and sex, and guns, and high-jinks, but it just didn't draw me in as much as his other works like, say, The Laundry Files.
Entertaining - but not compelling enough for me.