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Another Gem from Guy Gavriel Kay

Book Title: 

A Brightness Long Ago

Book Author: 

Guy Gavriel Kay

This was a brilliant book, which is what I expect from Guy Gavriel Kay. It is set in a world that he has used before, but in a different time and place. This time, the novel is set in his world's equivalent to Renaissance Italy. It is very close to our own history, but the location names are different, and there are other clues that make it clear that this is not our Italy.

Another Fascinating Entry in Adventures in the Liaden Universe

Book Title: 

Shout of Honor

Book Author: 

Sharon Lee, Steve Miller

Like our own universe, the Liaden Universe is complex. In this short work, we meet several characters who find themselves involved with the ongoing story of the Liaden novels. They do not change the main story, but it seems to have changed them. The principal character, and the first one we meet is Commander Vepal, the Yxtrang Ambassador to the Outworlds, which is apparently, a job that does not pay well.

A Short, but Delightful Read

Book Title: 

Degrees if Separation

Book Author: 

Sharon Lee and Steve Miller

This novella tells the beginning of the story of Don Eyr. Here is a tale of a man who makes the best of a very bad situation, again and again. He's every bit as much of a hero as any main character in any of the 21 Liaden novels. Unlike most of them, he never had a family to support him and help him reach his full potential. He had to do that on his own. Like a true hero, when he finds others even worse off than he is, he does what is necessary to help them, even though it puts him at risk. It's not a long story, but it is a wonderful character study of a man... a hero.

The Story of the Korval Clan Continues

Book Title: 

Neogenesis

Book Author: 

Sharon Lee and Steve Miller

was prepared to love this book. The Liaden novels from Sharon Lee and Steve Miller just seem to be getting better and better in an odd way that makes the older novels better too. The authors have been weaving a complex web since the beginning and Neogenesis seems to bring several of the threads together at last. There is not actually any indication that the threads will stay together, though.

Amazing New Soulwood Novel from Faith Hunter

Book Title: 

Flame in the Dark

Book Author: 

Faith Hunter

I've really liked Nell Ingram from her first appearance in Faith Hunter's fiction. While she is a supernatural being, she is totally unlike Jane Yellowrock. When we first met Jane, she was competent, self-confident and ready to kick vampire butt and not bother to take names. When we first met Nell, she was scared, and small, and had reason to be that way.

Since then, we have watched Nell 'grow up', and start taking responsibility for herself in ways that a proper woman of God's Cloud of Glory Church could never even imagine.

Wow! What a story Faith Hunter has given us this time!

Book Title: 

Cold Reign

Book Author: 

Fairh Hunter

Cold Reign begins with Jane and Eli fighting a new kind of vampire – a Revenant. Revenants are vampires who have died twice – once when they became vampires and a second time as a vampire. Somehow, they rise after this second death as mindless monsters.

Another fun Bubba the Monster Hunter novella

Book Title: 

Into The Mystic

Book Author: 

John G. Hartness

John Hartness does it again! Bubba is a big, strong monster hunter, descended from a long line of monster hunters. But what about the other side of the family? Bubba's mother returns in this novella, and she has a few surprises for Bubba. Mom's a fairy princess and Bubba has a sister - in Fairyland. Bubba wouldn't go back there for anything! His mother HAS to go back. And doesn't know how.

Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman

Book Title: 

Norse Mythology

Book Author: 

Neil Gaiman

This book was just wonderful! So, okay, I knew all the stories already. I started reading Norse mythology almost as soon as I got a library card. And then I got into comics and saw Marvel's take on the Norse. So there wasn't really any suspense. It was as if all these things had happened recently, or been imagined recently, and a really good bard was telling the story of gods tonight. It felt almost as if the bits that were missing (and there are always bits missing when telling old Norse tales) weren't so much lost as not yet added to this bard's itinerary.

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