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Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman

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Norse Mythology

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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.

Penric's Mission by Lois McMaster Bujold

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Penric's Mission

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Lois McMaster Bujold

This is the third story Bujold has written about Penric , unexpected bearer of a two hundred year old chaos demon . This time, he and his demon are off on a secret mission. It goes badly, which gives us a chance to see how Penric has grown as a sorcerer, and as a man. He is grown up now, and very skilled as a sorcerer.

Once again, Lois McMaster Bujold has shown us her skills at crafting characters. The story itself is quite wonderful, but it is the characters that earn it more than five stars, except that's not allowed here.

Curse on the Land (Soulwood #2) by Faith Hunter

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Curse on the Land

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Faith Hunter

I loved this book! No surprise there, since Faith Hunter is one of my favorite authors. I do hope that there will be much more of this Series, because Nell Ingram is a very interesting character. The rest of Unit 18 is pretty interesting, too, and I want to see what happens with them after this book. Rick LaFleur has at last become a pretty interesting guy again. I did not see what happened to him in this book coming... not at all!

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