Sep. 22nd, 2012

Book meme.

Sep. 22nd, 2012 01:15 am
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Book meme. The fifth sentence on the fifty-second page of the book nearest to me.

To the left: "We came across the greatest Zeus sanctuary and one of the most venerable temples of Hera at Olympia."

To the right: "Reluctantly concluded."

In front: "I know you, Lady."




I believe they were all reasonably equidistant, and thus I have comported myself in all thoroughness.
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Books 2012: 173-175


173. Rae Carson, The Crown of Embers. Greenwillow, 2012.

Sequel to The Girl of Fire and Thorns, and doing something slightly different. An excellent book with a cliffhangered ending, but the will-she won't-she romance subplot... wore upon my nerves. I'll be writing it up for Tor.com, so if you want more of my opinion on it, keep a lookout.


174. Barbara Hambly, Blood Maidens. Severn House, 2010.

The third James Asher book. Hambly is one of the few writers I have come across who write novels with vampires in them with anything like convincing horror and attraction: she's stunningly good at what she does. This time, Oxford don and former spy James Asher accompanies the vampire Don Simon Ysidro to St. Petersburg, to prevent a German scientist from making vampires for King and Country.

More complicated than that, of course. Excellent book, atmospheric, creepy.


175. Barbara Hambly, The Magistrates of Hell. Severn House, 2012. E-copy for review courtesy of the publisher.

Belatedly, I know. A fourth Asher book. I'll be reviewing it in the winter Ideomancer.com. Short version: excellent.

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