The princess is blind. She also refuses to speak, and who can heal that? Not the doctors, only the tiger. So off Princess Cinnamon goes to forest, which she can’t see, to hang with the tiger. Strange story, lovely artwork.
reread. What a great opening scene. Carolyn is walking down the road in a bloody silk dress, murder knife tucked into the small of her back, and she realizes that -this- driver is real-concerned, not predator-concerned to get her into the car. WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?” This was a very, very weird book. Death is not … More Library at Mount Char by Scott Hawkins
Medicine through the Ages – and the Empires. This book covers the practice of medicine through most of the globe. Start off with the health difference of nomads vs city life: 1. Eat what you have when you have it vs what keeps well : quantity vs variety. 2. Disease kills off the tribe but … More Jews and Medicine: An Epic Saga by Frank Heynick
The hero is dead, long live the hero? Percy Jackson is missing, and Jason has no memory of how he got here. Who are the girlfriend and jokester-buddy who claim they’ve known him for months? Travel by dragon! Also, flame-hero meeting snow-hero = bad news. Very bad. Lots of adventure, solid back-stories on each of … More The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan
Robin Hood is Welsh? Of course, why didn’t anyone point this out before! Rhi Bran i Hod = King Raven the Enchanter. What better way to scare off the pursuit than by pretending to be a giant black bird with raven-feather fletched arrows? He’s not a man, he’s a phantom! Who wants to marry Merian, … More Scarlet by Stephen R. Lawhead
1636: Mission to the Mughals by Eric Flint and Griffin Barber (1632 Universe) 4 stars, SFF Debut novel for Griffin Barber. Desert Noir by Betty Webb (Lena Jones Mystery #1) 4 star, mystery Desert Wives by Betty Webb (Lena Jones Mystery #2) 3 star, mystery
Stayed at my sister for the weekend… So many books on the shelves. And on the couch. And on the floor around the couch. And in a large canvas bag for library trips. The Steerswoman by Rosemary Kirstein My rating: 5 of 5 stars Read this book ages and ages ago, and was afraid to … More A Classical Weekend