Reading, reading, and suddenly there’s a tape recorder. Wait, when was this written? 1978. Wow. It’s a great story, and a lot of the best fight scenes take place in a canyon, so there would be no cell reception anyhow. Great story, beautiful Arizona scenery, nice cultural bits, and a fine mystery.
What a fun story. Follows Atticus of the ever-changing name, Granuille, and Owen as they have adventures and eventually meet up again. Everyone has an epiphany to go with the adventure, it’s cool. Also, doggies. Irish wolfhounds are the best, just ask them. Assorted witches, vampires, werewolves, and tree-of-life magic users, and assorted gods. Fun … More Staked (The Iron Druid Chronicles #8) by Kevin Hearne
Most adorable book ever. I rec it to everyone 10 years and older. A young dragon caught a cold… in his fire. According to Grandpa in mythical Japan, he has to eat a phoenix shell in the Far North to relight his fire. Clearly, his two friends ill will tag along to help.
Two young foxes watch an semi-abandoned country house. His Lordship fails at the capital and retires to said country house. Her Ladyship dutifully follows her husband, even though a strange thing happened to her at this very country house. The countryside. Where things are not entirely civilized. The young fox falls in love with His … More The Fox Woman by Kij Johnson
How astonishing, a book featuring an older couple. Also a magical young woman who makes flowers grow where they had never been planted. She’s afraid of the cold, too – and always looking over her shoulder. Is she running from the cops or from her man? How many people are going to fall in love … More Summerlong by Peter S. Beagle
Starts with the war in the year 70, leading up to Titus and the legion burning down the Temple. Part two covers the Mediterranean region under Roman rule, and the Jewish communities in Jerusalem, Egypt, and other localities. What were communities like, who was head of household, how did they worship, lots of interesting details. … More Rome and Jerusalem: The Clash of Ancient Civilizations by Martin Goodman
I loved the first 2 books of this series – a teenage girl suddenly is able to travel between worlds? And someone, no a whole group of someones, want to kill her for it? Jesse finds out more info and resolves most of the problems in the first trilogy, while the ending clearly opens up … More Dreamweaver by C.S. Friedman
5 stars. This big fat book covers 3 years, leading up the American Revolution. Hardly any time travel at all – but several time travelers! And *surprise* some of them are not very nice people. Lots of drama about Loyalist vs Tory, and the oaths which the Highlanders made to King George… should they break … More A Breath of Snow and Ashes & Seven Stones to Stand or Fall by Diana Gabaldon
Dragons + jewel heist + art museum = definitely got my attendtion. Didn’t finish book 1 of series, but this one was very good.
Fun story. Gods coming to life is the stuff of comic books, and while this story had no pictures, the descriptions were absolutely wonderful. No Spoiler Story-line: Sam and Dean are 2 brothers who battle the Monster of the Week and win. Nice story technique: Sam’s flashback seems like spacing out and going to a … More Mythmaker by Tim Waggoner