The king is crowned, people are knighted, people are born, people die, people get hurt. In short, life goes on. People with magic conspire, get educated, get in trouble, try to learn from their mistakes, make new mistakes. This is very much a continuation of the saga. Disclaimer, I didn’t read the previous books, and … More The King’s Deryni by Katherine Kurtz
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
I enjoyed some of the books in this series, but this one took a boring turn halfway through. Could not finish.
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
I picked this book up again because of one scene: The Duchess who is quite rural does not want to learn city manners… then the Deportment Mistress demands how she will know the best way to break the rules if she doesn’t even know what they are. Oh, am I allowed to break the rules? … More A College of Magics by Caroline Stevermer
The Dark Ages – a time when nothing happened. Yes? No. Tuchman follows the life of the last Count of Coucy through the 1300s. The book opens before his birth, with a description of chivalry and the state of the continent, and of course a chapter on the Black Death, the plague which left Europe … More A Distant Mirror: The Calamitous 14th Century by Barbara W. Tuchman
How is this book not required reading? Also, its so much better than the first book, Wizard of Oz. On the other hand, given the movie, it’s just as well this was never Disneyfied. You know that pretty girl in the fairy dress on the cover? Look out for her in the book. She’s a … More The Land of Oz by L. Frank Baum