Reading notes, week 45

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(I was on holiday and didn’t note what I finished exactly when; they’re in order, anyway.)

Wizard’s Holiday by Diane Duane. Goodness, this is so much more intricate (in both plotlines) than I remember! And there’s a strain of enemies-to-lovers, or at least “was sich liebt, das neckt sich” that faintly irks me but the initial enmity gets resolved plausibly. Still doesn’t exactly endear Roshaun to me but he turns out kind of all right.

On Ordeal: Mamvish fsh Wimsih by Diane Duane. Because I like this lizard. Again, as on every reread, the scale of the thing fazes me: thousands of years as if it’s an ordinary adolescence –wait, for these people it probably is an ordinary adolescence.

How Lovely Are Thy Branches: A Young Wizards Christmas by Diane Duane. A bit early in the year but it’s such a nice holiday read.

On Ordeal: Roshaun ke Nelaid by Diane Duane. Yes, even as a fledgling wizard he’s almost unbearably arrogant. I hope Dairine manages to pummel him into shape a bit.

November 11: The Pit-Prop Syndicate by Freeman Wills Crofts. Soooo intricate! Every little thing described! And still the mystery is a real mystery. (But if a man treated me like Merriman treats Madeleine, I’d run a mile: “I love you enough for us both”, ewww).

Index of reading notes is here.

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