Posts Tagged: katherine kurtz

Reading notes, week 25

June 25: The Witness for the Dead by Katherine Addison. … Wow. It’s a low-key mystery novel, and the background is so rich and intricate, even more than The Goblin Emperor because we see much more of the world. And full of genuinely good people (and some bad people too but they get their just

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Reading notes, week 14

April 4: Some Lord Peter Wimsey fanfic, on fanfiction.net this time, which feels like betrayal. But this is a good story about Charles and Mary in which Mary does some of the detecting. (Also found one I liked that happened to be on my ereader already.) April 3: Stone by Alter S. Reiss, the long

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The King’s Deryni

Katherine Kurtz, The King’s Deryni I already had this in hardback, from the moment it was out (late 2014) but unfortunately it has such small type in a light font, in such huge line lengths, that my middle-aged eyes gave up. I thought I’d finished it regardless but the last 20% or so was a

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2014 reading roundup

Preliminary disclaimer: I dislike end-of-year overviews. At least I dislike the circumstance that from, well, the end of November until the beginning of January everything is end-of-year overviews. When we still had a subscription to a newspaper (er, last year) I avoided the last issue of the year because it was nothing else than that.

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Guilty-pleasure reading, part 2 of n

Katherine Kurtz, King Kelson’s Bride I don’t know what this book is like for someone who hasn’t been avidly following all the earlier exploits of King Kelson, but I was bowled over. I thought I’d read it years ago but in fact I hadn’t, so I had a whole new Deryni book! Best line: “I

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Guilty-pleasure reading, part 1 of n

I don’t remember when and where I first came across the Deryni novels except that I was a  teenager and it was in England. There was only the first-written (but fairly late in the in-world history) trilogy at the time, now called The Chronicles of the Deryni: Deryni Rising, Deryni Checkmate and High Deryni. I

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Reading, promises, etcetera

Scene: other half and I are in the living room reading. Possibly one or two of our daughters are also there, and in that case also reading. OH: This book is so weird, the protagonist’s parents aren’t his parents and his grandparents aren’t his grandparents. Me: Are his grandparents his parents’ parents at least? OH:

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