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Books 7-10

1. Into the Path of Gods by Kathleen Cunningham-Guler. (4 of 5)
2. Mortal Engines by Philip Reeve. (4 of 5)
3. The Triumph of the Moon by Ronald Hutton. (3.5 of 5)
4. The Greener Shore by Morgan Llewellyn. (5 of 5)
5. Against All Enemies by Richard Clarke. (4.5 of 5)
6. Beyond Fear by Bruce Schneier. (4 of 5)

7. Children of the Salmon by Eileen O'Faolain. (4.65 of 5) An excellent collection of Irish myths in short story form. There are a few bits of repeat material, but the stories were quite enjoyable reading.

8. The Wind From Hastings by Morgan Llewellyn. (4.55 of 5) From what I have read in various biographical sketches of Morgan, this was her first novel. If so, it shows. It was rather rough in various places, though the characters were enjoyable against the backdrop of the period prior to the Battle of Hastings. I wasn't fond of the ending, but the strong character development made this book a lot of fun for me.

9. Predator's Gold by Philip Reeve. (5 of 5) The second book in the Hungry City Chronicles. The storyline continues to follow the characters of Tom and Hester and their travels across the framework of an apocalyptic world where cities have become moving entities on platforms. Character development is super strong, and the action sequences are very well-written. The book takes some tremendous twists and turns, with unexpected returns of some characters from the first book. This was a novel I couldn't put down and spend many late nights finishing the chapter that I was currently reading prior to turning out the lights.

10. Zen at Work by Les Kaye. (In Progress)
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