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Books 39 & 40

Book 39: Academ's Fury - Jim Butcher

Genre: Fantasy

Plot: The political situation in Alera is at boiling point. The First Lord is still without an heir and the High Lords are scheming. It is up to Tavi and his friends to foil their murderous plots, while Bernard and Amara must work together with the Marat in the attempt to destroy a foe that threatens the entire kingdom.

My thoughts: A definite improvement on book one. The plot thickens! I got so absorbed I missed my train station stop.

Rating: 3.5 stars (out of 5)

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Book 40: Cursor's Fury - Jim Butcher

Genre: Fantasy

Plot: The plotting of the High Lords continues but one of the High Lords has allied themselves with enemies of the realm. Will this dangerous alliance help achieve the ultimate coup or will it end in disaster?

My thoughts: Wow! This series gets better as it gets going. The plot still is a little obvious - reminds me of that quote about there only being six plots - but there were some surprises and I like the way the action is fast paced. However, Amara is starting to annoy me as a character - I don't care about the effect of scars on your life! - but the cattiness of the High Ladies is amusing.

Rating: 3.5 (out of 5)

40 / 50 books. 80% done!

1. A Study in Scarlett, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
2. The Sign of the Four, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
3. Guardians of the Keep, Carol Berg
4. The Soul Weaver, Carol Berg
5. Daughter of Ancients - Carol Berg
6. Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
7. Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
8. The Return of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
9. The Piper's Son - Melina Marchetta
10. The Hound of the Baskervilles - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
11. The Valley of Fear, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
12. His Last Bow, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
13. The Case Notes of Sherlock Holmes, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
14. Night-time is my time, Mary Higgins Clark
15. The Swan Thieves, Elizabeth Kostova
16. Flesh and Spirit, Carol Berg
17.Breath and Bone
, Carol Berg
18. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Stieg Larsson
19. Splendour, Anna Godberson
20. You Belong to Me, Mary Higgings Clark
21. I heard that song before, Mary Higgings Clark
22. The Girl Who Played with Fire, Stieg Larsson
23. The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet's Nest, Stieg Larsson
24. The Stainless Steel Rat, Harry Harrison
25. Storm Front, Jim Butcher
26. Fool Moon, Jim Butcher
27. Grave Peril, Jim Butcher
28. Detection Unlimited, Georgette Heyer
29. Duplicate Death, Georgette Heyer
30. Envious Casca, Georgette Heyer
31. Before I say goodbye, Mary HIggings Clark
32. The second time around, Mary Higgings Clark
33. Summer Knight, Jim Butcher
34. Death Masks, Jim Butcher,
35. Pretend you don't see her, Mary Higgings Clark
36. Midnight Becomes Her, Mary Higgings Clark
37. Furies of Calderon, Jim Butcher
38. The Anastasia Syndrome and Other Stories, Mary Higgings Clark
39. Academ’s Fury, Jim Butcher
40. Cursor’s Fury, Jim Butcher

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