Heather (hasfartogo) wrote in 50bookchallenge,

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Books 17 to 24 of 50.

17) The Dwarves by Markus Heitz 2005 in German and translated into English by Sally-Ann Spencer in 2009. Sweeping and hard to put down so don't read this book unless you are retired or on vacation and can sleep in. Our hero Tungdil is an orphaned dwarf brought up by a mage at a mage school who longs to meet his own people. After a prank with one of the mage's apprentices goes to far, Tungdil is sent on a long trip to find another mage and return some items his mater borrowed. Then the awful undead evil starts it's methodical march on all the living lands.

18) Dragonshadow by Barbara Hambly. 1999 British edition. Did not know there was a sequel to Dragonsbane. A good read for magic, demons, and dragons fans. There is a sequel to this one too which I will have to find in my local library I hope.

19) The End of Your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe. While Mary Anne Schwalbe was undergoing treatments for pancreatic cancer, she and her son formed a private book club to have something to talk about during her chemo treatments. This is a lovely and loving memoir of a remarkably humble yet very influential woman by her son at a very difficult and painful time.

20) Moon of the Three Rings by Andre Norton. Originally published in1966, Fifth printing 1978. A very interesting story of a voyage by a merchant spacer and the mysterious pet trainer he meets and saves. A good read.

21) Rimrunners by C.J. Cherryh. 1986. A sci-fi tale with space spies, space raiders, and a space raider aiming to redeem herself. The language really gets you into the world of long haul spacers and the socail order they inhabit.

22) Queens of England by Norah Lofts. 1977. A chapter for all the queens of England from the good, the bad, and the sad, from ancient historical Boadicea to the current Queen Elizabeth the Second.

23) Shelley Also Known as Shirley by Shelley Winters. 1980. A biography of a rather fascinating star from the old studio system of Hollywood's 40' and 50's. She tells some fine tales about the highs and lows of her life, plus all the loves of her life.

24) Radiant by Karina Sumner-Smith. 2015. The first book in a trilogy set in a post apocalyptic world where the elite live in magically fuel floating towers while the rejects live on the ground doing their best to scramble a living while avoiding the creepy undead that roam the nights. A on odd friend ship between a girl who sees ghosts and a ghost with a terrible secret are fighting for their very lives and existances. Really well written and hard to put down.


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