May 25th, 2015

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# 24 Jodi Taylor: Just one Damned Thing After Another.
A historical research institute, where historians use time machines to observe the history as it happens. At least that is how it is supposed to go. But things quickly get complicated. I have enjoyed it, but could not quite decide what genre it was supposed to be. Too bloody for lighthearted fantasy. Too humorous for serious stuff. Cant quite explain why, but I found that annoying.

# 25 Guy Adams: The Breath of God (Sherlock Holmes)
I really liked that one. It held true to the original style and characters. The story itself had interesting twists and I was happy to see that everything did in fact have rational explanation in the end.

# 26-28 Margaret Weis: The Star of the Guardians Trilogy.
I came across the first book by accident. Then I was simultaneously repelled and attracted by how closely modeled on Star Wars everything was. A very recognisable cast of characters to start with. However, as things progressed the story became more and more different and riveting in itself. And I absolutely love Derek Sagan and lady Maigrey.

# 29 Joanne M. Harris: The Gospel of Loki.
The Norse Myths told from the Trickster's point of view. Humorous and entertaining.

# 30 Robyn Cadwallader: The Anchoress.
A novel about a young girl who decides to become an anchoress, to live out her life in an enclosure, praying for the villagers and her patron. As the novel progresses, we understand more about her reasons for such a drastic decision. She also tries to understand how to make such life her own. A very touching and enthralling read.

# 31 Margaret Weis: The Ghost Legion
The final book in the Star of the Guardians series. Perhaps even the best of them, although I am not a big fan of the metaphysical plain. A good ending. Probably. Can't stop wishing for a different one.
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What with the long weekend, and a long drive with my wife (who drove), I managed to finish another novel, this being Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal by Christopher Moore. Another humorous item by the author, and a bit irreverent, I found it to be a pretty good read. It deals mostly with the years between Jesus' birth and his final days. I can't wait to crack the next book by this author.