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A Conspiracy of Kings by Megan Whalen Turner

Sophos, under the guidance of yet another tutor, practices his swordplay and stategizes escape scenarios should his father’s villa come under attack. How would he save his mother? His sisters? … Continue reading

March 31, 2010 · Leave a comment

The Game of Kings by Dorothy Dunnett

In 1547 Scotland has been humiliated by an English invasion and is threatened by machinations elsewhere beyond its borders, but is still free. Paradoxically, her freedom may depend on a … Continue reading

January 27, 2010 · 5 Comments

Teaser Thursday (5): The Game of Kings by Dorothy Dunnett

Yes, I know once again that this is not Thursday, but due to some unforeseen family drama, I decided I’d rather take a bubble bath than get on the computer … Continue reading

January 8, 2010 · 4 Comments

The Hero and the Crown by Robin McKinley

Aerin could not remember a time when she had not known the story; she had grown up knowing it. It was the story of her mother, the witchwoman who enspelled the king … Continue reading

December 19, 2009 · Leave a comment

Books that Rock: The Blue Sword by Robin McKinley

This is the story of Corlath, golden-eyed king of the Free Hillfolk, son of the sons of the Lady Aerin. And this is the story of Harry Crewe, the Outlander orphan … Continue reading

December 14, 2009 · Leave a comment

Books that Rock: The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch

An orphan”s life is harsh – and often short – in the island city of Camorr, built on the ruins of a mysterious alien race. But born with a quick … Continue reading

December 7, 2009 · Leave a comment

Books that Rock: The King of Attolia by Megan Whalen Turner

By scheming and theft, the Thief of Eddis has become King of Attolia. Eugenides wanted the queen, not the crown, but he finds himself trapped in a web of his … Continue reading

November 23, 2009 · Leave a comment