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The Belgariad: Volume One by David Eddings

It all begins with the theft of the Orb that for so long protected the West from an evil god. As long as the Orb was at Riva, the prophesy … Continue reading

September 8, 2011 · 2 Comments

Review: Soulless by Gail Carriger

First, she has no soul. Second, she’s a spinster whose father is both Italian and dead. Third, she was rudely attacked by a vampire, breaking all standards of social etiquette. … Continue reading

August 6, 2011 · Leave a comment

Juliet by Anne Fortier

When Julie Jacobs inherits a key to a safety-deposit box in Siena, Italy, she is told it will lead her to an old family treasure. Soon she is launched on … Continue reading

May 21, 2010 · Leave a comment

Trojan Gold by Elizabeth Peters

A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words but the photograph art historian Vicky Bliss has just received gives rise to a thousand questions instead. A quick glance at the blood-stained envelope is … Continue reading

May 16, 2010 · Leave a comment

Crocodile on the Sandbank by Elizabeth Peters

Elizabeth Peters’s unforgettable heroine Amelia Peabody makes her first appearance in this clever mystery. Amelia receives a rather large inheritance and decides to use it for travel. On her way … Continue reading

April 26, 2010 · 3 Comments

The Sword (a Novel of Chiveis) by Bryan M. Litfin

Four hundred years after a deadly virus and nuclear war destroyed the modern world, a new and noble civilization emerges. In this kingdom, called Chiveis, snowcapped mountains provide protection, and … Continue reading

April 24, 2010 · Leave a comment

Dewey’s 24-Hour Read-a-Thon: The 12th Hour

Well, we’re half way there, folks, and surprisingly enough, I’m not a bit tired. I think not having to wake up so early and getting a good night’s rest last … Continue reading

April 10, 2010 · 5 Comments