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Christophe Gans’ Brotherhood of the Wolf (Le Pacte des Loups)

I hardly know where to start with Christophe Gans’ Brotherhood of the Wolf (Le Pacte des Loups) – it’s sort of outside my normal range of subject matter, but the DVD case looked interesting enough, and the price was right, … Continue reading

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Crystal King’s Feast of Sorrow

I have to confess something to you before we get started.  I finished this book months ago.  By “finished”, I mean I read it from front to back.  So why didn’t I crank out a review earlier?  Well one reason; … Continue reading

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Alex Bledsoe’s Dark Jenny

What do you get when you mix the legend of King Arthur with the detective fiction of Raymond Chandler? It seems you come up with Alex Bledsoe’s stories of Eddie LaCrosse, sometime mercenary soldier, sometime hardboiled detective. In Dark Jenny, … Continue reading

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Hilary Mantel’s Bring Up The Bodies

Bring Up the Bodies is the second installment in Hilary Mantel’s novelization of the life of Thomas Cromwell. It follows on the heels of the masterful and award-winning Wolf Hall from 2010, one of my favorite books of the past … Continue reading

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Hilary Mantel’s Wolf Hall

As an American, my knowledge about Henry VIII of England comes from Shakespeare, plus what little American schools teach in history classes. He wanted to divorce his wife, the Pope said no, so he split with Rome and created the … Continue reading

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Those troublesome Irish: Three books on Irish rebellions

If you wanted to take a short course in the history of Irish rebellion — a subject as old as a peat bog and as contemporary as today’s news — you could do much worse than to read these three … Continue reading

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