Category Archives: History/Myth

Children of Earth and Sky – Guy Gavriel Kay

In a shock twist, GGK can still write beautiful stories that make people, especially this person, deeply sad about big, grand themes and also about little individual lives. This time with a lot of references harking back to his previous … Continue reading

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Gods of Jade and Shadow – Silvia Moreno-Garcia

I was at least partly just attracted to how pretty this is. The cover is extremely attractive. But also, it got a lot of good social media publicity, I absolutely accept that marketing works, and the premise is very much … Continue reading

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Tigana – Guy Gavriel Kay

The boyfriend and I read this roughly simultaneously, and we both had the same two responses to it. Firstly, “BIG MOOD”. Secondly “SO SAD”. You may see from my previous Guy Gavriel Kay related post that I like him because … Continue reading

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Shadows in Bronze – Lindsey Davis

And a total genre shift – back to Roman Empire murder mysteries! It is absolutely ideal holiday reading, so it went with me on the plane to Portugal. Definitely endorse reading it while sat by the pool, considering sticking your … Continue reading

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Kintu – Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi

Another one that took me yonks to finish, but also one I rather enjoyed, especially for its atmosphere. Clearly I picked a bad period to read good, atmospheric books. That being said, I think I did enjoy this less than … Continue reading

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Lord of Emperors – Guy Gavriel Kay

I nearly fucking CRIED. I don’t cry at books. It made me feel emotions and it was deeply distressing at the most fundamental level. By which I mean I fucking loved it. And I know this is blasphemy – there … Continue reading

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The Porpoise – Mark Haddon

I am, of course, a sucker for anything classics-related. Because some things never change. So I came across something that was being well-received and had tenuous links to classical mythology? Sold. I barely even read the blurb. Which, if I’m … Continue reading

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