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Review: The Evening and the Morning by Ken Follett

I was already familiar with the Kingsbridge series from the Pillars of the Earth and World Without End mini-series. The Evening and the Morning is my first Ken Follett...and I must say, I went a very long time assuming he must be a very talented writer. But I think I was wrong. I appreciate the… Continue reading Review: The Evening and the Morning by Ken Follett

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Review: The Half-Drowned King by Linnea Hartsuyker

Linnea Hartsuyker's Golden Wolf trilogy has been on my to-read list for a while for its realistic representation of Scandanavia during the 9th century. Historical Fiction with Vikings--yes, please, but it's surprisingly hard to find serious stories about Vikings rather than harlequin-esque romance novels about stereotypes (no offense if those are your vice.) The Half-Drowned… Continue reading Review: The Half-Drowned King by Linnea Hartsuyker

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Review: Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman

Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman is just that--Gaiman's own retelling of the classic Norse myths. Having an interest in Norse mythology and Gaiman himself, I actually pre-ordered this book. Before reading it, I probably didn't know as much about the Gods as I should have...although I did know a bit (Marvel's Thor and Vikings aside!)… Continue reading Review: Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman