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Librarian, book lover, avid reader

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Roman Blood
Steven Saylor
Progress: 171/401 pages
Dearie: The Remarkable Life of Julia Child
Bob Spitz
Progress: 208/557 pages
Avant-gardes du XXe siècle: arts & littérature, 1905-1930
Serge Fauchereau
Caesar's Commentaries: On the Gallic War and On the Civil War
Julius Caesar
Les bûchers de Bocanegra
Arturo Pérez-Reverte
The Songs of the Kings
Barry Unsworth
Sherlock Holmes: The Complete Novels and Stories: Volumes I and II
Arthur Conan Doyle
The Hobbit
J.R.R. Tolkien, Alan Lee

Black Ships

Black Ships - Jo Graham This re-imagining of The Aeneid through the eyes of a priestess of The Lady of The Dead worked for me. This quest of the People, exiled from Wilusa (Troy) destroyed to find a place, to fulfil their destiny is well constructed, well plotted and twist enough of the legendary tales to make it fresh and vibrant. I loved her Aeneas aka Neas. I loved Xandros, how could I not love Xandros. The stops along the way to their destiny are shown not told. Jo Graham is obviously passionate about the history of the period. Her speculations about the economics, about the why the cities of the Sea are fading away are interesting and no where do the reader feel she's infodumping. Never.I love it. Really. Find it and enjoy even if you have never heard of the tale of Aeneas. It's a great story about friendship, faith, un-required love and destiny.