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September 2008: The Heretic Queen by Michelle Moran

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Post by TerriPray » Tue January 13th, 2009, 9:08 am

I was finally able to read Heretic Queen, thanks to my library doing a special order.

First - I don't get a lot of time to read these days. I'm up to my eyeballs in work. Between new games and books - well, I'm swamped. So, it has to be a damn good novel in order to tear me away from work.

Heretic Queen is a keeper, or would if I had ordered a copy for my personal shelf. The standard problems with historical novels, for me, tend to be data dumps and repeating information to fill gaps. That didn't happen with this book. The intrigue, the problems with the family, the shadow of ill fortune, they all blended together in a way that worked. The book didn't slow down for me at any point. It picked me up, dragged me along and kept me reading - enough that I had to be reminded by my eight year old that reading at dinner time was naughty (opps).

Bad bad author for getting me in trouble with my kids!
Currently reading through submissions ranging from alternative history to science fiction and fantasy.


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