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Last week didn’t have as much here as I’d hoped for. I ended up going back to work last Tuesday, getting really tired a lot because I am so not used to having to wake up at 7 AM anymore, and getting frustrated at cramming weeks worth of training material into a couple of days while arguing with management about various things. Hence, no reviews.

Plenty of reading, though. That’s a bonus. I have 3 books that are in need of reviewing, and probably I’ll finish a fourth today. Expect some actual content from this blog over the next couple of weeks! (I know, I know, what a change!)

But for now, let’s take a look at a couple of books that I got this past week, shall we?

  Deborah Harkness’s Shadow of Night. I know the first novel in this series, A Discovery of Witches (review here) was really hit-or-miss for most people, but I rather enjoyed it. Mostly I enjoyed it because there was an intelligent academic female lead character, who is more relatable to me than most of the fashion-obsessed female protagonists of the majority of supernatural romance novels these days. So I was thrilled to get my hands on an advance copy of the sequel, and I’m really looking forward to reading it.

 

  Harry Turtledove’s Coup d’Etat, part of the The War That Came Early series. I don’t currently have the rest of this series, though I know where I can get it, and I’ve been wanting to try out this author ever since I discovered that alternate history is incredibly fascinating. I’m really looking forward to being able to dive right into this one.

 

  Daniel Abraham’s The King’s Blood, sequel to The Dragon’s Path (review here). This one I didn’t get as a review copy, but instead bought for myself, with the money that I had accumulated from the Amazon Affiliates program (and thanks to everyone’s who has bought things through my referral links, because you all helped me to get a copy of this book!). Words cannot properly express how happy I am to be able to read this book right now, considering I enjoyed the first book of the series so much.

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