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  1. #11
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    Really got behind with my posting on this thread so I have quite a few to get to.

    Books 13 and 14.

    Shattered, and Staked. By Kevin Hearne.

    These are books 7 and 8 in this really good series and they are just as good as ever.

    Atticus is a 2,000 year old druid who made a deal with The Morrigan, the Celtic chooser of the slain which with certain conditions pretty much makes him immortal. All gods, deities and belief systems are real and he is on very good terms with some ot them, others are trying to kill him.

    These books each have a 3 book story arc though they are all a continueing narrative. I can really recommend these books, though if you take your beliefs too seriously you might have a problem as the deities are trated as normal people with extra ordinary abilities.

    https://www.goodreads.com/series/528...uid-chronicles
    Always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor never the tormented.

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    Books 15 and 16.

    Rome`s Sacred Flame, and Emperor of Rome,
    by Robert Fabbri.

    The last 2 books in this great series do not disappoint, though even if you don`t know much about Roman history the title of the last book could give you a clue to what happens. I have really enjoyed these books and I hope that the series just ends here and Fabbri does not do a Cornwell and keep inserting books into the timeline as that just does not seem to work.

    https://www.goodreads.com/series/58804-vespasian
    Always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor never the tormented.

    Elie Wiesel.

    Nobel Laureate and Holocaust survivor

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    The book I just finished was on Roman times, and provided a taste of what being a Gladiator was like.
    "If everyone is thinking alike, then somebody isn't thinking." - George S. Patton.

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    There a quite a lot of very good series about Rome, some more acurate than others, but it is a fascinating period.

    Anyway I have got a bit behind with my reports so here goes.

    Book 17.

    Knife, by Jo Nesbo.

    12th in this very good series is just as good, and even more convoluted than normal. Red herrings and misdirection all the way through leave the end as a bit of a shock, though a logical one when you think about it, not like some books that just seem to pick a character as villain at random. I am not sure if this is the last book in the series as Nesbo has just thrown a hand gredade into the whole plot line while at the same time tying a couple of loose ends.

    https://www.goodreads.com/series/51155-harry-hole

    Book 18.

    Scourged, by Kevin Hearne.

    Very sad to see this was the last book in the series, but it did not disappoint, finishing appropriately enough with Ragnarok where a combined force of good deities take on Loki and a force of evil deities. This book has everything, humour, triumph, loss, sadness and yet also hope, oh, and talking dogs. One ofmy favourite characters in the series has been Oberon, Atticus`s Irish Wolfhound who has been modified with long life, near human intelligence and the ability to talk to Atticus telepathically. He has a very down to earth philosophy, as long as there are sausages, gravy and poodles in the world then everything is ok.

    I am also nearly all the way through Besieged, a collection of some of the e-books and short stories set throughout the series, and before., which are good but not as good in my opinion. I suppose that makes book 19 as well.

    https://www.goodreads.com/series/528...uid-chronicles
    Always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor never the tormented.

    Elie Wiesel.

    Nobel Laureate and Holocaust survivor

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    Book 20.

    Begging to die, by Graham Masterson.

    The 10th book in this series is as good as ever, though the series as a whole seems to be getting darker, making me wonder if possiblely it is coming to a conclusion. The only downside I have found is the dialogue. It seems to be more based on how someone thinks the Irish sound after watching a few sitcoms. This does not get in the way of the story though so I just ignore it.

    https://www.goodreads.com/series/98980-katie-maguire

    Book 21.

    The Centurions, by Damian Hunter.

    I found thischeap on a remainders book stall, and, while I enjoyed it I was happy I did not pay the going rate for a paperback. The story of 2 step brothers, 1 legitimate the other illegitimat serving in Ceasars legions in Germany. Thereis a fair bit of friction between them aggavated by the fact the illegitimate one is by far the better soldier. I will be keepingan eye out for the other books if I can find them at a good price.

    https://www.goodreads.com/author/sho....Damion_Hunter
    Always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor never the tormented.

    Elie Wiesel.

    Nobel Laureate and Holocaust survivor

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    Book 22.

    The Girl Who Lived Twice, by David lagercrantz.

    This is the 3rd book in his follow-up to Stieg Larsons books and it was quite good, certainly not as good as Larson but very readable. I don`t know if there are going to be any more but this does seem to come to a natural conclusion, I will just have to wait and see.

    https://www.goodreads.com/author/lis...id_Lagercrantz

    Book 23.

    Realm, by James Jackson.

    I found this cheap in a charity shop and risked it but it was a good book. Set in a period of complete religious dogma and absolute lack of rights if you are poor it is the story of the Spanish Armada. I will keep an eye out for the rest if I find them a reasonable price.

    https://www.goodreads.com/series/247770-christian-hardy
    Always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor never the tormented.

    Elie Wiesel.

    Nobel Laureate and Holocaust survivor

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