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The Sanctuary Sparrow by Ellis Peters
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Nothing new to say. I liked it, as I liked Cadfael Books 1 to 6.

It fits the pattern of Books 1 to 5; the writing style makes delightful reading; the youngsters in Cadfael books are foolish and impetuous, making the crises they create convenient and n
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The Virgin in the Ice by Ellis Peters
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This sixth Cadfael novel breaks the mold set by the first five, but offers an experience that is not as delightful as its predecessors did. The middle half of the book dragged for me, as characters ran away, and other characters went in their search. ...more
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The Devil's Novice by Ellis Peters
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Best of the Cadfael novels I have read thus far. One of the reasons is the absence of foolish, impetuous youngsters who get themselves into trouble. All characters in this book, particularly the youngsters, are thinking people. The lawman is a thinki ...more
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The Leper of Saint Giles by Ellis Peters
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The best of the five Cadfel Chronicles I've read so far. While it follows the set formula, the end is more emotive and has something more than the formula.

The Cadfel Chronicles seem to be set to a formula, but I like the formula. Young, hot, impetuou
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Qube is on page 100 of 224 of Monk's Hood: Pretty good so far. Nice little mystery.
Monk's Hood by Ellis Peters
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One Corpse Too Many by Ellis Peters
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Enjoyed this book. It was not as good as Cadfael #1, but I nevertheless liked the writing, the setting, the pace and the story. And, of course, the protagonist. My only complaint is that too much happens by providence.
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A Morbid Taste for Bones by Ellis Peters
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Delightful book. Just the right length and pace I like - much like an Agatha Christie novel. It starts slowly and builds up well, bringing out the characters and their possible motivations. It's perhaps not the kind of book for readers who want actio ...more
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The Artist of Disappearance by Anita Desai
The Artist of Disappearance
by Anita Desai
read in January, 2015
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The prose is good and the expression eloquent. But there is little by way of story and closure. All three novellas fell short on that front, particularly the first. Not particularly exciting.
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The Magicians' Guild by Trudi Canavan
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Unfortunately, neither the world nor the story grabbed me. And the writing is rather utilitarian.

This is my second book by this author. I guess I now have a measure of her writing.
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Thief's Magic by Trudi Canavan
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My first Trudi Canavan. Perhaps, I picked up the wrong one as the first - I found it quite ordinary.

The idea of an industrial revolution fueled by magic was compelling, and I had quite looked forward to reading the book. While the world Canavan paint
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