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Anna
Anna is on page 255 of 464 of The Magician (The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel, #2)
Niccolo Machiavelli and Joan of Arc are so in-character. I know it's a strange thing to say about historical figures. What I mean is that they act according to their real life personalities (or maybe their reputations; I know history, but I'm not a historian) and develop personal traits that suit their experience, like Joan's fear of fire and Machiavelli's calculating nature.
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The Magician (The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel, #2)

Anna
Anna is on page 190 of 280 of A Daughter of the Snows
The focus has changed to the ice breaking on the river and a rescue mission. That's a breath of fresh air.
Aug 29, 2014 01:19PM Add a comment
A Daughter of the Snows

Anna
Anna is on page 35 of 68 of Wurr 2 (Wurr #02)
Our heroes entered the land of dogs, whose culture reached about Copper Age's level of development. It doesn't take them long to become involved in political and ecomonical intrigues that can turn the dogs' world upside down. Yes, you got it right: economical intrigues in the Copper Age world. Because Emmiina Jokinen is such a good author.
Aug 28, 2014 01:41PM Add a comment
Wurr 2 (Wurr #02)

Anna
Anna is on page 200 of 464 of The Magician (The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel, #2)
So, the Disir are actually Valkyries? That's sad; they always were portrayed as positive or at least neutral characters in the Norse mythology. And Dee mentions bogatyrs also being enemies of Scatach, though they always were heroes and not villains.
Aug 28, 2014 10:42AM Add a comment
The Magician (The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel, #2)

Anna
Anna is on page 50 of 224 of The Mabinogion
'Manavitan, son of Hlir' - 5 stars. Another good story of kings who had to take on crafts, criminal mice and revengeful wizard.
Aug 27, 2014 03:20AM Add a comment
The Mabinogion

Anna
Anna is on page 30 of 224 of The Mabinogion
'Branwen, daughter of Hlir' - 5 stars. That was a terrific story of vindictive royal relatives, magic cauldron, a battle that destroyed two armies, a king who was a bridge and whose head was buried 80 years after his death.
Aug 27, 2014 03:02AM Add a comment
The Mabinogion

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Anna is on page 15 of 224 of The Mabinogion
'Puihl, King of Daved' (hope my spelling of the names isn't too terrible) - 3 stars. Rather average story involving such widespread fairy tale elements as two kings switching places, winning one's bride and kidnapped children.
Aug 26, 2014 10:37AM Add a comment
The Mabinogion

Anna
Anna is on page 45 of 324 of The Seven Towers
I feel like there might be some mutual attraction between princess Crystalorn and the captain of her guard (Baranare? I have difficulty remembering his name).
Aug 26, 2014 10:21AM Add a comment
The Seven Towers

Anna
Anna is on page 150 of 280 of A Daughter of the Snows
I'm surprised that this is more of a romance novel than adventure/survival-oriented story typical for Jack London.
Aug 26, 2014 10:10AM Add a comment
A Daughter of the Snows

Anna
Anna is on page 260 of 563 of The Painted Man (Demon Cycle, #1)
I think the way the book follows our heroes from their childhood till adulthood is both its main strength and weakness. It gives them great character development and insight into their personalities, but on the other hand, it makes the plot and the pacing really slow. It's about half of the book already, and Arlen hadn't completed his Messenger training yet.
Aug 12, 2014 10:14PM Add a comment
The Painted Man (Demon Cycle, #1)

Anna
Anna is 50% done with Hot Summer Killing
I like Peter Styles books, but this one has too much political context to make crime aspect of the book entertaining.
Jul 22, 2014 03:29AM Add a comment
Hot Summer Killing

Anna
Anna is on page 220 of 563 of The Painted Man (Demon Cycle, #1)
I like that the heroes aren't already have fully-formed personalities when we meet them; we first see them as children and we can watch them develop. Right now, I can say where Arlen's fighting spirit, independence and earning for freedom came from.
Jul 21, 2014 05:14AM Add a comment
The Painted Man (Demon Cycle, #1)

Anna
Anna is on page 170 of 563 of The Painted Man (Demon Cycle, #1)
'You... can't... have... my... son!'

Had Rojer's mother just drowned a flame demon in the washing trough when it tried attacking her son? I bow before this woman.
Jul 13, 2014 12:21PM Add a comment
The Painted Man (Demon Cycle, #1)

Anna
Anna is on page 200 of 412 of Guards! Guards! (Discworld, #8)
Vimes had just driven an angry mob off, using a small fire-breathing dragon as a gun. That's why I love him.
Jul 11, 2014 05:49AM Add a comment
Guards! Guards! (Discworld, #8)

Anna
Anna is on page 140 of 240 of First Test (Protector of the Small, #1)
So Kel is training with a weighted lance, just as Alanna once trained with a heavier broadsword? I like this parallel between two heroes.
Jul 06, 2014 09:25AM Add a comment
First Test (Protector of the Small, #1)

Anna
Anna is on page 75 of 563 of The Painted Man (Demon Cycle, #1)
How Harl can be so kind to Arlen and his father, whom he doesn't know well, and so cruel to his own daughter? I thought he was okay at first, but know... When I think that besides Ilain he has two younger daughters who will grow up soon... I want this man to die a long and painful death.
Jul 04, 2014 05:06AM Add a comment
The Painted Man (Demon Cycle, #1)

Anna
Anna is on page 100 of 412 of Guards! Guards! (Discworld, #8)
Oh my, that's plain awesome! I really like this book!
Jul 04, 2014 03:53AM Add a comment
Guards! Guards! (Discworld, #8)

Anna
Anna is on page 45 of 563 of The Painted Man (Demon Cycle, #1)
It's interesting that 'night' is used as a swear word there. Indeed, demons rise at the night, and being left outside of the wards in night is a death sentence. So in this world, night is a routine everyday Hell.
Jul 02, 2014 01:40AM Add a comment
The Painted Man (Demon Cycle, #1)

Anna
Anna is on page 40 of 64 of Forsworn
I had high expectations for this, but it's not so interesting, unless something awesome happens in the end.
Jul 02, 2014 01:09AM Add a comment
Forsworn

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