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In the Garden of Iden by Kage Baker
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Sep 20, 2007

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This is an interesting concept: future scientists discover a way to make immortals (with a wide range of "powers" *eyeroll*) and travel back in time to do so. Mendoza is rescued from the Inquisition in just such a fashion. Interesting so far. Unfortunately, it didn't really hold up for me beyond the introduction. There's love, tragedy, religion & intolerance, and then loss. *shrug* Also, the first person memoir style sets the whole thing up as a doomed enterprise (not that immortal + mortal has ever been anything but in fiction) from the start.

It really plays on the fear of aging and dying, which didn't endear it to me, either.

Still, an entertaining enough read. It sets up a sequel (probably several: history is a long time, don'tcha know).

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