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Gabby Raines has commented on (9) products.

King of Sword and Sky (Tairen Soul) by C L Wilson
King of Sword and Sky (Tairen Soul)

Gabby Raines, August 25, 2008

Having received an advanced copy of the book, I read it within days and greatly enjoyed this wonderful follow-up to the first two books in the Tairen series.

I highly recommend this book to everyone who enjoys fantasy, romance, and a blend of the two.
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The Historian: A Novel by Elizabeth Kostova
The Historian: A Novel

Gabby Raines, August 15, 2008

The Historian is an intelligently written book and beautifully intertwines fact, fiction, and the Dracula mythos that leaves the reader guessing and wanting more.

This was the first book in a while that I did not want to end even as I wanted to see how it finished.
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Night Blooming by Chelsea Quinn Yarbro
Night Blooming

Gabby Raines, August 11, 2008

The cover is what drew me to the book initially.

The text on the back cover was next.

The overall story drew me further.

Ragoczy is an interesting character and is certainly a figure that, if there was a possibility of meeting him, a person would want to in order to see if this reticent man would deign to let you know him.

What I also like about the book is the author's near nit-pickiness to historical detail from place names to actual names of historical figures.
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The Hound and the Falcon by Judith Tarr
The Hound and the Falcon

Gabby Raines, August 11, 2008

This anthology of three books is the first book I had read by Judith Tarr.

It is also what has kept me coming back to her time and again.

I think part of the reason is her vividness of her writing. Another is the blending of the historical and the magical into an almost living tapestry.

It is, for me, an intelligent book in that, yes, the characters have a happily ever after, but it shows the cost that they have for it.
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Flesh and Spirit by Carol Berg
Flesh and Spirit

Gabby Raines, July 19, 2008

This book is the first half of the Lighthouse Duet (Breath and Bone is the second half) and was my introduction to Carol Berg.

I greatly enjoyed the book because the characters are "real" in that each one of them - good, bad, or otherwise inclined - speaks in some form to a reader: whether it's because the main character acts in a way the reader may or the reader may know someone who is like another character.

To me, that is worth a lot in a book.
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