April - Books

April 30, 2016

Wow, 7 books this month. It's going well.


So, let's start with the book I was currently reading last month which was The Year of the Cobra by Paul Doherty. This follows on in the reign of Tutankhamun and adds in some mystery, some death, some "ooo who is it" and wraps up brilliantly. Would love for some more Ancient Egypt to come from Paul Doherty.

Pharaoh by Valerio Massimo Manfredi differs from my usual taste because it is mostly set in the present. I won't spoil it for any who want to read it, but it really does blow your mind when you figure it out [a least a chapter or two before it tells you]. Think archaeology meets warring nation while trying not to get killed for what he knows. Thoroughly thrilling.

The Ripper by L. J. Smith part of the Vampire Diaries: Stefan's Diaries series. Being a Damon lover at heart, I'm really only reading these to enjoy his appearances in them. I find Stefan in this series even more annoying than on TV. And that goes for The Asylum the fifth book in this series.

The Black Pharaoh by Christian Jacq. The annoying thing about discovering you like Ancient Egyptian fiction is discovering it after your mother has read and gotten rid of all the Jacq books you now want to read. [Hear the money float down the drain]. This standalone novel is set well after well known Pharaohs Tutankhamun and Ramses the Great and quite a bit before you get to the famous Cleopatra. It's a period I rarely read but was immensely enjoying and easy to get through.

The Demon Archer by Paul Doherty [can you tell I love his books?] is the 11th book in his Hugh Corbett series. This is a medieval series for a change, and is basically whodunit novels.

And finally this month The Last Caesar by Henry Venmore-Rowland. This is a "look-back" book where the character is writing in the present about past events. This is set within the Year of the Four Emperors, that tricky period after Nero. Conspiracy, treason, "for the good of the Empire" and all at. There is a sequel I've yet to get.

Currently Reading

The Wolf's Gold by Anthony Riches is the 5th in the Empire series.

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