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Chris' Fish Place
Chris' Fish Place rated it 3 weeks ago
I first discovered Hambly by reading her fantasy. In fact, the book was Dragonsbane. But, I think her real love is historical fiction because her historical fiction is better. This was the first her historical fiction I read. It is the start of the Ben January series. Ben is a free man of color in r...
Chris' Fish Place
Chris' Fish Place rated it 1 month ago
Disclaimer: Arc via Severn Publishers and Netgalley in exchange for a fair and honest review.In part, a book’s popularity determines whether or not it will be adapted to film or television. I get this. But sometimes, I look at all the shows that make into production and wonder why. Then I wonder why...
Sharon E. Cathcart
Sharon E. Cathcart rated it 2 years ago
I'm working my way through the entire Benjamin January series. So far, I've enjoyed them all. This one is a little bit different, though. It takes place in Mexico, instead of in New Orleans, and deals with the politics of General Santa Anna's government and the events leading up to the Texas wars. J...
Sharon E. Cathcart
Sharon E. Cathcart rated it 2 years ago
This book was one of the most complicated of the Benjamin January books I've read thusfar.We start out with the murder of one Hesione LeGros, a former plaçée whom Benjamin has not seen since he was a teenager. At the time, she boasted of being one of Jean LaFitte's many mistresses; she was wearing a...
Sharon E. Cathcart
Sharon E. Cathcart rated it 2 years ago
I am working my way through the entire series of Benjamin January novels; I find the recurring characters compelling and the mysteries are very interesting. Plus, they're set against the backdrop of Jacksonian New Orleans, which is a period I'm studying. It gives me a good feeling for the culture.An...
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