Birth date: January 01, 1953
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These seems like a collection of 'what if' scenarios from various fantasy Authors and they are very enjoyable for a casual read; a few of them would even qualify for college-level analysis, I believe.
A strange story of a young apothecary, Thomas Chinnery, heading into Portugese waters of East-Africa and India. He finds himself caught up in intrigue when he meets up with people who have a mysterious compound known as the Rasa Mahadevi, the Blood of the Goddess. It can kill the living but it als...
Readable but a little too forced and the characters aren't developed enough that I really care what happens to them. It was more disappointing because I like Urban Fantasy and this sounded like my kind of thing but Mercedes Lackey does it better.
This was written before the YA Dystopian genre really took off, and I was surprised to see how much dystopian has calcified into a form. I kept being startled by who was helpful and who wasn't, who had ulterior motors and what they were.
It started out cute, enjoyable, nothing special . . . and then everyone died. I fucking kid you not. Like, maybe all of three characters survived, and two of them were villains. I loved the setting,you could tell a lot of world building went into Atlantis, and the way it was done was really enjoyabl...