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Read Fragment

I'm a co-blogger at All Things Urban Fantasy, while Read Fragment is where other genres wash ashore.

Currently reading

Angel & Faith: Live Through This
Christos Gage, Rebekah Isaacs, Phil Noto, Joss Whedon
Katherine Rundell
Kevin Hearne, Kelly Gay, Jackie Kessler, Nicole Peeler, Kelly Meding, Hillary Jacques, Allison Pang, Jaye Wells, Delilah S. Dawson, Rob Thurman, Rachel Caine, Seanan McGuire, Mark Henry, Jennifer Estep
A Stitch in Time
Amanda James
The Demon's Lexicon
Sarah Rees Brennan
The Wicked Deeds of Daniel Mackenzie (Mackenzies Series)
Jennifer Ashley
The Iron Duke -  Meljean Brook Based on Abigail's advice, I started with the anthology Burning Up. Meljean's contribution, my first experience in the world of the Horde, was immediately riveting. The Iron Duke itself is a meaty, satisfying book that I couldn't put down. Brook does a phenomenal job developing both the world and her characters. While I know it will be awhile before readers have an opportunity to pick up another in this series, I look forwared to filling the time between now and then recommending this book to others and re-reading for myself.

Re-read #1 complete, still phenomenally impressed. With an eye towards the release of Heart of Steel, I paid special attention to Yasmine and Archimedes Fox. Thrown off the side of an airship for mutiny, talk about a difficult beginning to a romance. If anyone can pull it off it will be Meljean Brook, however. I am consistently impressed with the realistic set up and resolution of the difficulties her heros and heroines face. The prejudice of a nation is no minor issue to convincingly convey, Brook did a marvelous job in The Iron Duke.

Re-read #2, prompted by Newbury's story in WILD & STEAMY. Just realized for the first time that the Horde are Mongols, not the Chinese. Sad, but true, I'm not terribly observant.

Re-read #3: A. A. Aguirre's steampunk started out a little slow for me, so I had to gorge on THE IRON DUKE for satisfaction. I find myself skipping a lot of the action just for the character interactions. Love it.