Friday, July 27, 2007

Two Reviews

I actually posted reviews, but not on here.

On Twisted Kingdom, I posted a review of Dragons of the Winter Night by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman.
Now the people know that the dragon minions of Takhisis, Queen of Dragons, have returned. The people of all nations prepare to fight to save their homes, their lives, and their freedom. But the races have long been divided by hatred and prejudice. Elven warriors and human knights fight among themselves. It seems the battle has been lost before it begins.

The companions are separated, torn apart by war. A full season will pass before they meet again--if they meet again. As the darkness deepens, a disgraced knight, a pampered elfmaiden, and a rattle-brained kender stand alone in the pale winter sunlight.

Not much in the way of heroes.
To read the review, click here.

On Historical Tapestry, I posted a review of The Kitchen Boy by Robert Alexander.
Though the events are almost a century old, the imprisonment and execution of Tsar Nicholas and his family still hold an aura of mystery that fascinates. In haunting prose, Robert Alexander retells the story through the eyes of Leonka, on the kitchen boy to the Romanovs, who claims to be the last living witness to the family's brutal execution. Mysteriously spared by the Bolsheviks, the boy vanished into the bloody tides of the Russian Revolution. Now, through Alexander's conjuring, he reemerges to tell his story. What did the young boy see in those last days of the Imperial Family? Does he have answers to long-standing questions about secret letters smuggled to the Tsar, thirty-eight pounds of missing tsarist jewels, and why the bodies of two Romanov children are missing from the secret grave discovered in 1991?
To read the review, click here.


  1. I have always had a soft spot in my heart for the last Russian royal family and feel their tragedy very deeply. The book sounds very compelling - I may actually have to seek that one out.

  2. It was very good, and short, so it didn't take a long time to read it.

  3. And my blog is broken :(


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