The second book from Deborah Harkness' pen is as action-filled as the first, A Discovery of Witches. Shadow of Night adds the excitement, danger, and intrigue of a trip back to the political upheaval and superstition of 16th century Europe.
After finishing the second Inspector Kaldis book while on vacation Memorial Day, I was really glad to write a review. The books are short but packed with lots of color, and the colors are bright Aegean blue and blinding cloud white and dusty hillside tan. Oh, and blood red, dark as night, with occasional flashes of lurid orange.
Have you seen Moneyball yet? This movie based on a true story is quite engaging. Not much of a baseball fan, I still found myself involved and enjoying this biopic. There are some funny moments and inspiring ones, as well as the poignancy and sadness of Billy Beane's career and efforts, the focus of the story. Rated PG-13 for language, there really isn't too much objectionable to this movie.
Perfect sitcom material! The Spellman Files by Lisa Lutz are the height of sleuth spoofs!
Normally I skim books on prophecy and the "end of the world." Well, the nonfiction ones, anyway. I am pretty well-versed on these issues, and most nonfiction books are basic introductory knowledge and repetitive. This one isn't. Written as fiction, it is quite effective in the literary tool chosen. It immediately reminded me of Tolkien's The Hobbit, in which Gandalf needs to take all the dwarves and Bilbo to Beorn's house for help, but he knows that Beorn won't want them. So Gandalf cleverly goes ahead with just Bilbo, telling the ot