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October 30th, 2011


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09:22 am
This evening, after dinner, I finished the second of two novels I brought with me on vacation, this being Paul Doherty's novel The Templar Magician set in the era of the Crusades. I have to say that it was hard to follow; it seemed a little disjoint at times. Maybe inadequately edited. Still, I did finish it rather than dump it because it did spark my interest, with scenes in Tripoli, the fortress of the Assassins, Jerusalem, Ascalon, and England of the period. This author's written an enormous amount of historical fiction, most of it mysteries, and this is another, just not one of the best.

As to this being the last paper book on hand, have no worries. Between my iPhone, with more than ten novels loaded on it, and my eMatic, with dozens (hundreds?) of books loaded, I have plenty to read. On the former, I'm reading On the Road, on the latter, I'm reading some seven different books, and hopping between them as I progress.

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From:rince1wind
Date:October 30th, 2011 05:41 pm (UTC)
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So you and B have been in Florida? How long are you there for? And is it solely vacation?

Have you read Rex Mundi? Fantastic comic that sounds like your not-so-great novel Templar Magician.
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From:mycroftca
Date:October 31st, 2011 03:56 am (UTC)
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Since Friday. No. I've signed into a convention, and I'll be at classes tomorrow. No, never read it, but I might have seen it around. What is it about, more exactly?

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From:rince1wind
Date:October 31st, 2011 04:18 am (UTC)
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Check it out at rexmundi.net. It takes place in the 1930s in a universe in which magic is real but used sparingly and the French Revolution was unsuccessful. It's very detailed, with whole alternative newspaper articles and history. The art is very good and it's very well thought out overall. I bet you'd like it. My dad and Mark both read the whole series and liked it.
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From:mycroftca
Date:October 31st, 2011 04:33 am (UTC)
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So the whole thing is online now? Interesting.

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