Regency and other fantasy

Hallie O'Donovan hallieod at
Mon Sep 3 14:00:41 EDT 2001


>I wanted to suggest this "Sherlock - Holmes - Age" fantasy, but 
>Hallie was faster.
>I also enjoyed "Death of the Necromancer" by Martha Wells. I have to 
>admit that I was at first sceptical if fantasy could work in this 
>setting, but this book
>convinced me it can.
>Some people at amazon thought it was too close to e.g. Holmes, but I liked the
>allusions a lot: I thought they were funny.

Oh no!  Sherlock Holmes?  I never picked up a hint of it.  How humiliating...

>  And she manages a character close to
>"gay mage"  whom I still found touching...

That's a good reference!  I found him very touching (in fact, I had 
to check the end to see whether or not he survived so I didn't get 
any nasty surprises.)


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