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Thu Sep 6 04:28:56 EDT 2001
--- Hallie O'Donovan <hallieod at indigo.ie> wrote: > Kyra:
> >_User Unfriendly_ by Vivian Vande Velde - I've read a couple of
> >books by her, both fantasy-romances, which, intriguingly enough,
> had the
> >exact same male romantic lead, only in one book he was a vampire
> and in
> >the other a dragon. He happens to be very much just my type,
> though, so I
> >can't say I minded ;-).
> :) We've read one of those - the one in which he's a dragon. He's
> wonderful! Very disappointing ending to a great book, IMHO.
I've not read those above... Sounds like something I'll grab my hands
upon when I find them, though.
> >the Seven Citadels quartet by Geraldine Harris - I don't think I
> >emphasize enough how much I love these books. But the copies that
> >library has of them has a DWJ blurb on the back, so maybe that'll
> >people to read them. This is just a fantastically detailed world,
> >and, again, I _love_ the characters. Yum, yum, yum. Basically,
> the book
> >is about an ancient empire which is clearly doomed. A young
> prince and
> >his half-brother (IIRC the son of a concubine) must save it by
> >encountering seven immortal sorcerers/esses - and persuading them
> to give
> >up their powers. These books just rule.
> Oh thank heavens! I found the second of these books used, and
> grabbed it because of what DWJ said about it (cover was vile, and
> story could have been very ho-hum from the description). Never
> find the others, it sounded important to read them in order from
> DWJ said, so I've been meaning to ask you all about them for ages.
> wasn't quite ready to order the others off ABE or the like without
> anything other than the blurb, as I got another book on the basis
> a DWJ blurb (much shorter, so possibly suspect), and found it
> unexciting. Now I know about the Seven Citadels though. Thank
I've read those as well! I really did love them when I read them...
And reread them.... I've read all of them three, four times I
think... Really recommended!
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