Caroline Stevermer books - pretty much totally OT, spoiler for COM

Elizabeth Evans er.evans at auckland.ac.nz
Sun May 23 17:17:20 EDT 2004


Thank you very much to Irina, Jennifer, Melissa, Emma and Ven for your
responses to my inquiry. It looks as if my sister and I will have to find
these books and read them.
(Adds titles to groaning list of 'Books to Read').
Regards
Elizabeth.

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From: owner-dwj at suberic.net [mailto:owner-dwj at suberic.net]On Behalf Of
Ven
Sent: Saturday, 22 May 2004 1:26 p.m.
To: dwj at suberic.net
Subject: RE: Caroline Stevermer books - pretty much totally OT, spoiler
for COM

<Elizabeth wrote:
> I've read 'A College of Magics' - is Scholar a
sequel? And
> has anybody read these who feels up to
commenting on them?
Jennifer
"When the King Comes Home" is set in a medieval
world (the past of the world of College of
Magics). It's a good book, I liked the central
character
and it's an interesting story, but it just didn't
grab me the way College of Magics did, so I was a
bit disappointed. I introduced someone to
Stevermer and this is her favourite book, though,
so your milage may vary.>

I'm reading When The King Comes Home for the
second time right now. I'm about two thirds of
the way through and thoroughly enjoying it. The
only thing is I know there was a reason I wasn't
inclined to reread before this and I'm afraid I
will find out by the end of the book. There are a
lot of things I love about her books, she writes
engaging characters, her settings are always
individual and substantial..... yet for an author
I like this much I'm strangely lacking in the
kind of book hunger that other favourites afflict
me with (I've yet to order ASOM for example). It
may be the endings, I hate the end of Serpent's
Egg and I don't believe I ever will read that
again. I can't remember how the one with the
chocolate pot finishes -- or even it's
title......

spoiler for A College of Magics
                   SPOILER
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