Features
TOC
Events
Costumes
Wine
Books
MoviesMovies
Links
Previously
Books
DVD
VHS
Search by keywords:
In Association with Amazon.com
Books
DVD
VHS
Search by keywords:
In Association with Amazon.com


Books

Daughter of Time by Josephine Tey

Description: Flat on his back, an injured police detective explores one of historyís great mysteries.

An interesting exploration of the way people perceive the past. History not always being what you think. How straight forward martyrs and murder and rebellion, arenít always clear.

If truth is the daughter of time, then sheís a bastard child and often covered in soot.

The book that made me a Ricardian.

 

The Pearl of the Soul of the World by Meredith Anne Pierce

Description: Conclusion of the Dark Angel Series. The final battle with the Lorelei is joined. Swords and sorcery and souls.

I waited many years for this final book in this series that I read in Junior High. This fantastic journey across a fantastic moonscape. Golden in the light of the Solstar. Erie in the light of Oceanus, lost earth. I had to wait till college, which may have been a good thing.

The end is surprise and inevitable and very made me want to read it for my Final Literature Orals. Itís that kind of end.

This isnít an easy book for an easy read. What is a soul? Life? Water into blood. Rain into life. Lost chances. The difference between a shadow and darkness by ruby eyes. A love that is bold enough not to let go. Cold heaven with star maidens. And that book of the city of Ladies feel.

 

The Hound and the Falcon series by Judith Tarr

Description: Medieval fantasy series set in alternate Europe.

Itís rare that you read a series where the main character is a saint. Filled to the brim with doubting. With faith. With dialectic thought.

Yeah, yeah, adventure, battles, witch hunts and loss.

What I love about the series is the characterization. Alf, the main character, is a foundling, an Elvin magical thing that doubts the existence of his own soul. Struggles with his faith, and thus his faith is a thing worth having.

Really, the best of all Tarrís books. The series wanders from Richard the Lion hearts Anglia, to Byzantiumís fourth crusade washed shores to ruined Rome.

A great read for a sink into never were.

 
Main Page | Links | About Us | Contact Us | Map of the Bay Area
Contents may not be reproduced without the express permission of Life Am Good and author(s). Contact Karen or Crystal with any comments, suggestions, or contrary opinions.