The Unyielding

Shelly Laurenston

The Unyielding (Call Of Crows) by [Laurenston, Shelly]

 

I liked the first two books in the series better than this one. That being said, I look forward to reading more of the Crows and the Vikings who love them.

I think what didn’t do it for me in this book was the character of Erin. She just wasn’t as appealing as Kera and Jace in the previous books. Also the other characters didn’t have much to do but mark time until Erin showed up again.

That being said, it was a fun romp.

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The Shadowy Horses

Susanna Kearsley

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I love me a good time-slip novel, and Susanna Kearsley writes some of the best. This one involves an archeological dig of a site that may have belonged to the lost IX legion. Since no one has any idea where the IX Legion served, southern Scotland is as likely as anywhere. This particular site is a private dig, paid for by a wealthy man. His grandson sees and hears things that may be Latin, and an individual he calls the Sentinel.

This is the framework for this romance between a female archeologist and a local man, and seeing how they work it all out is part of the fun of a Kearsley novel.

 

The Silent Strength of Stones

Nina Kiriki Hoffman

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I never seem to catch the first story in a series by Hoffman, but her writing is so engaging it doesn’t seem to matter. Who cares about what these people are, why they are where they are,  and what their relationships are. It’s what happens next that is important.

Nick Verrou has to help his father run a small convenience store and a handful of tourist cabins near a lake. He enjoys watching the people in the cabins, not in a creepy way, but a curious boy way. His attention is caught by the people in the Lacey cabin. There’s something strange about them.

While Nick and we find out about just how strange they are, we discover Nick’s own strangeness. We see him develop from a boy to a man, and are intrigued enough to boy the previous book just to find out more about those Lacey people and what they are up to in that cabin.