Sunday, October 27, 2013

Murder Me Now by Annette Myers

This is the first introduction I have had to Olivia Brown and at times I like her, most of the time she strikes me as drunken slut that will sleep with anyone. 

Set in the Bohemian community of Greenwich Village during Prohibition little work is completed by anyone but a lot of gin is consumed.  Miss Brown is a poet, of some reckoning, that has a taste for drink.  The story opens and ends with drinking and in between is a murder, some mystery, cops, robbers, thugs, and gangs.

The writing is good, I just have no love of the characters.

I finished it six months after I bought it if that says anything about my feelings.

Saturday, October 5, 2013

The Wizardof London by Mercedes Lackey

Children with certain talents must be trained and if their parents magical or psychic talents do not match with their offspring then they must send them to someone to train them, for the safety of all.

The Harton School is ran by just such a couple. Although it is in a seedy part of London the school itself is a haven for all who enter.  Sarah Jane Lyon-White comes from Africa and has an extra sense with the dead.  Nan comes from streets of London and has her own powerful abilities. Together they help to avoid disaster on the metaphysical plane.

An Elemental Masters novel that does a good job of introducing one to the world and contains characters that appear in other novels as well.