A Bookaholic, Pro-life, Pro-Family, Pro-Oxford Comma, Catholic (with Asperger's) who reads and writes as her obsession. I've been reading over 400 books a year lately. These are my ramblings on some of the books I read. To read about all the books I read and comment on, visit me at LibraryThing or Goodreads.

I've been blogging since 2007 and at this point (July 2015) am trying my hand at turning the theme of this blog towards mystery, thriller, and crime, fiction and nonfiction. I have some special interest topics and categories within this broad genre which include (but are not limited to) serial killers, scandi-crime, Victorian history and historicals, history of the criminally insane and asylums, psychopathology, death, funerary practices and burial, corpses, true crime and anything dealing with the real life macabre, or that portrayed in fiction.

I also read a short story a day from various collections, sometimes anthologies othertimes collections of a single author's work. These reviews are also posted here and while they are of mixed genre the mystery, thriller, horror, gothic and macabre often appear within their pages as well.

I also blog about
graphic novels and manga on a separate BLOG.

Friday, July 20, 2007

#43. At the Crossing-Places

At the Crossing-Places by Kevin Crossley-Holland
Number 2 in the Arthur Trilogy

Pages: 367
Finished: July 20, 2007
Reason for Reading: Second in the trilogy
Rating: 5/5

First Sentence:

The first day of my new life began with ice and ended with flames.

Recommend: Yes. Arthurian tales are one of my favourite sub-genres whether they be fantasy or historical and this trilogy is no exception. This book continues the story from The Seeing Stone and while maybe not quite as good as the first is pretty close. A mixture of historical fiction with a bit of fantasy this is a satisfying read. The ending leaves me anxious to read the final book.

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