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I’ve got quite a stack of things I want to read, and am about to read -- some of which I now realize, looking at them, I’ve been ‘about to read’ for a year now -- but the book that I currently am reading is Patricia A. McKillip’s Kingfisher, which I first read last winter and am now reading again, because it’s That Kind of Book. I’ve been an admirer of McKillip’s writing since reading Riddle-Master of Hed when I was a kid, and her later stuff is amazing -- reading her is like being submerged in a poem, or a painting that is very intricate and detailed and yet rendered with a very light hand. Her worlds are full of possibilities and potential; nothing is ever quite what you expect; her characters are infinitely surprising in what they do, how they think, and what they can...[read on]About Gods of Nabban, from the publisher:
The fugitive slave Ghu has ended the assassin Ahjvar’s century-long possession by a murderous and hungry ghost, but at great cost. Heir of the dying gods of Nabban, he is drawn back to the empire he fled as a boy, journeying east on the caravan road with Ahjvar at his side.Visit K. V. Johansen's website.
Haunted by memory of those he has slain, Ahjvar is ill in mind and body, a danger to those about him and to the man who loves him most of all. Tortured by violent nightmares, he believes himself mad. Only his determination not to leave Ghu to face his fate alone keeps Ahjvar from asking to be freed at last from his unnatural life.
Innocent and madman, god and assassin—two men to seize an empire from the tyrannical descendants of the devil Yeh-Lin. But in war-torn Nabban, enemies of gods and humans stir in the shadows. Yeh-Lin herself meddles with the heir of her enemies and his soul-shattered companion, as the fate of the empire rests on their shoulders.
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