Hanneke Bates Bates itibaren Anselmo Llorente, Kostarika
Always fun visiting the Boscastle Clan
WOW! I gotta say this book was soooooo awesome! I couldn't stop reading it. I love that Shelly used my hometown of Chattanooga, TN in this series and that was a lot of the reason I choose to read Significance. I feel in love with it and was so excited to start reading Accordance. I wasn't ready for the book to end. Gotta love how sweet Caleb is.
Ok first off - this is not a Stephen King book - yes there is a large amount of text in there written by King but it is far from being his work. That is done by f-Stop, the photographer. There are some truly amazing pictures which to me at least remind me that there is so much going on i ignore or just walk on by without ever taking in. And all this amazing imagery from a country centuries younger than mine- for fear of stepping in something i wish i had not - its a reminder to look up and around me every day.
While this book was a little slow at the beginning, it didn't take long before I was on the edge of my seat trying to figure out what was happening to Diana. Deborah Harkness has created a world within our world full of witches, demons, and vampires using a new (to me, at least) and refreshing mythos. Diana has spent her life as an alchemical historian, avoiding the use of magic and witchcraft since the death of her parents when she was 7. Unbeknownst to her, Diana is suppressing more power than any witch has seen in a very long time. Life as she knows it begins to unravel when she requests an ancient alchemical manuscript from the library. When it comes, she realizes it's bewitched and that all is not what it seems with Ashmole 782. But because she avoids magic, she sends it back when she is done with her ordinary alchemical research. This sparks a chain of events that changes Diana's life - and possibly the world as she knows it. I didn't realize until closer to the end that this was the first in a series - and I absolutely cannot wait until the sequel arrives.
climbers and their families. how do you reconcile the two?
I was amazed that a man could write from a women's point of view so convincingly.