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Presently I'm reading three things:Hollow City by Ransom Riggs -- This is the sequel to Miss Peregrine's School for Peculiar Children - I'm starting to find that children's and young adult speculative fiction is actually better written than a lot of the stuff for adults. This series follows the adventures of a young boy who discovers that not-only do strange and unusual powers exist, but he is one of the Peculiars and now he must help a group to save the world and the future from the Hollows, an organization of evil who want to take over the world and kill/eat all of the Peculiars. Ans the lead must accomplish all of this while trapped in World War II Britain. Both this and the first book are heavily inspired by the strange photos of the Victorian era.Kushiel's Dart by Jaqueline Carey (I'm listening to this one on Audio Book) - Alternate history where France was allegedly founded by angels who abandoned heaven to follow the son of Jesus and Mary Magdelene. The lead character is a professional courtesan who specialized in submission and BDSM. She is drawn into the politics of her world and becomes a pawn to the various puppet-masters in the ruling class. Basically Game of Thrones with more erotica and fewer dragons. -- I'm listening to this one on audio book because I find the text of the paperback just too fine to read, especially in the evenings.Warriors of God: Richard the Lionheart and Saladin in the Third Crusade  by James Reston Jr. - This is exactly what it says on the tin. Reston manages to write this history book like a novel and gives equal time to both the Christians and the Muslims and shows all of the horror, politics and back-stabbing of this Crusade. I particularly like the fact that he is not glossing over the relationship that Richard had with the King of France as so many history books seem to insist on doing.

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