From my bookshelf:
The Eagle and the Dragon
by Lewis F. McIntyre
When Senator Aulus Aemilius Galba is tapped to lead the first Roman mission to China, he anticipates an easy path to fame and fortune. Gaius Lucullus sees a bright military future, but his reluctant centurion Antonius Aristides would rather be somewhere else. But Fate has other plans for these unlikely companions, sending them together on a journey that will take them thousands of miles by sea and land across the tapestry of the mysterious worlds at the close of the first century.
I received an advance review copy from publisher via NetGalley. A HUGE thank you to both companies for this reading opportunity!
Feast of Sorrows
by Crystal King
Set amongst the scandal, wealth, and upstairs-downstairs politics of a Roman family, Crystal King’s seminal debut features the man who inspired the world’s oldest cookbook and the ambition that led to his destruction.
I love books! I love old books. I love the smell of books. I love hard-bound books! I LOVE BOOKS!
One thing I enjoy doing is going to the library and judging a few books by its cover. Does the cover art grab me? What do I get from the first pages? I do not like to know too much about a book when I'm reading it. I think jackets can give too much away. Like overzealous movie previews! I hate it when I can tell the ending from the preview. That's probably why I don't like romance movies. 9 out of 10 times, its too predictable. But that's not books... I'm talking books.
Feel free to share what you think I should look for at the library on my next stop!
Of note -- these are just my opinions. If you're going to leave a note blasting me, do not be offended if I delete your comment. I overall try to keep a positive attitude and open mind. I hope the visitors of my site will also keep this point of view and respect the fact that these are only my opinions. I welcome yours as well, as long as its not a shoot you down with guns blazing sort of rebuttle.
Just released December 2016: "The Forgotten" volume 2 "Heir of the Heretic"
Reviewed and awarded the
2016 Indie Editor's Choice
by the Historical Novel Society.
Long listed for the Historical Novel Society 2017 Indie Award.
Goodreads profile at: https://www.goodreads.com/JElse
Oh how this makes me laugh!
Just so funny!!! Grumpy Old Angels?