The shaman.

“I didn’t know you were there, sifu.” “Yeah, well, there’s a lot of things you don’t know.”  His voice was a little slurred, which meant he’d been drinking.  Although she wasn’t sure he was ever entirely sober, and he had to drink a lot before it affected him in speech or gait.  He claimed to…

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Perspicaciously able, perennially broke, persistently in love…

A wrong-side-of-the-blanket cousin of Queen Elizabeth I, perspicaciously able, perennially broke, persistently in love with the married Lady Elizabeth Widdrington, Sir Robert is fresh off saving James the VI/I’s life from a double assassination attempt. With the whole-hearted if covert backing of Sir Robert Cecil he is now tasked by James to catch and kill…

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Housing in rural Alaska.

Normally housing was tight in rural Alaska, given the high costs of transporting building materials and the fact that less than one percent of the land in Alaska was privately owned.  The times weren’t normal.  Two lousy salmon seasons and a severely curtailed snow crab season the previous winter, and every other house had a…

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“No, Harry, no!”

[In honor of Peace Talks, the 16th Harry Dresden novel coming out this month and then, miracle of miracles, Battle Ground, the 17th Harry only two months later (fans squee all over the world), here’s my Goodreads review of Changes, aka Harry12.] ** spoiler alert ** I honestly didn’t think Butcher could write a better…

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