It’s Monday! What are you reading?

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I’ve been in a rereading mood.  I started out by reading

Shadow of Night (All Souls Trilogy, #2)Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkness

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is the second of her All Souls trilogy. I’ve read it before and I have no idea why I started rereading except it was on my iPad and my iPad was in my hand one night.

 

I moved onto
The Skystone (Camulod Chronicles, #1)The Skystone by Jack Whyte

My rating: 5 of 5 stars
This is the start of my absolute favorite historical fiction series ever.

If all legends have a basis in fact, what are the facts behind the legend of King Arthur? If you strip the story of all the magic, what could have really happened?

It starts with Caius Brittanicus and Publius Varrus – two Roman soldiers. They see that eventually the Roman army will be recalled from Britain and the island will be lawless. They set out to fortify the Brittanicus lands and to recruit like-minded craftsmen and farmers to live in their colony called Camulod.

The second book is

The Singing Sword (Camulod Chronicles, #2)The Singing Sword by Jack Whyte

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

 

After these two books the narrative is taken up by Caius’ grandson Merlyn.  I came to love Merlyn but it was a hard transition to leave a narrator that I loved in Publius and go to another.  The books get harder to read as they go because you watch this dream that the soldiers had get destroyed by the selfishness and immaturity of their descendants until it is finally demolished by that brat Arthur – but I’m not bitter.

I keep saying that I’m going to stop because it is just going to make me mad but I’ve started book 3.

The Eagles' Brood (Camulod Chronicles, #3)The Eagles’ Brood by Jack Whyte

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

 

The historical detail in these books is amazing.  You truly feel what it was like to live in these times in Britain.

What is your favorite series or what books do you reread over and over?