Finished reading Wolves of the Gods. Unfortunately, it was as disappointing as the first in the series, Wizard in the Winds.
Why, you ask, did I bother with the second after the first was lackluster? Well, for reasons I am still not sure, I didn’t chuck the second and the first book, and they are among the books that wound up here. While I disliked the first for the possibly misogynistic way the author treated some of the female characters, one in particular, in this second book, Cole’s writing just left me…flat. The culture was interesting, based on the Rubiayat, Persian in flavor. But the writing itself, I am not sure, it just didn’t thrill me. I will not seek out the third book, its out of print anyway.
Next up is non fiction.
The Rise of the West: A History of the Human Community by William O’Neill. Believe it or not, I have not read a complete general history of the world since the days of college. Oh, I’ve read many history books, and I love the Penguin illustrated atlases of history (I have Ancient World, Rome and Medieval History)..I’ve read things like Boorstin’s essays, and such, too…but not a complete general world history.