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Cato's Cavalry Volume 2: The Valentian Campaign by Marc Jones
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant, 30 Mar 2014
This is a very well thought out and written alternate history of what happens if the Britannians (the inhabitants of Roman Britannia) discover the stirrup. It follows the career of Cato from the end of the first book through a campaign in Southern Scotland and its aftermath.
My only possible complaint is that it is too short but every word counts and there is no waffle unlike some 1000 page + stories.
There are two surprises in store when you read this and they are both worth it.
I've read the first volume several times and have thoroughly enjoyed it every time. I more than suspect that this will be the same.
BUY THIS BOOK AND READ IT
Lord Darcy by RANDALL GARRETT
Lord Darcy by RANDALL GARRETT
5.0 out of 5 stars Diverting, 10 Aug 2013
I bought this years ago and have just reread it. It is well worth getting hold of a copy and reading. I don't get all the allusions to other detectives but did spot the avatars of Nero Wolfe, Archie Goodwin and Clouseau. There are others I'm just not well read enough in dective stories to work them out.
The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: War of &hellip by Manly Wade Wellman
5.0 out of 5 stars Rediscovered pleasure., 10 Aug 2013
I remember reading some of this thirty odd years ago and enjoying it. So when I found it again I jumped at the chance. It is a well written pastiche of both Doyle and Wells with Challenger being even more obnoxious than in his stories and an unusual take on Mrs Hudson. It is a lot better than most new Sherlock stories only to be rivalled by the Solar Pons stories by August Derleth.