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Topic: Blood Lance Chapters 1 to 9

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Subject: Blood Lance Chapters 1 to 9
Date Posted: 10/16/2012 9:28 PM ET
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Date Posted: 10/17/2012 2:51 PM ET
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Well I read and listened to the first 9 chapters, after I got the e-book I realized that Audiable did have it, anyway I had to get it.

Again Jeri takes you there.  Her talent for putting you down in14th century London is a real strenght.  I have always been fascinated by the old London Bridge, with it's shops and houses above. 

I love the new Sheriffs even if I haven't figured out if they are friends or foe.  To Crispin at least they are a pain in the butt.

FYI  If you e-mail Jeri with your address, she will send you a signed book plate.  JeriWesterson@gmail.com

 

Date Posted: 10/17/2012 4:10 PM ET
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My book arrived today so I am ready to read!

Date Posted: 10/18/2012 10:08 AM ET
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I started it this morning and got through the first six chapters.  This was the first time that I felt like she was trying a little too obviously to fill in new readers on the backstory.  Done a little more deftly in the past, I think.  But that's such a minor thing, and otherwise, off to a great start. 

I loved it that she started it out with Christopher fighting a cold in October.  Fantastic idea for an October book release.  It's something so ordinary for all peoples, all times, in the colder regions, and very effective in making you feel like a normal, average setting for anyone, anywhere. I'm not fighting a cold, but I have been lamenting cold weather. 

Date Posted: 10/18/2012 2:51 PM ET
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Haven't all her books been set during the colder months, maybe Jeri is a closet cold weather lover?  We'll have to ask her.

 

Date Posted: 10/18/2012 3:50 PM ET
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Have they?  I hadn't noticed.  I did get a chuckle, though, about his "coldest oct he could remembe".  If memory serves, they were just getting into a mini-ice age.  Something else we can relate to, except going the other way.

Date Posted: 10/20/2012 7:36 PM ET
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I love the new sheriffs too...sort of like "Tracker" groupies!

Date Posted: 10/20/2012 8:11 PM ET
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I hadn't thought of the mini ice age.  Sharla good call.

LOL Cheryl, they are aren't they?  Or maybe they are just ghouls, who are titillated by murder and mayhem.cheeky