Book Reviews of Fever Season (Benjamin January, Bk 2)

Fever Season (Benjamin January, Bk 2)
Fever Season - Benjamin January, Bk 2
Author: Barbara Hambly
ISBN-13: 9780553575279
ISBN-10: 0553575279
Publication Date: 5/4/1999
Pages: 416
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 40 ratings
Publisher: Bantam
Book Type: Paperback
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This is a great series, with strong and fascinating characters. It takes place during a period of Southern history that not many authors write about. If you love New Orleans, you'll enjoy this book.
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Another fascinating look into the very different world of historical New Orleans. I think Hambly is very good at evoking a different time and place. Describing the effects of the epidemic made me glad I have never had to be in that sort of situation. One thing I enjoyed in this book was more information about Benjamin's full sister and how her life differs from his half-sister's.
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Second book in the Benjamin January series.
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Light years before Benjamin Sisko, there was Benjamin January. One of those quintessentially cool N'awlins-bred gentlemen. If you're a fan of Barbara Hambly's fantasy novels, you'll find this mystery series set in 1830s Louisiana a huge departure -- but please try it anyway. All the books in the series are great. Hambly creates a compelling character in a haunting period of history. This is a special kind of historical fiction: literate, lyrical and highly accessible even if you're not a history buff.
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The Benjamin January series features an African American hero who was born in still-French Louisiana at the turn of the 19th century. His mother is the mistress of a plantation owner and his sister is following that path as well. Benjamin went to Paris to train as a doctor and returns to New Orleans only after the death of his beloved wife. This installment has him trying to solve a baffling murder while yellow fever is killing rich and poor all around him.
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Great story and really gives you a flavor of old New Orleans.
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Interesting account of life in pre-Civil War New Orleans. Characters and story well developed. I highly recommend this book
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Book #2 is just as good as the first one!
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Summer, 1833, in the heat and horror of the cholera epidemic - a young doctor is swept up into investigating claims against a young plantation waif... investigations that will sweep into a labryinth of opulent town houses, grim cemeteries, raucous taverns, flagrant lies and injustice, and the terror of voodoo...
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excellent book about New Orleans during its early years and a young black doctor as he fights a sickness that is running rampant.
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Love the whole series. Brings New Orleans alive