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Subject: Pauline Gedge
Date Posted: 1/30/2008 10:48 PM ET
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I have these books by Pauline Gedge here to read which one should I read first?

 

1)The Hippopotamus Marsh

2)The Oasis

3)The Horus Road

 

Child of the Morning

The Twelfth Transforming

House of Dreams

Date Posted: 1/31/2008 9:22 AM ET
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Anne,

I think Child of the Morning is a stand-alone book. The rest are parts of different series.

Lords of the Two Lands series:

1. The Hippo Marsh

2. The Oasis

3. The Horus Road

House of Dreams and House of Illusions go together. Dreams is book one, Illusions is book two, and there isno book three.

The 12th Transforming is a stand-alone book about Nefertiti.

I think this is all correct. I've read The Hippo Marsh and really enjoyed it. I decided to wait on the other two in the series until I had them both and then read the whole series. I've heard really good things about Child of the Morning. It would be a good one to start with since it isn't part of a long series.



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Date Posted: 1/31/2008 9:31 AM ET
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Thanks Valli:) I need to get House of illusions:)

Date Posted: 1/31/2008 10:09 AM ET
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I agree with Valli. Child of the Morning is a woderful book too, and a great introduction to Gedge. It was the first book of hers that I read.

 

House of Dreams is probably my favorite, and I really didn't enjoy Illusions quite as much, but Child of the Morning is a VERY close second. Actually, you don't even HAVE to read Illusions to get the good part of the story. In my opinion, it felt like it was written as a sloppy follow up to a great book.

 

Also, I read The Twelfth Transforming and found it difficult to get through. There is absolutely no suspense in the book. Or at least that's how I felt anyway. It does tell an interesting story about a very interesting person in history, but I would definitely wait to read it until you are already a fan of her writing.

Date Posted: 1/31/2008 10:41 AM ET
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Thanks Jennfier I think I will start with Child of the Morning.Congrats on your apartment when do you move in?

I think I will wait on House of Illusions.I have too many books to read anyway.



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Date Posted: 1/31/2008 5:24 PM ET
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Heh! I didn't waste any time! I signed the papers for the apartment yesterday around 2pm and had taken two loads of stuff up there by 6pm. AND I took a load and dropped it off before I went to college this morning.

 

I am hoping to be sleeping there by Saturday. But between work and school, I have no idea when I will ever get a chance to move (or have someone move for me) the big stuff (the bed, computer desk, etc.) Thanks for the congrats by the way!

Date Posted: 1/31/2008 10:24 PM ET
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Jennifer:      I am so excited for you.Moving into a new apartment.I was a live in nanny for 10 years.Finally I needed to have my own space again and moved into my own apartment 8 years ago.The first night here all I had was a aero bed.a lamp and a small T.V. I was in heaven.

Maybe you can get some of your friends or family to help move.When I moved here.I did not have any big things to move just books of course,clothes shoes etc. So I just hired two guys and a truck lol.