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Borrower of the Night
Borrower of the Night | Elizabeth Peters
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A new heroine from the creator of the internationally bestselling Amelia Peabody series A missing masterwork in wood, the last creation of a master carver who died in the violent tumult of sixteenth century Germany, may be hidden in the medieval castle in the town of Rothenburg. The prize has called to Vicky Bliss, drawing her and an arrogant male colleague into the forbidding citadel and its dark secrets. But the treasure hunt soon turns deadly. Here, where the blood of the long forgotten stains ancient stones, Vicky must face two perilous possibilities: either a powerful supernatural evil inhabits the place... or someone frighteningly real is willing to kill for what Vicky is determined to find.
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BookishTrish
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Crazeedi 😸❤❤ 2w
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mabell
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Having very much enjoyed Amelia Peabody, I thought I would give Vicky Bliss a try. I‘m an hour into the audiobook, and I‘m still not draw into the story. I intend to finish this one, but I don‘t know if this series is my cup of tea.

CarolynM This is the first one and the weakest of them - Sir John Smythe hasn't turned up yet. Street of the Five Moons is good, Trojan Gold is better, Night Train to Memphis is the best (my favourite, any way, but benefits from having read at least the other two first) 6mo
mabell @CarolynM That‘s good to know! I have Night Train to Memphis in print. I assume they would best be read in order? 6mo
CarolynM Yes, but it's not vital. The only reason I don't suggest going straight to Night Train is you'll get more out of it if you already understand the Vicky-John relationship. 6mo
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mabell Now I‘m intrigued! I might just have to continue - fortunately the audiobooks are all available in my library‘s app. 😄 6mo
CaramelLunacy I have to admit, Vicky never drew me in the way Amelia and her staunch reinforced parasol did... 5mo
mabell @CaramelLunacy Yes, I think Amelia is more my type of heroine 😊 5mo
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Blueberry
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1. Vicky Bliss and John Smythe from the tagged book.
2. Lilacs and plumerias
3. CHOCOLATE!!!
4. 💚💙

#HelloThursday @WanderingLynn

CarolynM My absolute favourite couple too. Night Train to Memphis is my comfort book♥️ 10mo
wanderinglynn Thanks for playing! 💜 10mo
NataliePatalie That's a weird question because chocolate is still candy lol. 10mo
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JulieAnn
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I know most people prefer Amelia Peabody to Vicky Bliss so I guess I‘m in the minority. I don‘t mind Amelia, but I read Vicky first so I have quite the soft spot for her despite the reluctant heroine persona. This is probably my 6th reread of the series and the first book is still amusing and fun. Obviously, it‘s a bit dated but I read it for what it is, not in a modern context. Fun, quick read.

DGRachel I started with Amelia, but my Mom owns all of the Vicky Bliss novels, too. I guess I need to shop her shelves. 😉 1y
JulieAnn @DGRachel definitely do that! They are kind of silly but such fun reads! 1y
Literary_Siren I picked up The Falcon at the Portal for $1.99 on Kindle today! 1y
JulieAnn @Literary_Siren Nice! Good to know. Thanks! 1y
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Readerann
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Mehso-so

I don't like Vicky Bliss as much as Amelia Peabody, but I'll probably give the series another shot. I have a feeling subsequent books might get better.

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Shemac77
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Panpan

Nope. Not Amelia Peabody. None of the charm or wit. Pan for me.
#readeverydayeverywhere
#nslittens
#paramediclitten
#readingissexy

EloisaJames I remember loving it, but it's been so long I can't remember why. Love Amelia! (At least for first few) 3y
Laura317 Different strokes. I loved those books. After Ramses was grown, not so much. Her Vicky Bliss series is my favorite. 3y
Shemac77 Really?!? Ok. Maybe I wasn't in the proper mood for this then. I'll move it to my retry pile. @Laura317 @EloisaJames 3y
Christy2318 I tried this on audio and found Vicky & the boyfriend both annoying. I bailed when they got to Germany. 3y
Shemac77 I adored the Amelia Peabody series and was shocked at how much I did not like Vicky. I'll give it another chance because maybe my headspace was all messed up from the election results. But I'm glad I'm not the only one who was annoyed! @Christy2318 3y
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Shemac77
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Shemac77 Why thank you sir :). @MrBook 3y
Bette Nice picture! 👍❤️ 3y
Shemac77 Thank you! @Bette 3y
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Verity
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The Boy aka Him Indoors has borrowed my kindle and asked what he should read. I suggested this and he's now more than 1/3 of the way through (in just a few hours which is amazing for him) and wandering around clutching the kindle and reading whilst doing other stuff. What greater testimonial for a book is there?!

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SuziQoregon
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Well, Vicky Bliss is no Amelia Peabody but it was Okay enough that I'll listen to the second in the series. That's more due to Barbara Rosenblat narration than the plot. There's potential. We'll see.

ragingdaisy Barbara Rosenblat is the best! Have you listened to Trojan Gold yet? It's my favorite in the Vicky Bliss series. 3y
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SuziQoregon
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Started this audio yesterday. I've missed listening to Barbara Rosenblat and decided it was time to start the Vicky Bliss series.