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#Merlin
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Schlinkles
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Pickpick

Holy cliffhanger, Batman. And this is why I don‘t normally read books in a series until they‘re all out.

Clutterbucks_Queen I'm like that with books and TV programmes haha! I always wait for the full series to be out before i venture into it! I'm too impatient to wait! 4d
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Tamra
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Very well narrated! Fascinating era. I liked the idea of the clash between Christianity and paganism, I wish there had been more development of that theme. I loved the natural descriptions and there are passages of very sensitive & lyrical writing. I also appreciated the feminine perspective - I was worried it was going to contain long descriptions of men fighting battles. I had to 🙄 over the romance & sex scenes.

UnidragonFrag I always have to 🙄 the sex scenes, especially in audiobooks which makes it even more awkward. 2w
Tamra @UnidragonFrag exactly. It doesn‘t add anything to the plot or character devo. 2w
UnidragonFrag Typically, no. I don't care if characters do and sometimes it does develop characters, but descriptions of it don't add anything. Just fade to black or something. If I wanted all that descriptions, I'd read erotica. 2w
Tamra @UnidragonFrag 👍🏾 2w
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Schlinkles
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It‘s always a bonus when the Sci-fi and Fantasy book club pick for the month happens to be an ARC you‘ve had forever.

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JenniferP
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I loved this historical fiction set in 6th century Wales. Lots of drama - conflicts between the Old Ways and the new Christians, good detail about the times, and a decent love story. Recommended!

lele1432 I'm really enjoying this one! Hopefully can dive back in it tonight! 2w
sprainedbrain Oh I loved this one! One of my favorite books this year so far. ❤️ 2w
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Librarybelle
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Yesterday wrapped up the last reading segment for the #literarycrew ‘s #buddyread . If you‘re still reading - no worries! If you have some overall thoughts to share, please share them below. Personally, I became so captivated with this story that I cannot wait for book two to be published! I‘m also checking #NetGalley frequently to see if an ARC is released for it.

I‘m tagging potential reads for the next round in the comments. What‘s your vote??

Librarybelle Also tagging some past participants for their input! 2w
Crazeedi Will be finishing soon! I'm behind!! 2w
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Librarybelle @Melissa_J and @CouronneDhiver - thinking of you! ❤️ 2w
Jerdencon They all sound good - like 2w
Tamra This is on my TBR - sounds suspenseful! 2w
Tamra I‘m only on Part 2 of Lost Queen audio version. I like it so far, but I could do without the romance bit. 😆 2w
Laughterhp My vote is for the Taster or the Last Hours. 2w
Laughterhp I‘m way behind on my reading of this book. Hoping to finish this month though! 2w
Mollyanna I‘m on part 4 of the Lost Queen, but hoping to finish in the next week or two. I am definitely enjoying it. My vote is for 2w
lele1432 I'm hoping to finish this week! I'm loving it and had to purchase my own copy and the audio lol. 😊 It's a different, unique perspective of that time period for me. I've stacked all these choices, but to help with voting I'll go with this one, I love reading/learning about plagues! 2w
Librarybelle I‘m glad you‘re still reading, @Tamra @Laughterhp @Mollyanna @lele1432 ! Thanks also for voting! @Jerdencon It looks like The Last Hours has the most votes so far! 2w
TamAnder I‘d join in for The Last Hours. Greatly enjoyed this selection and knowing others were reading it as well. 2w
Librarybelle Thanks, @TamAnder ! I think The Last Hours will be our next read. 2w
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kgriffith
The once and future king | Terence Hanbury White
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I listened to The Mists of Avalon (pub 1983, narrated by the inimitable Davina Porter) a couple of years ago; while not my first foray into Arthurian lore, that was my first adult take. Listening to these now, I love the form that seems very much a product of its era — chapters as standalone stories which, strung together, create a larger story (Mary Poppins, Winnie the Pooh, both books in the 1920s/films in the 60s). Are these considered YA? 🤔

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GatheringBooks
Arthur of Albion | John Matthews
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#SoaringScores Day 29: Expectedly, a lot of #TheSwordFight in this book, not to mention Arthur‘s famed pulling of the enchanted sword, Excalibur. This book provides brief snapshots of the main characters and major adventures in Camelot. Enough to make the reader beg for more. Everything about this book: from the borders, end pages, the narrative, the design and layout – is a thing of beauty. My review: https://wp.me/pDlzr-7dW

CrowCAH Yes, Excalibur is a mighty sword! 🗡 3w
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Librarybelle
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This is book one of an eventual trilogy, based on ancient Scottish history, with connections to the Merlin legend. It took me some time to get into the rhythm of the narrative, but once I did, I was hooked. Rich in detail, this story follows Langoureth, a daughter of a Scottish king, who becomes enmeshed in the religious struggles between the “Old Way” and Christianity. It will be so hard to wait for book two to come out! #LiteraryCrew #buddyread

Tamra Ohh, my curiosity is piqued! 3w
Andrew65 This looks right up my street, thanks for bringing it to my attention. Well done on a great time. 👏👏👏🥳🍾🥂 3w
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Tamra Starting the audio tonight! 3w
Librarybelle Awesome, @Tamra ! 3w
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lele1432
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Stayed up til 4am reading this! 😳 It really sucks you in, and it's been pretty much all I've wanted to read this weekend. Obviously I won't hit 24 hours, but I'd be happy if I get to 18! #24B4Monday #Readathon #Scarathlon #TeamStoker #LiteraryCrew #BuddyRead

Andrew65 That‘s still a great time and good luck getting to 18. 👏👏👏 3w
lele1432 @Andrew65 thanks! 😊 3w
Librarybelle Awesome! 😁 3w
TheReadingMermaid 🧟‍♀️ 3w
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Librarybelle
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I love this idea, @Cinfhen ! Here‘s my #WeeklyForecast ...

Very ambitious, but I reserve the right to change my mind. A few are partial reads; I‘ll finish the tagged book this week and begin November Road for #BOTMBuddyread . The Secret Adversary is a re-read for #agathachristieclubr2 . I‘m devoting 10/31 to The Sentence is Death.

Not pictured:

Faceless Killers (ebook to finish)
The Seine (e-ARC to finish)
A Deadly Grind (audiobook for the car)

Librarybelle As I staged the picture, #Vladimir wanted to see the books. Of course I had to include him! #catsoflitsy 3w
brit91 😻😻😻📚📚📚 3w
Cinfhen Great photo 😻and awesome stack!!! Thanks for sharing xx you got lots going on!! 3w
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