Search Results: "Barbara Hambly"


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PALE GUARDIAN by Barbara Hambly
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2017

"The seventh series installment in Hambly's series (Darkness in His Bones, 2015, etc.) is laden with enough flashbacks, unappetizing details, and earnest expository passages to exclude all but series (or vampire) fans."
Mortals form an uneasy alliance with vampires during World War I. Read full book review >

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BARBARA BUSH by Rose Blue
BIOGRAPHY
Released: June 1, 1991

"Illustrations not seen; chronology; further reading; index. (Biography. 11+)"
An entry in the ``Contemporary Women'' series pays admiring tribute to its subject: Blue and Naden cast every aspect of the First Lady's life in a glow. Read full book review >

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PATRIOT HEARTS by Barbara Hambly
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 30, 2007

"The author's personal approach vividly brings familiar chapters in history to life."
Hambly (The Emancipator's Wife, 2005, etc.) continues her fledgling historical-fiction career with a heartfelt, if sometimes confusing, tale of four of the United States' founding mothers. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"To be sure, there's gallantry in Mary Lincoln's struggle against her demons. But 600-plus pages with a disagreeable woman tends to undercut empathy."
A skilled historical novelist (Dead Water, 2004, etc.) limns an absolutely convincing portrait of Mary Todd Lincoln—and that's the catch. Read full book review >

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ICEFALCON'S QUEST by Barbara Hambly
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 1, 1998

"Once again, some intriguing ideas embedded in a standard fantasy backdrop and plot, peopled by chortling, banal villains: should please series fans."
Another entry in the series (Mother of Winter, 1996, etc.) about a world where both magic and science (e.g., clones, transporters) work, and where two Earth people, the mage Rudy and the warrior Gil, have taken up residence. Read full book review >

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MOTHER OF WINTER by Barbara Hambly
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"Frustrating."
A direct sequel to Hambly's earlier Darwath trilogy (The Time of the Dark, 1984, paperback original), about a fantasy world beset by evil forces (but what fantasy world isn't?) and featuring two transplanted Californians, the mage Rudy Solis and the warrior Gil Patterson. Read full book review >

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MURDER IN JULY by Barbara Hambly
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2017

"Hambly's most complex mystery to date, filled with horrifying historical detail about the lives of subjugated people, ends with a shocking denouement."
A tale of two cities—and two strangely similar murders. Read full book review >

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CRIMSON ANGEL by Barbara Hambly
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 2014

"The mystery is the least of this adventurous tale."
A former slave must return to Haiti to uncover a dark secret. Read full book review >

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GOOD MAN FRIDAY by Barbara Hambly
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2013

"Mid-19th-century sexism and racism galore, presented with Hambly's usual verve and historical accuracy."
Benjamin January, free man of color, leaves New Orleans for the iniquities of Washington City. Read full book review >

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DEAD AND BURIED by Barbara Hambly
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2010

"Vivid glimpses of the disparate lives led by whites and people of color in mid-19th-century New Orleans."
1863 New Orleans witnesses the upheaval caused by "passe blanc." Read full book review >