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By Singing Light

Pretty much everything here originally appeared at my actual blog: By Singing Light. I particularly focus on upper middle-grade and young adult books. I also enjoy adult genre books, especially speculative fiction.

Currently reading

The Lost Tools of Learning and the Mind of the Maker
Dorothy L. Sayers
The Seventh Bride
T. Kingfisher
Hope in the Dark
Rebecca Solnit
Outrun the Moon
Stacey Lee
Midnight Thief
Livia Blackburne
The White Hart
Nancy Springer
The Great Wall Of Lucy Wu
Wendy Wan-Long Shang
Jim C. Hines
Elizabeth & Leicester: Power, Passion, Politics
Sarah Gristwood
Court Duel - Sherwood Smith The sequel to Crown Duel. Very different from the first, but I enjoyed it just as much. It was nice to see Meliara growing up a bit. (Jan 2008)


I found myself remembering these books with fondness, despite the rather predictable storyline. Meliara is just such an interesting character. So I picked them up again. [Mar. 2008]

Originally this was published as the sequel to Crown Duel. Now they are published together in one volume under the title Crown Duel. This one is definitely my favorite, with a resolution to the lingering questions from the first book (and a nice bit of romance). Very enjoyable, if a bit fluffy. [June 2010]