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SusannaG - Confessions of a Crazy Cat Lady

Just another GR refugee.  Other than that, I had a stroke in 2004, and read almost anything I can get my hands on, though I have a particular weakness for history, mystery, and historical fiction.

Currently reading

Storm in a Teacup: The Physics of Everyday Life
Helen Czerski
Progress: 20 %
The Hanover Square Affair
Ashley Gardner
Progress: 10 %
Medieval Tastes: Food, Cooking, and the Table (Arts and Traditions of the Table: Perspectives on Culinary History)
Beth Archer Brombert, Massimo Montanari
Progress: 10 %
Scars of Independence: America's Violent Birth
Holger Hoock
Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind
Yuval Noah Harari Dr
Progress: 9 %
Elizabeth: The Forgotten Years
John Guy
Progress: 20/512 pages
Lady Cop Makes Trouble
Amy Stewart
The Hundred Years War, Volume 1: Trial by Battle
Jonathan Sumption
Progress: 166/586 pages
King Solomon's Mines
H. Rider Haggard
Progress: 4 %
Queen's Gambit: A Novel
Elizabeth Fremantle
Progress: 22 %

The Ionia Sanction, by Gary Corby

The Ionia Sanction - Gary Corby

This is the second volume in the series begun with The Pericles Commission, and is set the next year, in 460 B.C. 


Nicolaus' father has refused to let him marry the girl of his choice (Diotima), who has gone off to become a priestess of Artemis at the Temple of Artemis at Ephesus.  Meanwhile, the chief diplomat of Ephesus at Athens has been murdered, and Pericles sets Nicolaus to find the killer.  The quest takes him off to Ionia, the Greek-cultured province of the Persian Empire, on the west coast of what is today Turkey, which has Ephesus at its heart.We don't see much of Nicolaus' annoying little brother this time, but do get an uppity slave girl, eunuch priests, Nicolaus' quest to own a horse, Greek methods of spying, and Persian methods of execution - among other things - and I was never bored. I am enjoying this series, as it is great fun.