Currently reading: Lady Knight

lady knight I had major book hangover after finishing Uprooted last week and it’s only just now that I’m getting over it with help from LJ Baker’s Lady Knight. It’s a medieval-ish fantasy romance with a charming widow and an emotionally constipated female knight! Rhiannon (the knight) is more into chivalry and honor than anyone ever, which leads to a lot of scenes where she’s super courtly and polite while Eleanor (the widow) tries to make her smile with witticisms. They’re so cute!

It’s also got a plot besides the romance, involving Rhiannon’s politically aspirational cousin who’s a priestess of the Goddess and also a Chessmaster, as far as I can tell. She’s trying to start a holy war so she can…do something. I may have accidentally skipped over that part to get to more romantic shenanigans, idk.

My second current read is A College of Magics by Caroline Stevermer. Actually, it’s a reread, though I’ve forgotten so much about it that it’s almost as if I’m reading it for the first time again. Definitely remember being disappointed that the magical college part isn’t actually all that long or important– more character development and plot happenings occur once the protag leaves college, something like 100 pages into the book. Oh well.

Tomorrow is the first day of Bout of Books 13, so I’m hoping to finish one of these and add it to my BoB list!

What are you reading this weekend?

2 Comments

  1. A Scholar of Magics: Also disappointingly light on the being-at-the-college business. You’re at the college much MORE, but you still don’t get to see that much of what they’re doing there. It’s too bad. Magic schools are my fave, and I am banned from reading Harry Potter until the new editions come out, so like — that’s a long long time of magic school withdrawal. I foresee many rereads of Year of the Griffin.

    • Ugh but WHY is it called that when there isn’t very much scholarship or magical college-ness? Disappointing.

      You could read The Magicians, too, I guess! Lots of magical school stuff there although it’s also very depressing and the protagonist is a jerk.

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