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The Haunting of Hill House
Shirley Jackson, Laura Miller
The Mirror Empire
Kameron Hurley
The Secret History of the Mongol Queens: How the Daughters of Genghis Khan Rescued His Empire (Audio)
Jack Weatherford

The King of Attolia (The Queen's Thief, #3)

The King of Attolia (The Queen's Thief, #3) - Megan Whalen Turner Still just as amazing as the first time I read it. Maybe on the next reread, I'll write a proper review. Turner pulls the difficult trick of introducing a new protagonist who can't stand our beloved protagonist from the first two books without villanizing either character. By the end, I'm in love with both of them.

But it's a painful love, because, oh, man--the first time I read this I was focused on Gen's Crowning Moments of Awesome, but rereading, especially post-A Conspiracy of Kings, it's clear how much his new position is tearing him apart. And I'm less and less certain he'll ever get put back together. Which makes this series kind of the Lawrence of Arabia of books, I guess, except at least Gen's political accomplishments seem like they'll stick. I hope.