Musing Mondays- What am I reading?

Miz B has another Monday meme, Musing Mondays.  Feel free to run over and join in the fun.  She has a list of topics to chose from.

What am I reading?

The Seat of Magic

J. Kathleen Cheney

This is book 2 in the Golden City series.  I love it.  It’s fantasy, but it’s also historical!  It’s very different than what I usually read.  That’s probably why I like it so much.  I’ll give you just a bit of info, I don’t want to spoil it for you.

Oriana is a nonhuman living in the Golden City in Portugal.  Nonhumans are not allowed in the city.  She is a spy for her homeland, but when her live is threatened she must rethink her beliefs.  She has feelings for Duilio, who is half human. He is trying to solve the grisly murders of young nonhuman women.

Now, I am just under half way through the book.  More has happened, but I don’t want to ruin it for those who haven’t read the first book.  I will say this.  Cheney took a mythical creature and changed it to where it makes more sense.  The traditional view was always fun, but the way she has written this character makes it seem much more possible.  I don’t know if she is working from a different set of myths, than what I am familiar with.  Anyway, it’s a great read.  If you generally don’t read fantasy I think you may like this one.  It feels like a historical novel.

I am waiting for book 3.

What are you reading?
CK

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