Books by Barbara Hambly

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Bride of the Rat God

On rereading Barbara Hambly's Bride of the Rat God for the purpose of writing this review, I was surprised once more by what a truly superb novel it is. On rereading, I found new details to savor, ones that I had overlooked before because I had been too caught up in the excitement of the plot. I sti ...

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Die Upon a Kiss

Barbara Hambly’s first mystery set in antebellum New Orleans, A Free Man of Color, has a prominent place on my keeper shelf. Though I haven’t read the intervening several books in the series I was eager to review the latest installment, Die Upon a Kiss. Benjamin January is an ...

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The Ladies of Mandrigyn

Sun Wolf’s father taught him three things: Don’t mess with magic, don’t argue with drunks or fanatics, and don’t fall in love. In the course of this novel, he will do all three. The Ladies of Mandrigyn takes place in an imaginary world where a great empire has collapsed, leaving a politic ...

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Stranger at the Wedding

This isn't a romance novel - it's a fantasy novel with a romantic subplot. Still, if you like fantasy romances, you should try this book. And if you've never read a fantasy novel before, this is a good place to start. While it is primarily a fantasy, it never loses its focus on the outspoken heroine ...