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Time For A New Product

 I don't know how many ex Harry Potter Fans there are in the world caused by the extremely disappointing Deathly Hallows, but it seems clear to me that it is time for a New Product to replace Harry Potter in the Witch and Wizard fantasy genre.  I am not an author.  I don't read fanfiction, and I'm not making this post to advertize or suggest any particular book or series.  I am just curious how many ex Harry Potter fans are still around reading fanfiction and just waiting to go back on the Harry Potter fansites and compare the idiotic Harry Potter plot in Deathly Hallows to a more realistic and reasonable witch and wizard plotline.


30th Jul, 2008 08:54 (UTC)
Re: What I thought I was getting with Harry Potter probably doesn't exist
How would you like some historical mystery? (I'm a historian; I lurv the stuff!)

I'd recommend Stephen Saylor's Gordianus the Finder books.
Gordianus is a Roman living at the end of the Republic (he lives in interesting times, between Cicero's first courtcase and Caesar's bid for power)
All the historical stuff is interesting background for some solid whodunnit mystery.
I'd recommend the books 'Catalina's Riddle', 'Venus Throw' and 'Murder on the Appian Way'. You'd start in the middle of the series, but that wouldn't be a hindrance and Saylor is really getting 'in the groove' with 'Catalina's Riddle'.
If you hesitate to tackle a 'large' historical mystery, you could try Saylor's collection of short Gordianus mysteries, 'The House of the Vestals'.

Saylor's mysteries are as good as any that Christie wrote (I love ol' Agatha!) and as a historian I can safely say that he really knows his Romans (but you don't have to be a history buff to enjoy his books)

Check out if your library carries them and try something new and Not Potterish!


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