This book started slow, but ended up being both sweet and philosophical. A team of time travelers are sent to see if they can meet Jane Austen. They are assigned to befriend her and to locate a manuscript that is thought to be lost. Of course the directive to alter history as little as possible and the social customs of 19th century England made this somewhat difficult. Overall I am glad I stuck out the tea parties, carriage rides, and dress fittings of the beginning of the novel, as the end, with it’s thought provoking questions about time travel and changing history, has really stuck with me.
I’ve been planning on reading something from the “Johannes Cabal” series for awhile. These books, by Jonathan L. Howard, are in the Fantasy/Science Fiction section of my library. This one is about Horst and Johannes, two brothers, one a vampire, the other a necromancer. Sounds interesting, right? In this installment, we read about these two anti-hero types battling an evil organization that wants to create a supernatural homeland on earth. Witty humor, sarcasm, and great cover art aside, I found myself wanting to put it down, maybe not finish it, or move onto another book. But I had some extra time, so I continued on. (That’s how I roll.) But, when I have the feeling I might DNF, I usually don’t go back to the series, so for now, this will be my only Cabal novel.