Saturday, August 02, 2014

Book Excerpt for the Day

    Marie clasped her hands together and looked vulnerable.  Payne flinched.  “The only time you don’t tell me something is when you think it’s dangerous, because being a fragile, sheltered noblewoman, I might faint at the thought of experiencing physical harm like a common person.”

    She sighed, and seemingly from nowhere, produced an enormous cast-iron frying pan easily one hundred centimeters in diameter. 
  “And then,” she said sadly, “I have to damage one of the good pans by smacking it against your thick, common skull until you tell me!“

    (from Agatha H. & the Clockwork Princess,  by Phil & Kaja Foglio)

    8½*/10.  The full review is here.

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