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05:27 pm: Sky Coyote by Kage Baker
This is the second book in the eight book Dr. Zeus series. I've read the first four and am re-reading them before I read the last four. My review on In the Garden of Iden is here.

The first book is mostly about Mendoza, but the protagonist in this book is Joseph, her mentor, who is from the cave-painting days. Dr. Zeus wants to preserve an entire village of Chumash Indians, and after getting all their information, bring them to a base where they'll be servants (good for them, too). Joseph gets to have appliances and play Coyote to the Chumash and talk them into doind what he wants. The Operatives at the Dr. Zeus base are appalled by the Dr. Zeus civilians who are there -- they eat protein powder, play videogames and nothing else, and are terrified of just about everything. How did they get that way? We don't find out in this book, but we do get really excellent Native American characters and Operatives.



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Date:September 20th, 2009 09:51 pm (UTC)
I've read the first four and am re-reading them before I read the last four.

Are you certain you want to finish the series? I really doubt you'll like what happens to Mendoza in the later books, especially what the author thinks is a happy ending.
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Date:September 20th, 2009 10:49 pm (UTC)
Well, I already own them. I suppose if they're really awful, I'll stop and take them to bookgroup like the McDonald trilogy (I liked the first of those -- The Outback Stars -- but the other two were progressively less interesting to me).
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Date:September 21st, 2009 08:11 am (UTC)
I didn't mind the ending, but then, Mendoza was not my favourite character. Though I was interested in her story, I didn't find her a very likable character, unlike Joseph.

I thought it was a satisfying ending FWIW, no spoilers here.
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