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Marilee J. Layman

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06:05 pm: The Children of the Company by Kage Baker
This book is the sixth in a series. Reviews of The Garden of Iden, Sky Coyote, Mendoza in Hollywood, The Graveyard Game, The Life of the World to Come.

This book is made primarily of six previously-published shorter pieces. I'd already read four of them and they seem pretty much intact. They do have to do with children, but in many of them the children are not the main character. Baker uses a lesser earlier character, Labienus, to tie the stories together. I'm pretty sure I would have noticed this even if I didn't read the front section.



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Date:October 3rd, 2009 07:33 pm (UTC)
A typical fix-up book. While nice to have in one volume, at this point, my doubts about where the series was going kept mounting.

On the one hand, hope now that Baker had a regular publisher, that the series rest of the series would get published. But on the other hand, concern and a small amount of frustration that between this and the previous book, the series didn't appear to be heading toward a conclusion, at least not for a while.
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Date:October 3rd, 2009 08:58 pm (UTC)
I started the seventh book last night and feel much better about where it's going, but it was very weird to have that fix-up in the middle of the others. And of course, the last book is the longest.
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Date:October 3rd, 2009 09:28 pm (UTC)
My fears were assuaged by the end of the series.
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