What I'm reading, what I'm thinking of reading & what I've read. And stuff.
So yet again I've combined reading with listening to this book. Second time in a month I've had to put up with an audiobook reader who didn't bother to find out how the previous readers for a series have pronounced various character names (e.g. Genghis with a hard G vs a soft G). So irritating!! And yes, I did correct the reader vociferously every time. Just as well I read a big chunk of it rather than listen to the whole thing!
It always fascinates me how synchronicty strikes in my reading material. Both in this book and Lionheart we meet the cult of Assassins, and hear the story of how they left a poisoned cake in Saladin's tent. I had never heard the story before, and then it crops up twice within a couple of weeks.
I've really enjoyed this series so far, and it's a nice thought that when I'm done with it, there's still Iggulden's Emperor series for me to read my way through.