I was going to write a post about books tonight, honest.

May 2, 2010 @ 8:19 pm | Filed under: Books

But instead I got caught up in one.

The Perilous Gard, by Elizabeth Marie Pope, author of The Sherwood Ring, which you know I loved. Jane checked Perilous Gard out of the library after we both devoured Sherwood, and before she had finished reading it she had declared it to be a keeper. So now we have a copy, and she urged me to put it at the top of my pile, and I wasn’t three chapters in before I understood why. But I can’t tell you anything about it right now: must. go. finish.

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  1. I love that book so much! I love Christopher, I love Kate, I love the interweaving of historical and fantasy. It’s….Okay, I just love it forever and ever.

  2. Got it from the library last week—I guess I’ll read it today because it looks like several of us are going to be down and out. Ick

  3. Thanks for the rave. My eldest daughter just finished it and offered a cool review. Im going to read it next! I just know Im going to be asked to leave book club because I never read the assigned books. I manage to fill all my reading time with YA’s or JF’s!!

  4. Isn’t it *fantastic*?

  5. Fantastic indeed. Loved it. Boy, can Pope tell a story or what?

  6. I’ve owned this book in one incarnation or the other since I was about 14 and discovered it at my local library. I read and re-read it until it falls apart, and then I buy a new copy. My daughter is not quite ready for it, but she will be, soon. 🙂

  7. Someone should make a movie out of it — a good one. Then again, books-turned-into-movies are usually such dismal disappointments…