Unabridged Chick

I'm Audra, a 30-something married lesbian. I love interesting heroines, gorgeous prose, place as character, and the occasional werewolf.
In the Garden of Iden  - Kage Baker Looking to make money, a group of scientists in the 24th century discover immortality. However, in their present, they have no way to test if the process works, so they are forced, so to speak, to discover time travel. When it is discovered that the immortality process is too dangerous to sell on the market, scientists with The Company begin to use their immortal experiments as agents for them.As a little girl in Inquisition Spain, Mendoza finds herself on trial and heading for death when she is rescued by a Company recruiter; her first assignment is in Elizabethan England, where she is to work at the Iden Estates, preserving profitable plants that will be extinct in the far future. Unlike her savvy counterparts, she is unprepared for her first assignment with non-immortals and the confusing swirl of religion and politics in England.I enjoyed Baker's inventive spin on the immortals idea and the quirky plot; and even though this is a quick read, it is totally worth the time.