Unabridged Chick

I'm Audra, a 30-something married lesbian. I love interesting heroines, gorgeous prose, place as character, and the occasional werewolf.
The Coral Thief - Rebecca Stott The Coral Thief is the best kind of historical novel: detailed enough to be engrossing without losing you in the minutiae, vibrant enough to seem real (without veering off into anachronistic), and balanced by an excellent plot and engaging characters. I inhaled this book over three days, snagged from the first page. With so many historical novels covering the same eras and the same half dozen royals, the Coral Thief is a refreshing departure. Highly recommended!