*The Reluctant Widow, Georgette Heyer (read aloud w/Steve)
Friday’s Child, Georgette Heyer (read aloud with Steve)
Dragon Ship manuscript, Sharon Lee and Steve Miller (e)
Kim, Rudyard Kipling (e)
Regency Buck, Georgette Heyer (read aloud w/Steve)
Pollyanna, Eleanor H. Porter (e)
Chimera, Rob Thurman (e)
*The Reluctant Widow was the very first Heyer I ever read and includes the character on which Pat Rin yos’Phelium is based. In which “is based” obviously does not mean “was snabbled up and copied, word-for-word and action-by-action” but does mean that I thought a very great deal about what sort of man would behave in the way this character is shown as behaving, what sort of training he must have had, with a side dish of how doing the right thing is so very often thankless, and even personally painful.
Edited to add: Steve reminds me that the character above also got me to thinking about the dangerous person who doesn’t present as dangerous — something that we play with quite a lot in the Liaden Universe® — and indeed isn’t dangerous. . .until and unless necessity exists.