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Altered Carbon
Richard K. Morgan
Progress: 14/375 pages
The Civil War, Vol. 1: Fort Sumter to Perryville
Shelby Foote
Progress: 422/810 pages
Knife of Dreams (Wheel of Time, #11)
Robert Jordan
Progress: 605/761 pages
The Emperor's Finest (Ciaphas Cain) - Sandy Mitchell

Awesome reboot of this series by Mitchell after the somewhat lukewarm last one. This one starts out quickly as Cain rescues a governor and his daughter from planetary rebels, develops a relationship, somewhat reluctantly, with the daughter Mira, and finds himself alongside Space Marines as they search for a massive genestealer vessel threatening the entire system. Cain once again demonstrates the self-preservation tactics that are meant to keep him out of trouble, but once again his reputation puts him right in the middle of it. The strengths of this book are the return of some very humorous writing and strong characterization, especially detailing the Cain/Mira interactions. The last section of the book, detailing Cain and Jurgen's harrowing time on the Spawn vessel, are absolute page turners.