Kindle Unlimited, November 2014

Twelve Kindle Unlimited books this month for a savings of $42.87,  (although, I read none in October, because October was too short.  Where did October go?  So I wasted that month's ten dollars, so we'll call it a net savings of $32.87.)


There were four that I loved and will be adding all of them to my personal library:



This one made it onto my list of all-time favorite fantasy series.  It has everything; wizards and magic, monsters, love and hate and jealousy, power struggles and betrayal, life and death, war but no peace, the best of humanity as well as the worst and everything in between.

 there are two more books in the series and I will be picking them up soon.



A new time travel series.  I say time travel, but that's not it really; it's the ability to witness historical events using inanimate objects, especially those made of metal, which were in place at the time past events took place.  


It's a wonderful thing.  We can view important past events, but also everyday events by everyday people.  there are so many items to be scanned, and one corporation has exclusive rights to do so.  You can imagine the implications.  


Where there are corporations and people, there is the capability of misusing technology for harm, and of course that happens here.  There are also opportunities for heroes in the form of whistleblowers, journalists, and activists, and this book is about that.  It's the beginning of a series, and I'm hoping the next one is due soon.



these two document the conquest by Cortez, and makes my list of All-time favorite of Conquest of America. (Yes, there is a list for that.  The others on that list include The Luck of Huemac, and Tikal, both by Daniel Peters, and Aztec by Gary Jennings.). This is another one where I have to wait for the next book to come out.


the next books were all good, and I will most likely continue on in the series, but won't be adding them to my library:



These two were also set in Mexico, but before the invasion by Europeans.  

I enjoyed The Merchant of Death, which had a temple artist acting to solve the murder of a merchant.  It's the first book in the series, and I'm waiting on the second one.  If it's as good as I'm hoping, I will start adding these to my library as well.

Ulemet was a well-done short story, entertaining but not particularly a standout in any way.



A YA time travel series which has children searching through time for their lost father who has been kidnapped by evil-doers for his special knowledge of artifacts.  Fun and engaging, although I think it has a few problems -- but not enough to keep me from reading the rest of the books in the series as they come out.



and another decent time travel series, pleasant to read, but I probably don't feel the need to re-read them.  In this one, the Egyptian gods are still alive and well, and circumstances arise where they have to travel back to Ancient Egypt in order to put things right.