Scholar, Modesitt's 59th novel, is now out from Tor Books.
Earlier this month I asked him what he was reading. His reply:
While I’d seen a number of recommendations for Mary Robinette Kowal’s Shades of Milk and Honey, the ones I’d seen didn’t prepare me for the book itself, and frankly, if they had, I might not have read it at all. That’s because the book is essentially a gentle and fascinating fusion of a regency romantic mystery and fantasy, and I’ve been more than a little repulsed by the myriad of regency knock-offs dealing with zombies, werewolves, vampires, and steampunk. Shades of Milk and Honey, thankfully, deals with none of these, but with art and a very different kind of “glamour,” all gently and exquisitely presented. It’s been a long time since I enjoyed a book this much… and maybe it is a bit of a guilty pleasure, but it’s one I welcomed.Visit L. E. Modesitt, Jr.'s website.
The Page 69 Test: Scholar.