The alternate history fiction of Harry Turtledove has been reviewed and discussed with some regularity over the years on this blog. As a friend of John's, and at his recommendation, I did read one of his novels, Guns of the South several years ago, and found it enjoyable enough, although I didn't follow-up on it at all. Therefore, when I was at my public library last week selecting books to take on vacation, I saw a new Turtledove title, The Breath of God, I thought "No time like the present to grab a good alternate history novel . . ."
Well, considered yourselves fairly warned - Harry Turtledove writes fantasy in addition to alternate history. I have read about 150 pages, but just won't finish it because, well, it just isn't very good in my estimation (although the fantasy genre is starting with two strikes against it in my mind anyways). I won't say anymore - just remember, reading the book jacket before buying (or checking out) never hurts . . .