Welcome! What's your favorite Baroness book?
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superspy. I shall post a scan of the covers of the 8 books in the
I have all 8 books published by pocket books and one Futura edition
(#2, "Diamonds Are For Dying"). Of the 8, my favorites are #3 and
#1, followed by #7. What are your favorites?
- --- In TheBaroness@yahoogroups.com, "ppsantos" <ppsantos@...> wrote:
>Like I said, this is a rather late reply, but I just joined the
> This message board welcomes all discussion about the Baroness
> superspy. I shall post a scan of the covers of the 8 books in the
> I have all 8 books published by pocket books and one Futura edition
> (#2, "Diamonds Are For Dying"). Of the 8, my favorites are #3 and
> #1, followed by #7. What are your favorites?
group. So far, back in the mid 70's, I read only Death is a Ruby
Light and Diamonds are for Dying. I did not like Diamonds are for
Dying, but I just loved Death is a Ruby Light.
Death is a Ruby Light was completely action-packed with a lot of hand-
to-hand combat from beginning to end. Starting with the fight at the
doorway after one of the masked men heard the boss call her Coin,
then the Kazakh scene where she battles about three (?) men (even
does a cartwheel to kick one with both feet before gutting him with
the knife). Then in the headquarters of that guy who tried to
torture her with the electricity (where she kills the guard who
points a submachine gun [?] at her head by turning around, getting
his eyes with both fingers straight to the sockets, then finishing
him off with either a chop of the heel of her hand), and it goes on,
and on and on. The non-stop action combined with the graphic sexual
scenes (come on, guys, I find it no different from reading a Bertrice
Small romance that has just about the same graphic scenes) make it a
really good book. Since I don't have it anymore, I ordered a copy of
Oh, I also like that scene where she challenges Omogoy in his tent,
then after a while gets captured by him (I believe he called her
Amerikhanets man woman), raped while she was unconscious, and then
fights the men that captured her. I have to say that that book had a
lot of good scenes.
Anyone here care to talk about the other books? How do they compare
to Death is a Ruby Light?