Darkness, by L.E. Modesitt, Jr; TOR/Tom Doherty Associates. August, 2003. This is the second book of the Corean Chronicles, and although I haven't read the first book, this one was good.
The Queen's Necklace, by Teresa Edgerton; EOS/HarperCollins Publishers, July 2001.
Mairelon the Magician, by Patricia C. Wrede, copyright 1991; TOR/Tom Doherty Associates, July 1992.
Random musings on books, code, and tabletop games.