25. Alarums & Excursions #426.
26. Late Eclipses, by Seanan McGuire. So, I thought I was putting this one off because I was worried it might not be as good as the last. It turned out I was putting it off because I started it yesterday, finished it yesterday, and won't have another Seanan McGuire novel for months! (And, the title of the next book in the series means that I'm infected by a Talis Kimberley songworm.) Urban fantasy, sort of a cross between what I think of as old style (War for the Oaks, Except the Queen above) and new (the Dresden books). This book had sort of the same effect that Steven Brust's Issola did in the Jhereg series: A whole lot of shoes suddenly drop, and a lot of things suddenly make a lot of sense. Also, the author's got a knack for taking cliches that usually annoy me and making them work. In one case, the cliche in question worked well enough that I didn't realize until the next day that she'd used it.