specgrrl,ptr,chibikaie,Mr.Limpet and aokashi, thank you so much for all the suggestions.
I've been reading sci-fi fantasy for 30+ years and lately I've been re reading the same books that I do love but time for something new. Has anyone read the Many Colored Land by Julien May? awsome book and the ones that follow. It's an old series but I'm sure amazon or barnes and nobles would order it.
I hate to loan out books, I never get them back. I had an old copy of the first dragon rider book from the 60's, the art work on the book was so dated I loved it...never got it back.