Sky Coyote (A Novel of the Company, Book 2) - Kage Baker The second novel in Kage Baker's delightful Company series has enough context that it could probably be read without reading the first in the series *The Garden of Iden* (although fans of Mendoza will probably get more out of the references to her if they have read the first). This story is from Joseph's point of view, and the operative (an immortal built in the past but working for people of the future) takes on the character of Sky Coyote in order to collect and save an entire Chumash native village from a time period of not recorded history in an area that will be the future California. Great world building with a lot of fun characters and Baker's contagious wit -- I'm looking forward to reading more of this series.