Curse of the Mistwraith – Janny Wurts

From Library Journal:  Two brothers, heirs to lands and locked in a blood feud, are drawn across a dimensional portal into a world where they are hailed as the promised saviors. As Arithon, the Master of Shadows, and his half-brother Lysaer, the Lord of Light, prepare to do battle against the Mistwraith, who has for…

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Evil for Evil – K.J. Parker

Product DescriptionCivitas Vadanis is in trouble. The Mezentines have declared war; and the Mezentines are very focused on their goals when it comes to killing. Duke Valens, of Civitas Vadanis, has a dilemma. He knows that his city cannot withstand the invading army; yet its walls are his only defence against the Mezentines. Perhaps the…

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Dragonfly Falling – Adrian Tchaikovsky

From Publishers Weekly:  Tchaikovsky returns to the caste-haunted insect-themed world of 2010’s Empire in Black and Gold, as the inapt kinden realize that their natural gifts and old knowledge are no longer sufficient to allow them to dominate their apt cousins, who can use technology. The Wasp kinden have been slowly conquering the land for three…

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Around the Web

Okay guys, here’s the feature where I search the web so you don’t have to.Here’s my review schedule: Thursday: Dragonfly Falling – Adrian TchaikovskyFriday: Evil for Evil – K.J. ParkerSunday (maybe I’ll post it on Monday): Curse of the Mistwraith – Janny WurtsThe next books in my pile I will read are: Before they are Hanged – Joe…

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Fevre Dream – George R. R. Martin

Cover Blurb:  When struggling riverboat captain Abner Marsh receives an offer of partnership from a wealthy aristocrat, he suspects something’s amiss. But when he meets the hauntingly pale, steely-eyed Joshua York, he is certain. For York doesn’t care that the icy winter of 1857 has wiped out all but one of Marsh’s dilapidated fleet. Nor…

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Devices and Desires – K.J. Parker

Publishers Weekly: Parker (the Scavenger trilogy) raises the bar for realistic fantasy war craft with this series opener. When the engineering guild sentences Ziani Vaatzes to death for improving on its supposedly perfect specifications for mechanical toys, he manages to escape Mezentia and throws in his lot with its recently defeated enemy, city-state Eremia. In exile,…

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Around the Web

Before I start this weeks Around the Web I need to make a confession. In a previous post (here) I talked about how, if I really REALLY like a book I have problems making myself finish it. Well, it seems like I’ve fallen into that rut before. K.J. Parker is taking over my life. I…

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Reviewing my first 3 months

I started this blog as a personal experiment of my own. There was really no point besides seeing why I liked/didn’t like the books I read and finding some means to catalogue my insights so I wouldn’t read every book 100 times before I realized I’ve already read it before.  Well, I’m lying.  I also started it…

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Winterbirth – Brian Ruckley

Publishers Weekly Review Scottish author Ruckley’s outstanding fantasy debut, the first installment of the Godless World trilogy, introduces a sprawling realm abandoned by the gods after two races united to destroy a third. The peoples left behind struggle with centuries-old prejudices and unresolved conflicts that threaten to destroy them all. The start of winter is…

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The Folding Knife – K.J. Parker

Back Cover Blurb:  Basso the Magnificent. Basso the Great. Basso the Wise. The First Citizen of the Vesani Republic is an extraordinary man. He is ruthless, cunning, and above all, lucky. He brings wealth, power and prestige to his people. But with power comes unwanted attention, and Basso must defend his nation and himself from…

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