Saturday, July 13, 2013

Sue's Saturday Suggestions #56

Interesting Books

Inheritance by Tim Marquitz, review at Only The Best SciFi & Fantasy

What's a vampire to do when he's afraid of the dark and passes out at the sight of blood?

These are but two of the problems that face thirteen year old Rupert Bartholomew Cooke. After growing up in England's Foster Care System, Rupert is at last adopted. Then what should be the happiest moment of his life turns into the most terrifying day imaginable. His adopter, the same man whose bite turned Rupert into a vampire, is none other than the infamous Jack the Ripper.

To make matters worse, Rupert is left to watch over Jack's mansion, under which is buried a portal that leads to the Source of all magic. Untrained and coping with the stresses of his new and terrible existence, Rupert is forced to defend the Source against Jack's enemies, the necromancer Mobius and his secret accomplice.

With his newfound friends, Lorelei the thrall, Alistair the diminutive werewolf, and Horatio the gruff housekeeper, Rupert must battle Mobius and preserve the fragile truce between the Vampire Nation and the Legions of the Dead; all without giving Jack a reason to kill him when he returns home.

Terra by Mitch Benn, trailer at The Wertzone

No-one trusts humanity. No-one can quite understand why we're intent on destroying the only place we have to live in the Universe. No-one thinks we're worth a second thought. And certainly no-one is about to let us get off Rrth. That would be a complete disaster.

But one alien thinks Rrth is worth looking at. Not humanity, obviously, we're appalling, but until we manage to kill every other living thing on the planet there are some truly wonderful places on Rrth and some wonderful creatures living in them. Best take a look while they're still there.

But on one trip to Rrth our alien biologist causes a horrendous accident. The occupants of a car travelling down a lonely road spot his ship (the sort of massive lemon coloured, lemon shaped starship that really shouldn't be hanging in the sky over a road). Understandably the Bradbury's crash (interrupting the latest in a constant procession of bitter rows). And in the wreckage of their car our alien discovers a baby girl. She needs rescuing. From the car. From Rrth. From her humanity.

And now eleven years later a girl called Terra is about to go to school for the first time. It's a very alien experience...

I have listed these titles in earlier SSS posts: check out my SSS Books Page for links to more reviews:

The Fifth Wave by Rick Yancy, review at Cuddlebuggery

Promise of Blood by Brian McClellan, review at Bookworm Blues

The Rithmatist by Brandon Sanderson, review at New, Borrowed, Used

The Thousand Names by Django Wexler, reviews at Fantasy Book Critic, Far Beyond Reality, SF Signal & The Book Smugglers

Author Interviews

Ofir Touche Gafla at My Bookish Ways

Author Guest Posts

Django Wexler at The Book Smugglers


The Thousand Names by Django Wexler at The Book Smugglers

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