Saturday, April 20, 2013

Sue's Saturday Suggestions #44

Interesting Books

(Descriptions from Goodreads)

Promise of Blood by Brian McClellan, reviews at Fantasy Book Critic, Far Beyond Reality & SFF World

The Age of Kings is dead . . . and I have killed it.

It's a bloody business overthrowing a king...
Field Marshal Tamas' coup against his king sent corrupt aristocrats to the guillotine and brought bread to the starving. But it also provoked war with the Nine Nations, internal attacks by royalist fanatics, and the greedy to scramble for money and power by Tamas's supposed allies: the Church, workers unions, and mercenary forces.

It's up to a few...
Stretched to his limit, Tamas is relying heavily on his few remaining powder mages, including the embittered Taniel, a brilliant marksman who also happens to be his estranged son, and Adamat, a retired police inspector whose loyalty is being tested by blackmail.

But when gods are involved...
Now, as attacks batter them from within and without, the credulous are whispering about omens of death and destruction. Just old peasant legends about the gods waking to walk the earth. No modern educated man believes that sort of thing. But they should...

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

The Best of All Possible Worlds by Karen Lord, review at Fantasy Literature

The Dirty Streets of Heaven by Tad Williams, review at The Oaken Bookcase

Mage’s Blood by David Hair, review at A Dribble of Ink

Scarlet by Marissa Meyer, review at On Starships and Dragonwings

Stormdancer by Jay Kristoff, review at Bookish

Written in Red by Anne Bishop, review at Impressions . . .


Stormdancer by Jay Kristoff at Bookish

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Jay Kristoff at Bookish

Jan DeLima

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