FUN DAY MONDAY, OR THE BOOKS THAT WILL HELP ME SURVIVE THE WEEK AHEAD (JUNE 30, 2014)

It is that most horrible of times: Monday. The day I have to put my big boy suit on and jump back on the corporate escalator to nowhere. But while my body languishes in my office, the books I’m reading will help my mind escape the boredom and be transported to amazing new worlds where people do actually change the world.

So without any further explanation, here are the books I will be reading this week.

REIGN OF ASH (ASCENDANT KINGDOMS VOLUME 2) by GAIL Z. MARTIN

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Goodreads description:

Survival is just the beginning.

Blaine McFadden endured six long years in the brutal Velant prison colony, exiled for murder. War devastated his homeland of Donderath and destroyed the magic on which the Ascendant Kingdoms relied. Now Blaine and a small group of fellow exiles have returned to a lawless wasteland, where unrestrained magic storms wreak havoc and monsters roam free.

Yet, amidst the chaos, rumors persist of a new magic that could restore the kingdoms. But the key lies with a dangerous, ancient ritual and a group of vanished survivors. Now McFadden’s only hope is a small, desperate, quickly rallied army. Together they must make one last stand knowing that if they fail, the civilization of the Ascendant Kingdoms dies with them.

BEGINNING OF A HERO by CHARLES E. YALLOWITZ

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Goodreads description:

Luke Callindor was born into Windemere’s most decorated family of adventurers. Since his birth, he has been treated with the greatest amount of respect and awe. Now, with a lifetime of training and the reckless cockiness of youth, Luke has set out to prove that he deserves the admiration that comes from being a Callindor.

Luke gets his chance when he convinces a royal messenger to hire him to protect the heir of Duke Solomon. This future leader is secretly attending Hamilton Military Academy, an esteemed school run by the former mercenary, Selenia Hamilton. It is a dangerous secret mission requiring that Luke pretend to be an average student while keeping an eye out for any sign of danger. Unfortunately, Luke has no idea which student the heir is and a demonic assassin is already several steps ahead of him. Finding himself in over his head and constantly in trouble, the young warrior realizes that the only things he has on his side are some new friends and his unwavering courage.

Can Luke find and protect the heir while keeping his own head attached to his neck? And, can he avoid being suspended long enough to see his mission through to the end?

So that is what I will be reading, how bout you?

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4 Responses to FUN DAY MONDAY, OR THE BOOKS THAT WILL HELP ME SURVIVE THE WEEK AHEAD (JUNE 30, 2014)

  1. Mogsy says:

    Looking forward to your thoughts on Reign of Ash – I sort of took a break from that series after reading the first, been distracted by her new UF 🙂

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  2. Bookstooge says:

    Martin has always struck me as more a UF kind of gal, so I’ve stayed away from her. And from your “all vamp related” comment, my opinion hasn’t changed 🙂

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    • Bookwraiths says:

      I’m tending to agree with your assessment, since I’m 25% into this second book of the series and it is all vampires. Every time the story strays away from the honorable undead controlling everything Martin stops and reiterates that the glorious fanged ones have everything under control. 😦

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