FUN DAY MONDAY, OR THE BOOKS THAT WILL HELP ME SURVIVE THE WEEK AHEAD (SEPTEMBER 8, 2014)

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The work week begins. Time for me to strap on my business suit and head back into the office to save the world one case at a time. And helping me forget about all the trials and tribulations of life will be a few books that I hope are really, really good. So without any further talking, here are the novels I’ll be reading this week.

BALDAIRN MOTTE
THE ROADS TO BALDAIRN MOTTE by GARRETT CALCATERRA, CRAIG COMER, and AHIMSA KERP

Goodreads description:

Plunged into a war of succession, the captain of the Black Wind is forced into the service of the powerful Earl. Ensnared in a tangle of bargains and betrayal, the captain and his crew fight for survival, finding allies in the unlikeliest of places.

A crofter hunts for his missing sons at the peril of his life and honor, while a war-hungry miller follows his lord to battle. Hungry and exhausted, both men will find they are but dander upon the wind in the great game of the Passions.

Far in the north, the commander of the Titan Guard travels to the edges of civilization to enlist the help of barbarian giants known as the Marchers. But such aid comes at a cost, and the price of victory may spell doom for all.

Duty. Honor. Conquest. The Roads to Baldairn Motte.

battle for the afterlife
BLUE COURAGE (BATTLE FOR THE AFTERLIFE SAGA #1) by C.J. DAVIS

Goodreads description:

When Reese, a man in his thirties, dies and arrives in an Afterlife radically different from any version ever imagined, he’s confronted by a looming war between good and evil where fearsome elite warriors—with supernatural abilities—are desperately trying to enslave all the souls in the Universe.

Death is just the beginning for Reese, and he is a man struggling to make sense of it all. None of the world’s religions had the Afterlife right. Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism and Judaism, were all wrong. The Afterlife is not what they preached. Instead of the pearly white gates, upon arrival, Reese is met with a pristine modern city loaded with wonderful technologies, billions of souls and thousands of colossal white skyscrapers. A formidable, massive wall is the only thing protecting the city from countless ferocious prehistoric beasts, and hoards of ghoulish creatures, known as Lost Souls.

On the eve of a perilous cross-country race, between the forces of good and evil, war hangs in the balance. Armed with ancient weapons and their enhanced physical abilities, like strength, vision and quickness—the most gifted warriors, from their respective sides, are pitted against each other. The first side to either destroy their opponents, or reach a distant ancient temple will win an unimaginable power.

Reese must unlock the mysterious circumstances of his unusual arrival in the Afterlife, and do everything he can to stop the forces of evil from winning the race and enslaving everyone in the Afterlife.

The ebon staff
THE EBON STAFF (CHRONICLES OF THE NAMELESS DWARF #4) by D.P. PRIOR

Goodreads description:

The dwarves have captured Nameless and left the Axe of the Dwarf Lords abandoned on the shore of the serpent’s lake. With Ilesa gone, it’s down to Nils and Silas to stage a rescue, but first they’ll have to stop squabbling and find something they can agree on.

Meanwhile, the legendary prevarication of the dwarven Council of Twelve is under threat from a people grown tired of indecision. The survivors of the Ravine Butcher’s massacre want their pound of flesh.

Blightey’s grimoire makes more and more demands, and Silas suspects he no longer has any say in where it is leading him. As his body ails and he grows nostalgic for all he’s left behind, his mind is usurped by visions of a forest of tar, and at it’s centre, wreathed in briars, a staff of deepest ebony.

What will you be reading this week?

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5 Responses to FUN DAY MONDAY, OR THE BOOKS THAT WILL HELP ME SURVIVE THE WEEK AHEAD (SEPTEMBER 8, 2014)

  1. Thanks! Blue Courage sounds particularly fascinating.

    Have you considered adding buy links to the books you mention? It would make checking them out easier, although I don’t know if that means you’d have to spend more time setting up the post (or if the links have already been provided to you).

    Thanks again for the eclectic list! 🙂

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  2. I’ve not heard of any of these! I am reading The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August (audiobook) and The City of Stairs.

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  3. Not familiar with any of the books on your list this week, but for myself I am still reading Godless by Ben Peek (about half way through) and hoping to start Shifting Shadows (the Mercy Thompson anthology by Patricia Briggs) and I’m still trying to decide my audiobook. Will probably grab Heir of Fire, it’s been a while since I read any YA.

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  4. Only familiar with the Nameless Dwarf series which is on my TBR list. Added THE ROADS TO BALDAIRN MOTTE on GR. Good recommends, Wendell!

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