FUN DAY MONDAY, OR THE BOOKS THAT WILL HELP ME SURVIVE THE WEEK AHEAD (SEPTEMBER 29, 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. Unfortunately, I got a little behind on my reading last week, so I never got around to Scourge of the Betrayer, but that won’t happen this week. Real life be damned, reading comes first!

SCOURGE OF THE BETRAYER (BLOODSOUNDER’S ARC #1) by JEFF SALYARDS
SCOURGE OF THE BETRAYER
“Many tales are told of the Syldoon Empire and its fearsome soldiers, who are known throughout the world for their treachery and atrocities. Some say that the Syldoon eat virgins and babies–or perhaps their own mothers. Arkamondos, a bookish young scribe, suspects that the Syldoon’s dire reputation may have grown in the retelling, but he’s about to find out for himself.

Hired to chronicle the exploits of a band of rugged Syldoon warriors, Arki finds himself both frightened and fascinated by the men’s enigmatic leader, Captain Braylar Killcoin. A secretive, mercurial figure haunted by the memories of those he’s killed with his deadly flail, Braylar has already disposed of at least one impertinent scribe … and Arki might be next.

Archiving the mundane doings of millers and merchants was tedious, but at least it was safe. As Arki heads off on a mysterious mission into parts unknown, in the company of the coarse, bloody-minded Syldoon, he is promised a chance to finally record an historic adventure well worth the telling, but first he must survive the experience!

A gripping military fantasy in the tradition of Glen Cook, Scourge of the Betrayer explores the brutal politics of Empire–and the searing impact of violence and dark magic on a man’s soul.” — Goodreads

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VEIL OF THE DESERTERS (BLOODSOUNDER’S ARC #2) by JEFF SALYARDS
veil of the deserters
“History, Family and Memory… these are the seeds of destruction.

Bloodsounder’s Arc continues as Captain Braylar Killcoin and his retinue continue to sow chaos amongst the political elite of Alespell. Braylar is still poisoned by the memories of those slain by his unholy flail Bloodsounder, and attempts to counter this sickness have proven ineffectual.

The Syldoonian Emperor Cynead has solidified his power base in unprecedented ways, and demands loyalty from all operatives. Braylar and company are recalled to the capital to swear fealty. Braylar must decide if he can trust his sister, Soffjian, with the secret that is killing him. She has powerful memory magics that might be able to save him from Bloodsounder’s effects, but she has political allegiances that are not his own. Arki and others in the company try to get Soffjian and Braylar to trust one another, but politics in the capital prove to be far more complicated and dangerous than even Killcoin could predict.

Deposed emperor Thumarr plots to remove the repressive Cynead, and Braylar and his sister Soffjian lie at the heart of his plans. The distance between “favored shadow agent of the emperor” and “exiled traitor” is an unsurprisingly short road. But it is a road filled with blind twists and unexpected turns. Before the journey is over, Arki will chronicle the true intentions of Emperor Cynead and Soffjian. And old enemies in Alespell may prove to be surprising allies in a conflict no one could have foreseen.” — Goodreads

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RISE OF THE KING (COMPANIONS CODEX #2) by R.A. SALVATORE
rise of the king
“In the second book of the Companions Codex, the latest series in the New York Times best-selling saga of dark elf Drizzt Do’Urden, R.A. Salvatore picks up with the fan-favorite storyline of dwarf king Bruenor Battlehammer and his bloody feud with the orc kingdom of Many Arrows.” — Goodreads

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Yeah, it is going to be an exciting week at my house. What books are you going to be reading?

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7 Responses to FUN DAY MONDAY, OR THE BOOKS THAT WILL HELP ME SURVIVE THE WEEK AHEAD (SEPTEMBER 29, 2014)

  1. Nathan says:

    I shotgunned both of Salyards’ recently. Very enjoyable.

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  2. I’m glad you’re reading books one and two together for Bloodsounder’s Arc. A lot of folks I know who didn’t like book 1 thought Salyards held his cards too close to his chest, but then ended up loving book 2 because that was when the answers came pouring. So either way you’ll be getting the whole shebang. I hope you enjoy them, I sure did!

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  3. Can’t wait to get far enough in the series to read Rise of the King.
    🙂

    I think I’ve only read about 15 books in the series thus far and a few short stories.
    ;I

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  4. Thanks for another great selection! Do you actually manage to read all these books? I”m duly impressed! 🙂

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