The work week begins. I quickly slip into my business suit and head back into the office to save a few innocent people. But while I try to fool myself into being excited about the grind, deep down, I’m not, so I’m going to escape dreary reality by reading some great books.
And this week I’m going to be trying to lose myself into this book.
An Apprentice to Elves by Sarah Monette and Elizabeth Bear
Series: Iskryne World #3
Publisher: Tor (October 13, 2015)
Length: 320 pages
“Sarah Monette and Elizabeth Bear return with the third book in their Iskryne trilogy, An Apprentice to Elves. The trilogy began with A Companion to Wolves, and continued in The Tempering of Men. This novel picks up the story of Alfgyfa, a young woman who has been raised in the Wolfhall by her father, Isolfr.
The warrior culture of Iskryne forbids many things to women—and most especially it forbids them bonding to one of the giant telepathic trelwolves. But as her father was no ordinary boy, Alfgyfa is no ordinary girl. Her father has long planned to send his daughter to Tin, a matriarch among the elves who live nearby, to be both apprentice and ambassador, and now she is of age to go.
About the Authors:
SARAH MONETTE is the acclaimed author of Mélusine and The Virtue as well as award-nominated short fiction. Born and raised in Oak Ridge, Tennessee (one of the secret cities of the Manhattan Project), she studied English and Classics in college, obtaining a M.A. and Ph.D. in English Literature. She collects books, and her husband collects computer parts, so her living space is the constantly contested border between these two imperial ambitions.
Follow Sarah Monette at: Website | Twitter
ELIZABETH BEAR was born on the same day as Frodo and Bilbo Baggins, but in a different year. This, coupled with a childhood tendency to read the dictionary for fun, led her inevitably to penury, intransigence, the mispronunciation of common English words, and the writing of speculative fiction. She lives in Massachusetts with a Giant Ridiculous Dog. Her partner, acclaimed fantasy author Scott Lynch, lives in Wisconsin. The recipient of the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer, she has also won two Hugo Awards for her short fiction, a Sturgeon Award, and the Locus Award for Best First Novel.
Follow Elizabeth Bear at: Website | Twitter
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Since reading the Goblin Emperor, I’ve been wanting to read more of Katherine/Sarah’s work, and this series is was caught my eye to maybe check out.
Sounds like an interesting read! But I need to read The Goblin Emperor first. Btw I nominated you for a Lovely Blog Award 🙂