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.
This week I will be attempting to find time for two great novels. Wish me luck!
City of Blades by Robert Jackson Bennett.
Series: The Divine Cities #2
Publisher: Broadway Books (January 26, 2016)
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Length: 464 pages
The city of Voortyashtan was once the domain of the goddess of death, war, and destruction, but now it’s little more than a ruin. General Turyin Mulaghesh is called out of retirement and sent to this hellish place to try to find a Saypuri secret agent who’s gone missing in the middle of a mission, but the city of war offers countless threats: not only have the ghosts of her own past battles followed her here, but she soon finds herself wondering what happened to all the souls that were trapped in the afterlife when the Divinities vanished. Do the dead sleep soundly in the land of death? Or do they have plans of their own?
Praise for the novel.
“Astonishingly good… a deep, powerful novel that’s worth reading and rereading.”—Publishers Weekly (starred)
“Building beautifully upon the richly detailed world introduced in the first book of the series, Bennett serves a stew of fantasy and adventure with a healthy dose of humor and a ladle full of violence.”–Library Journal(starred)
“Richly detailed and expertly plotted. A grand entertainment.”—Kirkus
“Like the very best speculative fiction, City of Blades immerses readers in a made-up world, only to force us to take a harder look at the real one.”–Booklist
Purchase the book at Amazon.
Series: The Ageless Duel #1
Publisher: Self Published (September 9, 2015)
Length: 332 pages
In the end of the Age, a champion has arisen. Blood has been spilt and nations torn asunder at the hands of The Warrior Who Knows No Defeat. So too, in the end of the Age, a venemous contender ascends; a foe of death and darkness, of hatred and hunger. Of Ageless Evil. For the end of the Age reveals secrets and forges destinies; interlocking hearts and minds, spinning Eternal tapestries in the stars. The end marks the path of conflict in steel and stone. The Duel begins.
Oh wow, both covers look fantastic…
Never underestimate cool covers I always say. 🙂
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True that! 🙂
Hope you’ll love City of Blades as much as I did!
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