STACKING THE SHELVES, VOL. 36

sTACKING THE sHELVES

Stacking the Shelves over at Tynga’s Reviews is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, whether it be physically or virtually. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks!

First, I’ll start with a few books I received for review from publishers.  As always, I’d like to thank these wonderful publicists (You know who you are!) for allowing me the opportunity to review these amazing novels.

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fortress-at-the-end-of-timeThe Fortress at the End of Time by Joe M. McDermott

Genre: Science Fiction

Series: Stand Alone

Publisher: Tor.com (January 17, 2017)

Length: 305 pages

In The Fortress at the End of Time, humanity has expanded across the galaxy by use of ansible and clone technology, but an enemy stands in their way—an enemy alien in concept as much as physiology. Ronaldo Aldo is a clone stationed in the back-end of nowhere—a watch station with a glorious military past, but no future. He’s desperate to prove himself worthy of ascension—of having his consciousness broadcast to a newer clone, far away from his current post at the Citadel.

Purchase the book at Amazon.


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winter-tideWinter Tide by Ruthanna Emrys 

Genre: Science Fiction – Horror – Fantastical Elements

Series: The Innsmouth Legacy #1

Publisher: Tor.com (April 4, 2017)

Authors Information: Website | Twitter 

Length: 305 pages

After attacking Devil’s Reef in 1928, the U.S. Government rounded up the people of Innsmouth and took them to the desert, far from their ocean, their Deep One ancestors, and their sleeping god Cthulhu. Only Aphra and Caleb Marsh survived the camps, and they emerged without a past or a future.

The government that stole Aphra’s life now needs her help. FBI agent Ron Spector believes that Communist spies have stolen dangerous magical secrets from Miskatonic University, secrets that could turn the Cold War hot in an instant, and hasten the end of the human race.

Aphra must return to the ruins of her home, gather scraps of her stolen history, and assemble a new family to face the darkness of human nature.

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These next books are ones I picked up this week while shopping online.  They are novels I was not fortunate enough to gain review copies for (though I did beg horribly for them), and so I saved my pennies until I could buy some nice hardcovers for my library, because these are authors whose books I never miss.

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the wheel of osheimThe Wheel of Osheim by Mark Lawrence

Genre: Fantasy — Grimdark

Series: The Red Queen’s War #3

Publisher:  Ace (June 7, 2016)

Author Information: Website | Twitter 

Length:  432 pages

Mark Lawrence’s “epic fantasy” (The Washington Post) continues as a reluctant prince returns from the bowels of Hell to engage in his greatest battle yet—among the living and the dead.

All the horrors of Hell stand between Snorri Ver Snagason and the rescue of his family, if indeed the dead can be rescued. For Jalan Kendeth, getting back out alive and with Loki’s key is all that matters. Loki’s creation can open any lock, any door, and it may also be the key to Jalan’s fortune back in the living world.

Jalan plans to return to the three w’s that have been the core of his idle and debauched life: wine, women, and wagering. Fate however has other plans, larger plans. The Wheel of Osheim is turning ever faster, and it will crack the world unless it’s stopped. When the end of all things looms, and there’s nowhere to run, even the worst coward must find new answers. Jalan and Snorri face many dangers, from the corpse hordes of the Dead King to the many mirrors of the Lady Blue, but in the end, fast or slow, the Wheel of Osheim always pulls you back. In the end it’s win or die.

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the-last-mortal-bondThe Last Mortal Bond by Brian Staveley.

Genre: Epic Fantasy

Series: Chronicles of the Unhewn Throne #3

Publisher: Tor Books (March 15, 2016)

Author Information: Website | Twitter

Length: 653 pages

The trilogy that began with The Emperor’s Blades and continued in The Providence of Fire reaches its epic conclusion, as war engulfs the Annurian Empire.

The ancient csestriim are back to finish their purge of humanity; armies march against the capital; leaches, solitary beings who draw power from the natural world to fuel their extraordinary abilities, maneuver on all sides to affect the outcome of the war; and capricious gods walk the earth in human guise with agendas of their own.

But the three imperial siblings at the heart of it all–Valyn, Adare, and Kaden–come to understand that even if they survive the holocaust unleashed on their world, there may be no reconciling their conflicting visions of the future.

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the-autumn-republicThe Autumn Republic by Brian McClellan

Genre: Fantasy — Flintlock

Series: Powder Mage #3

Publisher:  Orbit (February 10, 2014)

Author Information: Website | Twitter 

Length:  580 pages

The capital has fallen…
Field Marshal Tamas returns to his beloved country to find that for the first time in history, the capital city of Adro lies in the hands of a foreign invader. His son is missing, his allies are indistinguishable from his foes, and reinforcements are several weeks away.

An army divided…
With the Kez still bearing down upon them and without clear leadership, the Adran army has turned against itself. Inspector Adamat is drawn into the very heart of this new mutiny with promises of finding his kidnapped son.

All hope rests with one…
And Taniel Two-shot, hunted by men he once thought his friends, must safeguard the only chance Adro has of getting through this war without being destroyed…

THE AUTUMN REPUBLIC is the epic conclusion that began withPromise of Blood and The Crimson Campaign.

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7 Responses to STACKING THE SHELVES, VOL. 36

  1. The Fortress at the End of Time sounds very intriguing! I’m adding it to my “next” list – thanks for sharing! 🙂

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  2. Tammy says:

    I also have those two Tor.com books, they both look pretty good. I was surprised to see full length novels from Tor.com, but maybe I just haven’t been paying attention?? Enjoy!

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  3. OMG, The Wheel of Osheim! You’re in for a treat!

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  4. Oh, The Last Mortal Bond and The Autumn Repulic? Happy Reading!

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