Another 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 promise of a new year and the continuation of the regular grind, deep down, I’m not, so I’m going to escape dreary reality by reading some great books.
Now, I’ve gotten way behind on my reading during the month of July. Vacation. Activities with the family. And more than a few visits to the movie theater have sucked away the hours I’d usually devote to reading. And so the first book on this list is a return visitor; a book I started about a month ago and set to the side when something came up. As for the second novel, it is one I’ve been waiting to get my hands on for while, can’t wait to see how the story progresses from the end of book one.
Genre: Fantasy — Grimdark
Series: Heart of the World #2
Publisher: Tor Books (July 1, 2011)
Author Information: Website
Length: 416 pages
Still grieving the death of her son, the Holy Matriarch of Mann has ordered her troops to embark on a mission to the Mercian Free Ports. Riding at the head of her army she plans to finally conquer the city of Bar-Khos, whose walls have kept them at bay for ten long years.
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Series: The Bow of Hart #2
Publisher: Self Published (March 29, 2017)
Length: 350 pages approximately
Haunted by his past. Hunted in the present. Buffeted like an arrow in the wind.
The hunt for the Bow of Hart continues as Athson and his companions have escaped the clutches of Magdronu and Corgren but they are still pursued. In need of answers to deep mysteries revealed while in Chokkra, Athson must gain possession of the mythic bow to face both his enemies and his tragic past. But Magdronu’s reach stretches among Athson’s companions, endangering Limbreth and even Hastra in schemes to entrap them all. With each turn of the search for the Bow of Hart long hidden secrets surface that threaten to destroy Athson. Will he falter as An Arrow Against the Wind?