FUNDAY MONDAY, OR THE BOOKS THAT WILL HELP ME SURVIVE THE WEEK AHEAD (APRIL 30, 2018)

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Another week begins.  I quickly slip into my business suit and head back into the office to save a few innocent people. While I try to fool myself into being excited about the promise of a new week and the continuation of the regular grind, deep down, I’m not, so I’m going to escape dreary reality by finishing up a book I began last week and picking up an older series I’ve never delved into very deeply!

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fall of angelsFall of Angels by L. E. Modesitt, Jr.

Genre: Fantasy

Series: The Saga of Recluce #6

Publisher: Tor (July 15, 1997)

Author Information: Website

Length: 592 pages

In Fall of Angels, Modesitt moves deep into Recluce’s past to chronicle the founding of the Empire of the Legend, the almost mythological domain ruled by women warriors on the highland plateau of the continent of Candar. He tells the story from the point of view of Nylan, the engineer and builder whose job it is to raise a great tower on the plateau known as the Roof of the World. Here the exiled women warriors will live and survive to fulfill their destiny. Here a revolutionary new society will be born…if Nylan can get the tower built and defenses in place before the rulers of the lowland nations come with their armies to obliterate them all. And if Nylan can learn to control the magical powers that are growing within him. Thus Modesitt relates the story of how magic comes into the world of Recluce, in a fantasy novel destined to please the growing Recluce audience and win new readers to the series.

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the wolfThe Wolf by Leo Carew

Genre: Fantasy

Series: Under the Northern Sky #1

Publisher: Orbit (April 3, 2018)

Author Information: Website | Twitter

Length: 512 pages

Violence and death come to the land under the Northern Sky when two fierce races break their age-old fragile peace and start an all-out war in this thrilling and savagely visceral epic fantasy.
Ready or not, Roper has been thrust into a position of leadership that he’s woefully ill prepared for. Now, a massive army approaches from the south, old allies turn against him, and new rivals seek to undermine his rule. Facing attack from within and without, Roper must forge reckless alliances, no matter the cost, to save his kingdom.
Bellamus is a brash but capable southern general, a commoner with the rare honor of having the discreet support of the Queen. Rising quickly from the minor ranks he was born into, Bellamus leads the march on the North. Victory means glory, power, and the favor of the king, but defeat promises much worse than disgrace.
A tale of war, rivalry, and honor, The Wolf creates a world that is both familiar and uncanny – one where the fiercest enemies are always closer than they seem.

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4 Responses to FUNDAY MONDAY, OR THE BOOKS THAT WILL HELP ME SURVIVE THE WEEK AHEAD (APRIL 30, 2018)

  1. H.P. says:

    Those Sweet covers on the Recluce books always make me think of his Wheel of Time covers. And make me want to read the books, which was always Sweet’s special magic, whatever his technical failings.

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  2. Rebecca says:

    Looking forward to seeing what you think of The Wolf!

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  3. Really interested to hear your thoughts on The Wolf as well!

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