Sunday, February 28, 2010

[On My Wishlist] 2/28/10

I'm jumping in with Book Chick City again, here are the books I'm dying to read. You ever get to the point after hearing certain books mentioned over and over again and you just have to have them. Get outta my way, these are the ones. :)

Tome of the Undergates [UK only] by Sam Sykes

From Total Sci-Fi: As the leader of a pack of mis-matched adventurers, Lenk has a lot on his plate. Trying to control a human-hating Shict, a bloodthirsty Dragonman and a wizard with unpredictable abilities is bad enough, but when his crew are hired to retrieve a precious tome from the hands of indestructible demons whose ferocious power they’ve witnessed firsthand, his job goes from challenging to nigh-on-impossible...

Sometimes I'll read a book, just because the author is off-the-wall hilarious. This happened with Joe Abercrombie and now I'm dying to read Sam Sykes' debut and I don't think he'll let me down.

Off Armageddon Reef [US] [UK] by David Weber

From Goodreads: Humanity pushed its way to the stars - and encountered the Gbaba, a ruthless alien race that nearly wiped us out. Earth and her colonies are now smoldering ruins, and the few survivors have fled to distant, Earth-like Safehold, to try to rebuild. But the Gbaba can detect the emissions of an industrial civilization, so the human rulers of Safehold have taken extraordinary measures: with mind control and hidden high technology, they've built a religion in which every Safeholdian believes, a religion designed to keep Safehold society medieval forever.

This series is a mix of science fiction and fantasy and seems right down my alley. The titles in the series are enough to get me interested: By Schism Rent Asunder and By Heresies Distressed are the next two.

Nights of Villjamur [US] [UK] by Mark Charan Newton

From Goodreads: Political intrigue and dark violence converge in a superb new action series of enthralling fantasy. An ice age strikes a chain of islands, and thousands come to seek sanctuary at the gates of Villjamur: a city of ancient spires and bridges, a place where banshees wail the deceased, cultists use forgotten technology for their own gain and where, further out, the dead have been seen walking across the tundra.

Sadly this doesn't come out in the US until June 1, so I have some time to wait. This has gotten great reviews (like here) and Newton is a really approachable author who's been participating all over the blogosphere, which is really nice to see.

1 comment:

  1. I must admit Tome of the Undergates does look good, but not sure it's the book for me yet. Will wait until I have seen a few more reviews.


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