Sunday, April 18, 2010

Die Post

One of the first things english-speakers notice when they go to a german-speaking country is that Germans (and Swiss and Austrians) really don't like their mail. In light of this, I thought it'd be funny to title this post "The Mail" in German.

It was a really great week this week, I received anywhere from 1 to 5 books each day. It was like Christmas...or I guess really more like Hanukkah. :)

For Review:

The Ninth Avatar by Todd Newton

When the slain march, prophecy will be fulfilled.

Thanks to the good folks at Trapdoor books. Todd is a regular at SFFWorld and I love the cover, so I pretty much had to give this a read. Thanks again.

Remove Formatting from selection The Mirrored Heavens [US] [UK] by David J. Williams

EdiFanoB from Edi's Book Lighthouse and I will be doing a combined review on this book some time in May, so be ready for that.

In the 22nd century, the first wonder of a brave new world is the Phoenix Space Elevator, designed to give mankind greater access to the frontier beyond Earth. Cooperatively built by the United States and the Eurasian Coalition, the Elevator is also a grand symbol of superpower alliance following a second cold war. And it’s just been destroyed.

The Burning Skies [US] [UK]

This is the sequel to The Mirrored Heavens, which I'll be reviewing on my own. :)

The third and final installment, The Machinery of Light will be out in May. Thanks again David!


Prophets [US] [UK] by S. Andrew Swann

I won Heretics (Apotheosis Book 2) a while back so I figured I'd better buy the first.

The Eyes of God [US] [UK] by John Marco

I've been a fan of John Marco sine I read his Tyrants and Kings series and I thought I'd better finally get to this series.

Bauchelain and Korbal Broach [US] [UK] by Steven Erikson

I'm a huge Erikson Fan, this is a collection of 3 novellas set in his Malazan Book of the Fallen world.


Horns [US] [UK] by Joe Hill

This has been getting rave reviews and although I'm not usually a horror fan, the reviews have converted me. Plus, I guess it doesn't hurt when you don't have to pay. :P

Avempartha [US] [UK] by Michael J. Sullivan

I loved The Crown Conspiracy (Book 1) and this is supposed to be even better. Thanks Jackie from Housewife Blues.

Black Hills [US] [UK] by Dan Simmons

This will be my first foray into Simmons' work and again I've heard nothing but good things. This comes from The Cajun Book Lady and Hachette.

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter [US] [UK] by Seth Grahame-Smith

I'm a few CD's in and to be honest I'm not that impressed. It reminds me a lot of The Historian and I was not a fan.


  1. I'm German and I like mails :) But it is true what you said.
    At first I was really confused about your post title. I tried to find out what you mean because I didn't realized it was in German. I thought it was in English and tried to translate.
    Die = sterben, zu Tode kommen, ableben
    Post = Amt, Arbeitsplatz
    Die Post = Sterbender Arbeitsplatz ????
    Die Post = The Mail :))

    Great that you got so many books. I thought you will review Mirrored Heaven and we review Burning Skies together :) let's clarify via mail.

    BLACK HILLS is on my shelf. I'm not sure whether I will review it or not because I read the ultimate Black Hills review. Go and read Black Hills review over at Kamvision. I don't need to praise this review more because it tells its own tale.....

  2. Hahahahaha. "Sterbender Arbeitsplatz" - I would not want to work there.

    Yeah, we'll get together on the review front. I'm fine either way, but I probably misunderstood.

    I'm really excited for Black Hills because of Jason's review at Kamvision.

  3. I read that John Marco series years ago. Had never heard of him, just picked it up at the local bookstore because of the cover/blurb.

    I was really impressed, and burned through the series in no time. I really enjoyed it; I'm curious how it sets with you.

  4. @Bill - That's good to hear, I'm excited to get to it, although it might be a while. I had a friend lend me The Jackal of Nar and I loved it, but I hear this series is much more epic.

  5. Looks like some great books here! I read Bauchelain and Korbal Broach. This was my first read by Erikson and really started to see how large his world was. I really want to get into the Malazan reads now. These short stories were okay for me. I liked one better than the other, but I really got a glimpse of what his world is like and really curious to read about it now.

    I hope you enjoy Avempartha. The books just keep getting better and better. :)

    The Eyes of Gods looks good to me. I look forward to the review.

    Hope you enjoy the reads.

  6. Wow, what a great week for you! I hope you enjoy all your books and I look forward to reading your reviews of them.

  7. @Melissa - Malazan takes lots of work, but I think it's all worth it, especially for the endings. I've promised myself I have to finish what I'm currently reading before I'm allowed to start Avempartha. It's really hard though. :)

    @Simcha - Thanks Simcha, I'm just glad summer's coming up so I'll actually have time.


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