Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Some Books in the Mail

Received a couple series finishers in the mail as well as an ARC from Alex J. Cavanaugh. Will be reading all of these soon. :)

The Machinery of Light by David J. Williams [US] [UK]

Goodreads: "With The Machinery of Light, David J. Williams completes his furiously paced, stunningly imagined trilogy—a work of vision, beauty, and pulse-pounding futuristic action."

Very excited for this one. Absolutely loved the first two. (Book 1, Book 2)

CassaStar by Alex J. Cavanaugh [Available October 19, 2010]

Dancing Lemur Press:

To pilot the fleet’s finest ship…

Few options remain for Byron. A talented but stubborn young man with a troubled past and rebellious attitude, his cockpit skills are his only hope. Slated to train as a Cosbolt fighter pilot, Byron is determined to prove his worth and begin a new life as he sets off for the moon base of Guaard.

Much to Byron’s chagrin the toughest instructor in the fleet takes notice of the young pilot. Haunted by a past tragedy, Bassa eventually sees through Byron's tough exterior and insolence. When a secret talent is revealed during training, Bassa feels compelled to help Byron achieve his full potential.

As war brews on the edge of space, time is running short. Byron requires a navigator of exceptional quality to survive, and Bassa must make a decision that could well decide the fate of both men. Will their skills be enough as they embark on a mission that may stretch their abilities to the limit?

The Price of Spring by Daniel Abraham [US] [UK]

Goodreads: Fifteen years have passed since the devastating war between the Galt Empire and the cities of the Khaiem in which the Khaiem’s poets and their magical power known as “andat” were destroyed, leaving the women of the Khaiem and the men of Galt infertile.

The emperor of the Khaiem tries to form a marriage alliance between his son and the daughter of a Galtic lord, hoping the Khaiem men and Galtic women will produce a new generation to help create a peaceful future.

But Maati, a poet who has been in hiding for years, driven by guilt over his part in the disastrous end of the war, defies tradition and begins training female poets. With Eiah, the emperor’s daughter, helping him, he intends to create andat, to restore the world as it was before the war.

Vanjit, a woman haunted by her family’s death in the war, creates a new andat. But hope turns to ashes as her creation unleashes a power that cripples all she touches.

As the prospect of peace dims under the lash of Vanjit’s creation, Maati and Eiah try to end her reign of terror. But time is running out for both the Galts and the Khaiem.


  1. Awesome!
    I have copies of all these books too :-)

    I will be part of Alex J. Cavanaugh's blog tour in October. What about you?

    I read and liked A Shadow in Summer a lot. I also own copies of the other three books of the series. To review a whole series together would be an interesting challenge.

    So far I did not read The Machinery of Light. But it is on my list of books to be read until the end of 2010.

  2. @Alex - And looks great. :)

    @Edi - I didn't even know about the blog tour, shows how out of it I've been lately. :D

    I think that'd be fun to review a whole series together. We should look for a good one. I'm in.

    I'm really excited for Machinery of Light. It will definitely read by the end of August.

  3. That series by Danial Abraham, I have been thinking of getting it. It sounds like a great read. Now I have to get caught up here some with the books I have to get to this one... I am going to have to work on that. :) Great books here!

  4. It's really good. Epic and tragic at times, it's a great series so far.


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