As a part of the overall Dewey’s Books challenge, Debi’s mini-challenge invites everyone to write a book coveting post of their own during the month of May as a tribute to Dewey’s Sunday Book Coveting posts. I was at Stainless Steel Droppings and saw that Carl did one and thought.. well , duh.. I have nothing else to write about at the moment (to busy packing) so why not?
Below I’ve listed a few books that I really , really, REALLY want! I believe that’s called Coveting!
The Sorceress by Michael Scott (The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel) Release date: May 26
Hardcover: 512 pages
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers (May 26, 2009)
The third book in Michael Scott’s “Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel” series, The Sorceress, kicks the action up to a whole new level. Adding to the series’ menagerie of immortal humans (“humani”) and mythological beasts, the book picks up where The Magician left off: the immortal Nicholas Flamel (of The Alchemyst) and the twins, Sophie and Josh, have just arrived at St. Pancras international train station in London. Almost immediately, they’re confronted with a demonic bounty hunter that immortal magician John Dee has sent their way. At the same time, Dee’s occasional cohort, Niccolo Machiavelli, decides to focus his energy on Perenelle Flamel, the Alchemyst’s wife, who has been imprisoned at Alcatraz since the beginning of the series. In this book, Perenelle gets a chance to show off her sorcery and resourcefulness, fighting and forging alliances with ghosts, beasts, and the occasional Elder to try and find a way out of her predicament and back to Flamel. Scott is as playful as ever, introducing new immortals–famous figures from history who (surprise!) are still alive. He also adds to the roster of fantastical beasts, which already includes such intriguing foes as Bastet, the Egyptian cat goddess, and the Morrigan, or Crow Goddess. Raising the stakes with each installment, Scott deftly manages multiple story lines and keeps everything moving pretty quickly, making this third book a real page-turner. More than just another piece in the puzzle of the whole series, The Sorceress is an adventure in its own right, and will certainly leave series fans wanting more.
Septimus Heap: The Magykal Papers by Angie Sage
Hardcover: 176 pages
Publisher: HarperCollins (June 23, 2009)
Release date June 23
The Shadow Dragons (Chronicles of the Imaginarium Geographica) by James A Owen
Hardcover: 432 pages
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing (October 27, 2009)
The Caretakers and the legendary Don Quixote must save the Archipelago in the fourth book in James A Owen’s Chronicles of the Imaginarium Geographica
To be released in October. I really enjoyed these books. Although they are categorized as YA books the protagonists are not 13 yr old orphans, but adults.
Lastly a new book and new author for me:
The Adamantine Palace by Stephen Deas (this one is released but 4-6 wk delivery!… and I’ve been broke!)
Paperback: 384 pages
Publisher: Gollancz (March 19, 2009)
(4-6 wk delivery!)Product Description
The Adamantine Palace lies at the centre of an empire that grew out of ashes. Once dragons ruled the world and man was little more than prey. Then a way of subduing the dragons alchemicly was discovered and now the dragons are bred to be little more than mounts for knights and highly valued tokens in the diplomatic power-players that underpin the rule of the competing aristocratic houses. The Empire has grown fat. And now one man wants it for himself. A man prepared to poison the king just as he has poisoned his own father. A man prepared to murder his lover and bed her daughter. A man fit to be king? But known to him there are flames on the way. A single dragon has gone missing. And even one dragon on the loose, unsubdued, returned to its full intelligence, its full fury, could spell disaster for the Empire. But because of the actions of one unscrupulous mercenary the rivals for the throne could soon be facing hundreds of dragons …Stephen Deas has written a fast moving and action-fueled fantasy laced with irony, a razor sharp way with characters, dialogue to die for and dragons to die by.
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