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More Books #4

>>Monday, August 16, 2010

I recently bought some new books off Amazon (yay for super saver shipping!) and they arrived only after 2 days. Yay!

Palimpsest by Catherynne M. Valente
Urban Fantasy
I've picked this up for the monthly book club over at Calico Reaction. Here's the summary from Goodreads: Between life and death, dreaming and waking, at the train stop beyond the end of the world is the city of Palimpsest. To get there is a miracle, a mystery, a gift, and a curse—a voyage permitted only to those who’ve always believed there’s another world than the one that meets the eye. Those fated to make the passage are marked forever by a map of that wondrous city tattooed on their flesh after a single orgasmic night. To this kingdom of ghost trains, lion-priests, living kanji, and cream-filled canals come four travelers: Oleg, a New York locksmith; the beekeeper November; Ludovico, a binder of rare books; and a young Japanese woman named Sei. They’ve each lost something important—a wife, a lover, a sister, a direction in life—and what they will find in Palimpsest is more than they could ever imagine.

The Orphan's Tales: In the Night Garden by Catherynne M. Valente
Folklore/Fantasy Anthology
Another one by Valente. This is an optional book for the book club but I thought I'd try it since it seems very interesting and unique set of fairy tales. It's gotten a lot of good reviews also!

The Crown Conspiracy by Michael J. Sullivan
I've been wanting this book for a long time but could only get it through Amazon, so when I was purchasing the previous two I figured, what the heck? This is the first book of six in the Riyria Revelations. Here's the synopsis from Goodreads: Royce Melborn, a skilled thief, and his mercenary partner, Hadrian Blackwater make a profitable living carrying out dangerous assignments for conspiring nobles until they become the unwitting scapegoats to the murder of the king. Sentenced to death, they have only one way out…and so begins this epic tale of treachery and adventure, sword fighting and magic, myth and legend.

Avempartha by Michael J. Sullivan
The second book of the Riyria Revelations. I couldn't resist!

1 comment:

  1. Great BOOks!!!! I loved reading Michael Sullivan's series. I hope you enjoy it as much as I have. Each book just keeps getting better.

    I have heard Palimpsest is to be good too. And the anthology is a new one for me. All sound great!

    Enjoy! And I will be looking forward to your reviews. :)



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