Sunday, March 07, 2010

Book(s) in the Mail (W/E 03/06/2010)

Only one book this past week, which usually means tye following week will be big…:

Shadow Prowler (The Chronicles of Siala #1) by Alexey Pehov (Hardcover 2/23/2010 Tor) – Something about this book reminds me a bit of Scott Lynch with a few other ingredients thrown in. The author is very successful in his homeland of Russian having received multiple awards for his novels.

An army is gathering; thousands of giants, ogres, and other creatures are joining forces from all across the Desolate Lands, united, for the first time in history, under one, black banner. By the spring, or perhaps sooner, the Nameless One and his forces will be at the walls of the great city of Avendoom.

Unless Shadow Harold, master thief, can find some way to stop them.

Epic fantasy at its best, Shadow Prowler is the first in a trilogy that follows Shadow Harold, the legendary thief of Siala, on his quest for a magic Horn that will restore peace to the Kingdom of Siala. Harold will be accompanied on his quest by an elfin princess, Miralissa, her elfin escort and ten Wild Hearts, the most experienced and dangerous fighters in their world...and by the king's court jester (who may be more than he seems...or less.)

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