And the stacks grow ever bigger. Lots of fine review copies and a few buys showed up this week.
The World House by Guy Adams - I've already talked about this one a bunch. Let's just say I really want to read it soon, which is why I bought it as soon as it was out.
The Age of Odin by James Lovegrove - Even though I haven't read Lovegrove's other Pantheon books I can't pass up anything to do with Norse mythology and this go around it is paired with Military Sci-Fi.
City of Hope & Despair by Ian Whates - The sequel to one of my favorite Cross Genre books last year, The City of Dreams & Nightmare. This is a review copy which sports another gorgeous cover by Greg Bridges.
The Desert of Souls by Howard Andrew Jones - This is Jones's debut, which is supposed to be an Arabian Nights meets Sword & Sorcery. Jones is the Editor of Black Gate Magazine, which is well worth checking out for you Swords & Sorcery fans.
The Unremembered by Peter Orullian - This is probably my most anticipated debut for the year thus far. I'm already 50 pages deep as I couldn't resist seeing that unbelievable cover by Kekai Kotak. Even in the ARC copy state the cover is can't miss.
The Sea Thy Mistress by Elizabeth Bear - This is the last book in Edda of Burdens trilogy sent to me for review. It is supposed to be another Norse infused Fantasy tale. I probably won't get to this for awhile, but does anyone know if jumping to the third book would work?
Blackout by Rob Thurman - The latest book in the Cal Leandros appeared to be out as the publisher sent this and the next title for review. I'm a little behind on the series having stopped at Deathwish since I felt the series wasn't moving quickly enough for me. The back cover blurb does make it seem like Cal has changed, which might get me back in.
Dead Waters by Anton Strout - The 4th book in a light Urban Fantasy series. I read the first Dead to Me last year and it was a fine read, but nothing spectacular. It is kind of like a Ghostbusters/bureaucratic/police procedural mash-up with a bit more weirdos.
The Alchemist by Paolo Bacigalupi & The Executioness by Tobias Buckell - I've finally got my mitts on these shared world novellas after ordering them months ago. I'll be dipping in them between my next read. I'm told I should start with Buckell's first.
The Boy At the End of the World by Greg Van Eekhout - Greg's latest middle reader following the very fun Kid vs. Squid last year. I'm hoping to get one of my friends kids to do a review, but I'm sure I'll have something to say about it as well.
Revolution World by Katy Stauber - The next 3 are review copies from Night Shade 2 of which are debuting authors. Night Shade is having a growth spurt at the moment and nearly all of their upcoming releases have caught my eye. This one is a biopunk tale in a near future with fire-breathing cows and a Texas trying to separate itself from America.
The Cloud Roads by Martha Wells - Wells might be know to some of you as the Nebula nominated author of The Death of the Necromancer. And this start to a new series has been getting rave reviews so far including a starred review from Publisher's Weekly and this one here.
The Winds of Khalakovo by Bradley P. Beaulieu - This is one that really should have been in my Looking Forward list, but it wasn't until I saw the cover that I was sure. This has been pitched as A Song of Ice and Fire meets A Wizard of Earthsea. That is a lot to live up to and I aim to find out how it does. For map fans out there Bradly just posted the maps of this world.
Now it is back to The Unremembered I go.
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