Coming Soon! October 2011

October 2011 releases that have caught my interest:

Kingdom of Gods
N.K. Jemisin
Fantasy
Oct. 27, 2011
Orbit
ISBN:9780316043946
544 pages

I haven’t finished Broken Kingdoms yet, but I’m excited to see that the third book in the Inheritance Trilogy is releasing this month!

The blurb, from the publisher:
The incredible conclusion to the Inheritance Trilogy, from one of fantasy’s most acclaimed stars.

For two thousand years the Arameri family has ruled the world by enslaving the very gods that created mortalkind. Now the gods are free, and the Arameri’s ruthless grip is slipping. Yet they are all that stands between peace and world-spanning, unending war.

Shahar, last scion of the family, must choose her loyalties. She yearns to trust Sieh, the godling she loves. Yet her duty as Arameri heir is to uphold the family’s interests, even if that means using and destroying everyone she cares for.

As long-suppressed rage and terrible new magics consume the world, the Maelstrom — which even gods fear — is summoned forth. Shahar and Sieh: mortal and god, lovers and enemies. Can they stand together against the chaos that threatens?

Eyes to See
Joseph Nassise
Urban fantasy
Oct. 11, 2011
Tor
ISBN: 978-0-7653-2718-5
320 pages

This is a little bit love for cover art, a little bit honest intrigue from the cover blurb. It looks interesting, no?

The blurb, from the publisher:
In an urban fantasy that charts daring new territory in the field, Jeremiah Hunt has been broken by a malevolent force that has taken his young daughter and everything else of value in his life: his marriage, his career, his reputation. Desperate to reclaim what he has lost, Hunt finally turns to the supernatural for justice.

Abandoning all hope for a normal life, he enters the world of ghosts and even more dangerous entities from beyond the grave. Sacrificing his normal sight so that he can see the souls of the dead and the powers that stalk his worst nightmares, Hunt embarks upon a strange new career—a pariah among the living; a scourge among the dead; doomed to walk between the light of day and the deepest darkness beyond night.

His love for his departed daughter sustains him when all is most hopeless, but Hunt is cursed by something more evil than he can possibly imagine. As he descends into the maelstrom of his terrifying quest, he discovers that even his deepest fears are but prelude to yet darker deeds by a powerful entity from beyond the grave…that will not let him go until it has used him for its own nefarious purposes.

Fox and Phoenix
Beth Bernobich
Fantasy
Oct. 13, 2011
Viking Children
ISBN: 978-0670012787
336 pages

Once again I find myself in interested in a book aimed at younger readers. Can you blame me, though? It looks like fun!

The blurb from the publisher:
The king of Long City is dying. For Kai Zu, the news means more than it does for most former street rats in the small mountain stronghold, because he and the king’s daughter are close friends. Then the majestic ruler of the ghost dragons orders Kai to travel across the country to the Phoenix Empire, where the princess is learning statecraft. In a court filled with intrigue, Kai and his best (female) friend Yan must work together to help the princess escape and return to Long City. A refreshing mixture of magic, wit, and action, Fox and Phoenix is an auspicious debut!

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Dork extraordinaire, that's me! An unhealthy knowledge of Star Trek, a love of books, a fondness for purring cats.
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4 Responses to Coming Soon! October 2011

  1. Kiara says:

    I’m already on the lookout for Fox & Phoenix! I thought it sounded great, too.

  2. Allison says:

    Oh, never apologize for reading children’s books! I have long since gotten over my awkwardness at being in the children’s and young adult section of my library so often–their books are just so darn good! I also have Fox and Phoenix on my to-read pile. I hope you write a review on it and let me know how you like it!

    • Jessica says:

      Kids books are so much fun. Since I started the blog last year, I’ve learned to embrace my fondness for YA and middle-grades books. I didn’t really give them much thought before…and now that my niece (and my friend’s daughter) are getting reading books at the middle grades (and higher) levels, I feel like I can start to share recommendations with them. 😀

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