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WW28: TRICKED

WW28 book offering: Tricked by Kevin Hearne

 

It was a rough, dry country, covered in red rocks and infrequent attempts by plant life to make a go of it.

 

I think one of the things that makes reading Kevin Hearne a pleasurable pastime is the descriptive way he tells a story…

 

About Tricked:

Druid Atticus O’Sullivan hasn’t stayed alive for more than two millennia without a fair bit of Celtic cunning. So when vengeful thunder gods come Norse by Southwest looking for payback, Atticus, with a little help from the Navajo trickster god Coyote, lets them think that they’ve chopped up his body in the Arizona desert.

But the mischievous Coyote is not above a little sleight of paw, and Atticus soon finds that he’s been duped into battling bloodthirsty desert shapeshifters called skinwalkers. Just when the Druid thinks he’s got a handle on all the duplicity, betrayal comes from an unlikely source. If Atticus survives this time, he vows he won’t be fooled again. Famous last words.

Source: Info in the About Tricked was taken from GoodReads at http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/12700306-tricked on 24/06/2012.

 

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25/06/2014 Posted by | Kevin Hearne, meme, WW28 | , , | Leave a comment

WW28: SEIZURE

WW28 book offering: Seizure by Kathy Reichs and Brendan Reichs

 

“Just hear me out!” I shouted.

“I don’t wanna!” Shelton whined. “You’ll start talking, and pretty soon we’ll all start nodding, and then the next thing you know, I’m hang gliding off the Eiffel Tower at midnight being chased by ninja vampires. No deal!”

 

By the way there are no vampires in this book. And that sentence is not anywhere near page 28 at all, but it’s my favourite, so it gets posted 🙂

 

About Seizure:

Ever since Tory Brennan and her friends rescued Cooper, a kidnapped wolf pup with a rare strain of canine parvovirus, they’ve turned from regular kids into a crime-solving pack. But now the very place that brought them together – the Loggerhead Island Research Institute – is out of funding and will have to shut down. That is, unless the Virals can figure out a way to save it.

So when Tory learns of an old Charleston legend about a famous she-pirate, Anne Bonney, whose fortune was never found, she can’t believe her luck – buried treasure is exactly what she needs to save the Institute on Loggerhead! Trouble is, she and her friends aren’t the only ones looking for it. And this time, the Virals’ special powers may not be enough to dig them out of trouble . . .

Source: Info in the About Seizure was taken from http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/8709640-seizure on 26/02/2013.

 

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18/06/2014 Posted by | Brendan Reichs, Kathy Reichs, meme, WW28 | , , , | Leave a comment

WW28: THE KNIFE OF NEVER LETTING GO

WW28 book offering: The Knife Of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness

 

I will be a man soon and men do not run in fear but I give Manchee a little push and we walk even a little faster than before, giving the Mayor’s House as wide a curve as possible till we’re past it and on the gravel path that leads on towards our house.

 

That sentence embodied the fear and troubles of a thirteen-year-old boy which is the crux of the matter in the story…

 

About The Knife Of Never Letting Go:

Prentisstown isn’t like other towns. Everyone can hear everyone else’s thoughts in an overwhelming, never-ending stream of Noise. Just a month away from the birthday that will make him a man, Todd and his dog, Manchee — whose thoughts Todd can hear too, whether he wants to or not — stumble upon an area of complete silence. They find that in a town where privacy is impossible, something terrible has been hidden — a secret so awful that Todd and Manchee must run for their lives.

But how do you escape when your pursuers can hear your every thought?

Source: Info in the About The Knife Of Never Letting Go was taken from GoodReads at http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2118745.The_Knife_of_Never_Letting_Go on 08/04/2013.

 

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11/06/2014 Posted by | meme, Patrick Ness, WW28 | , , | Leave a comment

WW28: LIFELESS

WW28 book offering: Lifeless by Mark Billingham

It was a forty-minute tube ride home from St. James’ Park.

Now, that sentence don’t tell us anything!! For those of you who have read this book, is this book really this boring?! Or did I just hit the motherlode of boring sentences??

About Lifeless:

In Lifeless, Mark Billingham’s Tom Thorne reaches something like the nadir of his police career, broken by the death–possibly the murder–of his demented father and shuffled off to a desk job of infinite tedium. When someone starts kicking the London homeless to death, he suggests going undercover, and those of his friends who care about him worry that he is looking for his own destruction as much as for the killer. Certainly Thorne finds compensations on the street for danger, cold, hunger and squalor–his friendship with two young addicts is nonetheless real for his deceit and their pragmatic ruthlessness. Yet the secret of the deaths he is investigating lies only partly in London’s dark alleys and corners; it lies as well fourteen years in the past on the road to Baghdad… This is probably Billingham’s best thriller yet–inventive and passionate and full of commitment and dark humour. In his vulnerability and shrewdness, Tom Thorne is gradually shaping up into a classic detective whose habit of breaking the rules is not so much a strength as part of a pattern of self-destructive behaviour. Billingham’s writing gets better with each book, too–the rough tenderness for each other of Spike and Caz, Thorne’s mildly deranged guides to the street, is delicate and moving. —Roz Kaveney

Source: Info in the About Lifeless was taken from GoodReads at http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/964990.Lifeless on 26/12/2012.

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04/06/2014 Posted by | Mark Billingham, meme, WW28 | , , | Leave a comment

WW28: TRAITOR QUEEN

WW28 book offering: The Traitor Queen by Trudi Canavan

She explained that the society she belonged to was formed before the Sachakan War, when a group of women were driven to unite by their ill treatment in Sachakan society. The war forced them into the mountains, where they became a new people, rejecting slavery and inequality between men and women.

The birth of a democratic country?…

About The Traitor Queen:

Discover the magic of Trudi Canavan with her brand new novel in the Traitor Spy trilogy…

Events are building to a climax in Sachaka as Lorkin returns from his exile with the Traitor rebels. The Traitor Queen has given Lorkin the huge task of brokering an alliance between his people and the Traitors. Lorkin has also had to become a feared black magician in order to harness the power of an entirely new kind of gemstone magic. This knowledge could transform the Guild of Magicians – or make Lorkin an outcast forever.

The Traitor Spy trilogy, which began with The Ambassador’s Mission and The Rogue, is the new series set in the world of the international bestselling Black Magician trilogy.

Source: Info in the About The Traitor Queen was taken from GoodReads at http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/12970162-the-traitor-queen on 07/01/2013.

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28/05/2014 Posted by | meme, Trudi Canavan, WW28 | , , | Leave a comment

WW28: THE ROGUE

WW28 book offering: The Rogue by Trudi Canavan

Unlike the Healers in the city, he was under no obligation to avoid “wasting” magic on treating the drug users.

Rather harsh medical practice for people who is suppose to be in the business of caring…

About The Rogue:

Discover the magic of Trudi Canavan with her brand new novel in the Traitor Spy Trilogy…

Living among the Sachakan rebels, Lorkin does his best to learn about their unique magic. But the Traitors are reluctant to trade their secrets for the Healing they so desperately want.

Meanwhile, Sonea searches for the rogue, knowing that Cery cannot avoid assassination forever — but the rogue’s influence over the city’s underworld, however, is far greater than she feared.

And in the University, two female novices are about to remind the Guild that sometimes their greatest enemy is found within…

Source: Info in the About The Rogue was taken from GoodReads at http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/12970162-the-traitor-queen on 07/01/2013.

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21/05/2014 Posted by | meme, Trudi Canavan, WW28 | , , | Leave a comment

WW28: FROM THE DEAD

WW28 book offering: From The Dead by Mark Billingham

He thought of about an eighten-year-old girl whose bones still lay waiting for an inquisitive dog amd about a man who had died screaming, handcuffed to the wheel of a car in the middle of nowhere.

Murders which are twistier than a cyclone…


About From The Dead:

It has been a decade since Alan Langford’s charred remains were discovered in his burnt-out car. His wife Donna was found guilty of conspiracy to murder her husband and served ten years in prison.

But just before she is released, Donna receives a nasty shock: an anonymous letter containing a photo of her husband. The man she hates with every fibre of her being – the man she paid to have murdered – seems very much alive and well.

How is it possible that her husband is still alive? Where is he? Who sent the photo, and why?

DI Tom Thorne becomes involved in a case where nothing and no one are what they seem. It will take him much further from his London beat than he has ever been before – and closer to a killer who will do anything to protect his new life.

Source: Info in the About From The Dead was taken from GoodReads at http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/7924829-from-the-dead on 04/12/2012.

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14/05/2014 Posted by | Mark Billingham, meme, WW28 | , , | Leave a comment

WW28: KING’S WRATH

WW28 book offering: King’s Wrath by Fiona McIntosh

 

Loethar sighed. “It’s complicated. In short, the death of my child and my belief that my wife murdered my mother conspired to make me want to get away from the castle. In order to do so I brought our mother’s ashes to my half-borther, whom I suspected was considering rising up against me. Now I know that those suspicions were right.

 

I think that is the bottomline of the story of this book…

 

About King’s Wrath:

The thrilling conclusion to the breathtaking saga of power, blood, birthright, and enchantment.

The barbarian King Loethar may have gained his throne through brutality and bloodshed, but he has ruled Penraven with unexpected wisdom. Now his innumerable past sins threaten his reign–as Valisars who escaped slaughter prepare to rise up. Loyalties shift and new alliances are formed as the truth of history begins to emerge.

King-in-exile Leonel hungers for revenge against the man he considers the usurper of his throne. Yet Leo is unaware of another who wields the enchantment he covets–the once-charming “halfwit” brother Piven, now a powerful youth whose exceptional cunning is matched only by his ruthless desire for the throne.

But the efforts of all three to hold or gain control of Penraven may well be in vain, for the true inheritor of the Valisar Legacy is being called home . . . to claim her crown.

Source: Info in the About King’s Wrath was taken from GoodReads at http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/7958364-king-s-wrath on 07/01/2013.

 

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07/05/2014 Posted by | Fiona McIntosh, meme, WW28 | , , | Leave a comment

WW28: SHADOWHEART

WW28 book offering: Shadowheart by Tad Williams
 

If your family needs you – if your country needs you – go. I of all peoaple will understand.

 

Pretty magnanimous of the speaker, you think?
 

About Shadowheart:

The long-awaited concluding novel in Tad Williams’s thrilling epic Shadowmarch series.

Southmarch Castle is about to be caught between two implacable enemies, the ancient, immortal Qar and the insane god-king, the Autarch of Xis. Meanwhile, its two young defenders, Princess Briony and Prince Barrick, are both trapped far away from home and fighting for their lives.

And now, something is awakening underneath Southmarch Castle, something powerful and terrible that the world has not seen for thousands of years. Can Barrick and Briony, along with a tiny handful of allies, ordinary and extraordinary, find a way to save their world and prevent the rise of a terrible new age-an age of unending darkness?

Source: Info in the About Shadowheart was taken from GoodReads at http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/7876746-shadowheart on 07/01/2013.
 

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30/04/2014 Posted by | meme, Tad Williams, WW28 | , , | Leave a comment

WW28: THE AMBASSADOR’S MISSION

WW28 book offering: The Ambassador’s Mission by Trudi Canavan

But it wouldn’t have mattered how much power we’d gathered.

The bad guys are winning??…

About The Ambassador’s Mission:

Sonea, a Black Magician of Kyralia, is horrified when her son, Lorkin, volunteers to assist the new Guild Ambassador to Sachaka. When word comes that Lorkin has gone missing, Sonea is desperate to find him, but if she leaves the city she will be exiled forever. And besides, an old friend is in need of her help.

Most of her friend’s family has been murdered – the latest in a long line of assassinations to plague the leading Thieves of the city. There has always been rivalry, but now the Thieves are waging a deadly underworld war, and it appears they have been doing so with magical assistance.

With over one million copies in print, Trudi Canavan has taken the fantasy world by storm. If you haven’t done so already, THE AMBASSADOR’S MISSION is the perfect opportunity to discover the magic of Trudi Canavan.

Source: Info in the About The Ambassador’s Mission was taken from GoodReads at http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/7165405-the-ambassador-s-mission on 06/01/2013.

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16/04/2014 Posted by | meme, Trudi Canavan, WW28 | , , | Leave a comment