Monday, December 14, 2009

Monday: Mailbox/Whereabouts

Monday Mailbox is hosted by Marcia.

I received the following books in my mailbox:

1) The Gathering Storm by Robert Jordan & Brandon Sanderson from the publicist.

Tarmon Gai’don, the Last Battle, looms. And mankind is not ready.

The final volume of the Wheel of Time, A Memory of Light, was partially written by Robert Jordan before his untimely passing in 2007. Brandon Sanderson, New York Times bestselling author of the Mistborn books, was chosen by Jordan’s editor---his wife, Harriet McDougal---to complete the final book. The scope and size of the volume was such that it could not be contained in a single book, and so Tor proudly presents The Gathering Storm as the first of three novels that will make up A Memory of Light. This short sequence will complete the struggle against the Shadow, bringing to a close a journey begun almost twenty years ago and marking the conclusion of the Wheel of Time, the preeminent fantasy epic of our era.

2) For the Love of St. Nick by Garasamo Maccagnone from the author
Two boys who have lost their mother tragically, worry they'll never see their father,a Naval Commander, after he embarks on a secret mission with the United States military. After the boys are advised by their nanny to seek the help of St. Nick, the boys are shocked by an early Christmas visit.

3) Heart's Blood by Juliet Marillier from the author
A haunted forest. A cursed castle. A girl running from her past and a man who’s more than he seems to be. A tale of love, betrayal and redemption…

Whistling Tor is a place of secrets, a mysterious wooded hill housing the crumbling fortress of a chieftain whose name is spoken throughout the district in tones of revulsion and bitterness. A curse lies over Anluan’s family and his people; the woods hold a perilous force whose every whisper threatens doom.

And yet the derelict fortress is a safe haven for Caitrin, the troubled young scribe who is fleeing her own demons. Despite Anluan’s tempers and the mysterious secrets housed in the dark corridors, this long-feared place provides the refuge she so desperately needs.

As time passes, Caitrin learns there is more to the broken young man and his unusual household than she realised. It may be only through her love and determination that the curse can be lifted and Anluan and his people set free...

4) Tirissa and the Necklace of Nulidor by Willow Chase from the author

One day twelve-year-old Tirissa discovers that everyone in her village is under a spell. Everyone but her! Then she sees a mysterious stranger change into a huge bird, a bird with a beak like a sword. Did he cast the spell? Desperate to find someone who can break it, she flees, leaving her village behind. An old herbwoman tells her to seek help from a wizard who lives far away, and her journey takes her across the Three Kingdoms. Along the way she’s joined by a kindly troll and a short, fat palace guard. They are pursued by the twin princes of Kellayne, the best hunters in the Blue River Kingdom, as well as by the huge, dangerous bird. Meanwhile, an evil wizard watches Tirissa and her friends in his magic mirror and plans a second spell that will kill everyone in the Three Kingdoms.


I finished:

Absolutely nothing!

I am in the midst of reading:

Too many books!

I plan to read:

Anything that holds my interest

I posted reviews of:

Midwife of the Blue Ridge by Christine Blevins
The Road by Cormac McCarthy
The Scottish Thistle by Cindy Vallar
The Curse of the Holy Pail by Sue Ann Jaffarian


Anonymous said...

The Road by Cormac McCarthy was such a well written book, but so darn depressing!

serendipity_viv said...

Some fantastic books in your mailbox. I like the sound of Heart's Blood.

Kristen said...

Some intriguing looking books in your mailbox this past week. And your What I'm Reading on Mondays bit cracked me up. Here's hoping you get to some of your many books this week. ;-)

DCMetroreader said...

You had a full mailbox this week -- congrats & Happy Reading!

Missy B. said...

For The Love of St. Nick looks awesome and I love the cover!

Happy Monday!

Alayne said...

Nice bunch of books. Happy reading! Here's mine!

Serena said...

Happy reading. I haven't seen any of these!

bermudaonion said...

I've heard lots of great things about The Gathering Storm - I hope you enjoy it!

ibeeeg said...

I really like your plan for reading!!! That is how I am feeling.

Hope you have a great reading week!

Unknown said...

For the Love of St. Nick sounds like a great read for this time of year.

Anonymous said...

Looks like some good books.

Anna said...

What a great assortment of books. Happy reading!

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