Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books we are adding to our shelves, whether they be physical or digital. This includes books bought (my wife would say I buy too many), borrowed (a rare occurrence), and received for review (which I’m trying to reign in).
A pair of review copies this week, but since they were offered to me by my publicist contacts, they don’t count against my pledge to reign in the review requests. 🙂
Fairhaven Rising is the 22nd tale in the Saga of Recluce by L. E. Modesitt, Jr. and the first in a new arc featuring Taelya, a white mage undercaptain in the Road Guards of Fairhaven. Young and untried mage, she will find herself at the heart of a conspiracy to destroy her home and the people she loves, and she may not be powerful enough to stop it in time.
The Unbroken is a debut political fantasy by C. L. Clark featuring rebellion, espionage, and military might on the far outreaches of a crumbling desert empire. Touraine is a soldier, stolen as a child and raised to kill and die for the empire, and Luca needs a turncoat, someone desperate enough to tiptoe the bayonet’s edge between treason and orders while she focuses on getting her uncle off her throne.
New Acquisitions: Paperback Treasures
Just the one purchase this week, but it’s a big one – literally and physically!
Rhythm of War is, of course, the 4th volume of The Stormlight Archive by Brandon Sanderson, advancing the story by a full year with Dalinar and his Knights Radiant fighting a protracted, brutal war, one that new technological discoveries by Navani’s scholars hope to change, but the arms race that follows will challenge the very core of the Radiant ideals and potentially reveal the secrets of the ancient tower that was once the heart of their strength.
New Acquisitions: Digital Titles
A handful of digital downloads this week…
The Gate by D.L. Cross is the story of a disgraced archaeologist, ancient astronaut theories . . . and an alien armada targeting Earth!
Fate of a Stripper by Irv O. Neil is a book he calls “the best thing I’ve written,” a burlesque thriller that could use a little love, so I grabbed a copy with an eye towards boosting it a review soon.