Sunday, July 18, 2010
Books in the Mail
Just like the big book bloggers do, here's a 'books received' post. I had to throw in a contributor's copy I received this week to make it more than one book, but it's the thought that counts.
Received July 2010:
The King's Bastard by Rowena Cory Daniells (Solaris)
From the back cover:
Only seven minutes younger than Rolencia's heir, Byren has never hungered for the throne. He laughs when a seer predicts that he will kill his twin. But the royal heir resents Byren's growing popularity. Across the land the untamed magic of the gods wells up out of the earth's heart. It sends exotic creatures to stalk the wintry nights and it twists men's minds, granting them terrible visions. Those so touched are sent to the Abbey to control their gift, or die. At King Rolen's court enemies plot to take his throne, even as secrets within his own household threaten to tear his family apart.
Political intrigue and magic combine in this explosive first book in an exciting new fantasy trilogy.
Time in a Bottle, Volume I, edited by Paul Wittine (Altered Dimensions)
An anthology of stories with a theme of time. Contributors include Jim C. Hines, whose story is about Jig the Goblin as a baby, Lyn McConchie, Jordan Lapp, and, well, K.C. Shaw, who is writing this post.
Books received at Skunk Cat are distributed to the reviewer most likely to read, enjoy, and review the book in question. We can't promise to review every book received, although we try.