Sunday, February 5, 2012

Books Received

A couple of very interesting books received this week including Boneyards by Kristine Kathryn Rusch (PYR SF)  and The Dread by Gail Z. Martin (Hachette Book Group).  Boneyards is part of Kristine's Diving Universe series of space opera. The Dread is the second book in Martin's Fallen King's Cycle. I am currently catching up and reading Book 1 - The Sworn.

When multiple Hugo Award winner Kristine Kathryn Rusch decided to put her stamp on classic space opera, readers wanted more. Now Rusch’s popular character Boss returns in a whole new adventure, one that takes her far outside her comfort zone, to a sector of space she’s never seen before.

Searching for ancient technology to help her friends find answers to the mystery of their own past, Boss ventures into a place filled with evidence of an ancient space battle, one the Dignity Vessels lost.

Meanwhile, the Enterran Empire keeps accidentally killing its scientists in a quest for ancient stealth tech. Boss’s most difficult friend, Squishy, has had enough. She sneaks into the Empire and destroys its primary stealth tech research base. But an old lover thwarts her escape, and now Squishy needs Boss’s help.

Boss, who is a fugitive in the Empire.  Boss, who knows how to make a Dignity Vessel work. Boss, who knows that Dignity Vessels house the very technology that the Empire is searching for.

Should Boss take a Dignity Vessel to rescue Squishy and risk losing everything to the Empire? Or should Boss continue on her mission for her other friends and let Squishy suffer her own fate?

Filled with battles old and new, scientific dilemmas, and questions about the ethics of friendship, Boneyards looks at the influence of our past on our present and the risks we all take when we meddle in other people’s lives.

Boneyards
is space opera the way it was meant to be: exciting, fast moving, and filled with passion.


War has come to the Winter Kingdoms. The Dread will rise. Kings will fall.

Summoner-King Tris Drayke takes what remains of his army north for a war he is ill-prepared to fight, as reports from spies confirm Tris's worst fear. A new threat rises across the sea: a dark summoner who intends to make the most of the Winter Kingdoms's weakness.


In Isencroft, Kiara's father is assassinated and she will now have no choice except to return and claim the crown. But she must leave behind her husband and their infant son to face the dark power that threatens her rule.

THE DREAD is the epic conclusion to the Fallen Kings Cycle. 


2 comments:

  1. These are ones I have not seen before, they look interesting! Have a great week!

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    1. Hi Ellie, Kristine's stories are always fast-paced and easy to read. She's a Hugo winner so you know you are getting the good stuff. Gail Martin includes shapeshifters and vampires in her epic fantasy. Great character-driven stories.

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