Lootz: Mogsy’s Book Haul
Welcome to this biweekly feature where I showcase all the books I bought/won/received for review in the past fortnight. First, the physical pile:
The Seventh Sigil – Third book to the Dragon Brigade trilogy which showed up unexpectedly from Tor, and was waiting for me when I returned from my trip out of town a couple weeks ago. Unfortunately I haven’t read the first two books, but there’s a good chance I may go back to read them. My thanks to the publisher.
Poison Fruit – I’m so excited to read this; I’m a big fan of Jacqueline Carey and her urban fantasy series Agent of Hel has been a lot of fun so far. I hear this is the third and final book, and I’m looking forward to see how it ends.
Stories of the Raksura – I was pretty psyched when Night Shade Books sent this one along. I’ve wanted to read Martha Wells’ Books of the Raksura books for a long time! Not sure if jumping right into this novella collection is going to be a good idea because I’m afraid I might get lost, but I’m going to give it a shot anyway.
Elisha Barber – A purchase from the wonderful Book Outlet. I had a coupon for them from a while back, and decided to get a whole bunch of books for my daughter with it (because children’s books can be so expensive elsewhere!) and I just couldn’t help tossing in something for myself.
Unholy War – This was another precious gem that was waiting for me when I got home from my road trip. I just finished the second book of the Moontide Quartet (be sure to keep an eye out for my review of Scarlet Tides next week!) and so I was thrilled to see that Jo Fletcher Books had sent me book three. I’m definitely not going to wait as long to read this one!
And speaking of The Moontide Quartet, book two Scarlet Tides was also just released in the US with a similar looking cover than the UK, except in beautiful hardback. And I do mean beautiful. I was sent this edition courtesy of Quercus USA and Wunderkind PR, and I just wanted to show it side by side with my US HC of the first book Mage’s Blood to marvel at that amazing detail and embossment.
The Messenger – Last year a great book came out from Tor UK called Drakenfeld. Unfortunately, still no US release date yet, and the sequel Retribution is already on the horizon. The Messenger is a short story set in that world, and I was actually surprised to see it available for US Kindle, so of course I grabbed it.
The Scorched Earth – I’ll probably never be able to finish all the ebooks I’ve ever bought, and I’ve come to accept that. But there’s a better chance I’ll get to them if I buy the audiobook. This has been sitting on my to-read list for a while, and I saw there was a good Whispersync deal, and added the audio version for ~$3.
The Assassin’s Blade – Got this audiobook as another cheap Whispersync deal. After the great time I had with Heir of Fire, I’ve decided to take the plunge on the short story anthology for this series. I don’t usually do that, but I heard The Assassin’s Blade was great, and that I should make an exception for this collection!