Friday, February 16, 2007

This Should Keep You Busy -

Check These Title Out! They'll keep you busy ...

Until the last Harry Potter book comes out! Greg Keyes is one of my FaVoRiTe fantasy authors. His series (The Kingdoms of Thorn & Bone) is fantastic! Read the first three in this series, you won't be sorry! Here is a brief description of the first book, The Briar King (summary from Greg Keyes' website):

Two thousand years ago, the Born Queen defeated the Skasloi lords, freeing humans from the bitter yoke of slavery. But now monstrous creatures roam the landÑand destinies become inextricably entangled in a drama of power and seduction. The kingÕs woodsman, a rebellious girl, a young priest, a roguish adventurer, and a young man made suddenly into a knightÑall face malevolent forces that shake the foundations of the kingdom, even as the Briar King, legendary harbinger of death, awakens from his slumber. At the heart of this many-layered tale is Anne Dare, youngest daughter of the royal family . . . upon whom the fate of her world may depend.

Sounds cool, huh????

I also noticed a review in Library Journal for this new title that I am now eagerly anticipating:
The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
Library Journal, starred review
From his childhood as a member of a close-knit family of the nomadic Edema Ruh to his first heady days as a student of magic at a prestigious university, humble bartender Kvothe relates the tale of how a boy beset by fate became a hero, a bard, a magician, and a legend. Rothfuss's first novel launches a trilogy relating not only the history of humankind but also the tale of a world threatened by an evil whose existence it desperately denies. The author explores the development of a person's character while examining the relationship between a legend and its reality and the truth that lies at the heart of stories. Elegantly told and layered with images of tales to come, this richly detailed "autobiography" of a hero is highly recommended for libraries of any size.

Now you have plenty to read and keep you busy until July!
Katie M.

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