Book Haul

I’ve been trying to limit my book purchases/ARCs until I get through some of the ones I already have. I restrained myself this month ๐Ÿ™‚

My logic is that, considering I get through roughly eight titles a month (spread between books and audio books) picking up five this month is technically alright.


The Seventh Perfection

When a woman with perfect memory sets out to solve a riddle, the threads she tugs on could bring a whole city crashing down. The God-King who made her is at risk, and his other servants will do anything to stop her.

To become the God-King’s Amanuensis, Manet had to master all seven perfections, developing her body and mind to the peak of human performance. She remembers everything that has happened to her, in absolute clarity, a gift that will surely drive her mad. But before she goes, Manet must unravel a secret which threatens not only the carefully prepared myths of the God-King’s ascent, but her own identity and the nature of truth itself.

Title: The Seventh Perfection

Author: Daniel Polanksy

Publisher: Tordotcom

Genre: Fantasy

Vegas Rift

When Sam Carr becomes separated from his younger brother Doug during a trip to Las Vegas, he finds himself drawn into a world of unimaginable horrors. Through The Vegas Rift, Sam is taken to The Paradise, a sinister, Vegas-style hotel harboring dark secrets. Who is really running things behind the scenes? Will Sam reach Doug before itโ€™s too late? Will they ever return to the world they left behind?

Title: The Vegas Rift

Author: David F. Gray

Publisher: Red Cape Publishing

Genre: Cosmic Horror

Audio Books:

Hitch Hikers

One Thursday lunchtime the Earth gets unexpectedly demolished to make way for a new hyperspace bypass. For Arthur Dent, who has only just had his house demolished that morning, this seems already to be more than he can cope with. Sadly, however, the weekend has only just begun, and the Galaxy is a very strange and startling place.

Title: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

Author: Douglas Adams

Genre: Science Fiction/Comedy

Publisher: Macmillan Digital Audio

Last Argument

The end is coming.

Logen Ninefingers might only have one more fight in him, but itโ€™s going to be a big one. Battle rages across the North, the King of the Northmen still stands firm and thereโ€™s only one man who can top him. His oldest friend and his oldest enemy. Itโ€™s time for the Bloody-Nine to come home.

With too many masters and too little time, Superior Glokta is fighting a different kind of war – a secret struggle in which no-one is safe and no-one can be trusted. His days with a sword are far behind him. Itโ€™s a good thing blackmail, threats, and torture still work well enough.

Jezal dan Luthar has decided that winning glory is too painful, and turned his back on soldiering for a life with the woman he loves. But love can be painful too, and glory has a nasty habit of creeping up on someone.

While the King of the Union lies on his death bed, the peasants revolt and the nobles scramble to steal his crown. No-one believes that the shadow of war is falling across the very heart of the Union. The First of the Magi has a plan to save the world. But there are risks. There is no risk more terrible, after all, than to break the First Law.

Title: Last Argument of Kings

Author: Joe Abercrombie

Genre: Fantasy

Publisher: Orion Publishing Group Limited

Trouble with peace

Conspiracy. Betrayal. Rebellion.
Peace is just another kind of battlefield . . .

Savine dan Glokta, once Adua’s most powerful investor, finds her judgement, fortune and reputation in tatters. But she still has all her ambitions, and no scruple will be permitted to stand in her way.

For heroes like Leo dan Brock and Stour Nightfall, only happy with swords drawn, peace is an ordeal to end as soon as possible. But grievances must be nursed, power seized and allies gathered first, while Rikke must master the power of the Long Eye . . . before it kills her.

Unrest worms into every layer of society. The Breakers still lurk in the shadows, plotting to free the common man from his shackles, while noblemen bicker for their own advantage. Orso struggles to find a safe path through the maze of knives that is politics, only for his enemies, and his debts, to multiply.

The old ways are swept aside, and the old leaders with them, but those who would seize the reins of power will find no alliance, no friendship, and no peace, lasts forever.

Title: The Trouble With Peace

Author: Joe Abercrombie

Genre: Fantasy

Publisher: Gollancz

23 thoughts on “Book Haul

  1. โ€œIโ€™ve been trying to limit my book purchases/ARCs until I get through some of the ones I already have. I restrained myself this month ๐Ÿ™‚โ€
    Iโ€™ve been trying that myself…honestly? No luck so far ๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜… Looking forward to your post for Hitchhikerโ€™s Guide to the Galaxy. Have heard so much about that one but have never read it. The others look cool too, but havenโ€™t heard anything about those ๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜…Sorry๐Ÿ™ˆ

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      1. Nice, already looking forward to that! ๐Ÿ˜Š Iโ€™ve recently hopped aboard the DC comics train, and have bought a couple of graphic novels. Also somen new manga, as well some cool movie making of books from Alien, Aliens and the new Mad Max…in short…way too much, and my wallet keeps protesting๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

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      2. Well, I have just finished Death in the Family (for which I just released a post), and Iโ€™ve now bought a massive DC encyclopedia, as well as a comic that was highly recommended by lashaan: Harleen๐Ÿ˜Š Really looking forward to reading that! ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  2. Im so glad Black Library hasnt put out any books in the last two months, not that Ive gotten any further with knocking some of the list i have over there. Some nice looking covers on this post. Hope you enjoy mate.

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